Characters in the Kitchen


The Larkin Community Cookbook is a collection of forty-two recipes mentioned or prepared by characters in the Collective Obsessions Saga.


A number of characters found in the books are exceptional cooks.


It begins with the first family chef Claude Mondoux (The Advent), and carries on with the ill-fated Nicholas Bertrand (Quixotic Crossings), the much-beloved Mae Jensen (The Twain Shall Meet), and the drunken Cora Ann Hogan (The Twilight).


Diabolical Amber Whale chef Jack Sansovino (Hearts Desires) is also a dab hand in the kitchen, where he brews more than just seafood specialties.


Members of the Larkin family possess culinary talent as well, including Shannon, Derek and Dana Larkin, who prepare mouth-watering dishes for family and friends. Derek (Hearts Desires) also becomes a professional chef and opens his own elegant restaurant in Larkin City, known as The Silver Tassel.


Before her grisly demise, Carly O'Reilly (Enthrallment and The Keeper's Journal) whips up delectable dishes for her highly successful Harbor View Catering company, where she also sells homemade foodstuffs.


Click here to view a complete list of recipes in the Larkin Community Cookbook (PDF, 430 KB).


The Larkin Community Cookbook is available at Amazon (Kindle), Barnes & Noble (Nook) and Kobo Books (multiple formats).


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Try this recipe from the Amber Whale:


Larkin Community Cookbook: Crab Cakes from the Amber WhaleCRAB CAKES

  • 2 slices white bread, crusts removed

  • 2 TBS mayonnaise

  • 2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning

  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

  • 2 tsp. parsley

  • 1/2 tsp. prepared yellow mustard

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 LB fresh lump crabmeat

Break bread into small pieces. Mix in mayonnaise, Old Bay, parsley, mustard and egg. Stir in crabmeat. Shape mixture into patties. Broil for ten minutes without turning or fry until golden-brown on both sides.


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Larkin Community Cookbook

ASIN: B0054S94G4

BNID: 2940012967022

KOBO ISBN: 1230000003591

Editor: Food Fare

Released: November 5, 2013

Web Site: Food Fare Cookbooks

Cover Art: Webs Divine









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