Characters in the Kitchen


The Larkin Community Cookbook is a collection of more than 190 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), the drunken Cora Ann Hogan (The Twilight) and and former Bruno's Cafe waitress Berty Soames (Limb of Iniquity).


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.

Bad seed Alexandra Cimarelli (Limb of Iniquity) is also surprisingly talented in the kitchen, where she prepares Baked Macaroni & CheeseChicken Cordon Bleu and Homemade Soft Pretzels.


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


The Larkin Community Cookbook is available at Amazon (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble (Nook).


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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


BNID: 2940161099636

Editor: Food Fare

Released: June 9, 2023

Website: Food Fare Cookbooks

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