Troubador The Chef Who Made Onions Cry

Released: 28/07/2020

ISBN: 9781838594077

eISBN: 9781838595920

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The Chef Who Made Onions Cry

A Goldfarb Adventure


As on all cruise ships, the most important person on board the Pacific Belle, apart from the Captain is the Master Chef. It is the quality and yes indeed the quantity of food that makes or breaks a cruise.

The reader is introduced to Master Chef Armand Barrique - twice Michelin starred - dreamt recipes, who is not only a Master Chef but also a man of sensitivity and devoted to his trainee expert truffle-hunter pig. Chef is also central to the plot and his planning and delivery of the spectacular Versailles dinner is a highlight, not only for the cruise guests, but also for the reader.

Our old friend Alexander Pushkin Goldfarb continues his run of luck in the ship’s casino as he observes the foibles of his fellow passengers while new characters such as Major Barbara Cock, a retired army psychiatrist and now assassin for hire, introduce elements of intrigue and revenge and somewhat paradoxically humour and sympathy for her cause.

As in her previous novel, as the plot twists and turns in Ms Kippen’s hilarious and deliberately absurd trademark style, she tackles another important social issue and delivers a powerful blow to the proponents of Live Animal Transportation. The marked contrast of sober descriptions of this cruel practice brings home the message that it must be stopped! Now!

Plans are in place to release an Audible version of The Captain Loves Caviar read by British Actor Paul Sullivan, (A video is about to appear on Youtube and my website featuring veteran actor of stage and screen Lewis Fiander reading chapter 34, A Waking Ship)
Comic novels can be whimsical or delightful or absurd or just plain funny. Rarely are they all these things. The Captain Loves Caviar is…I loved reading it. I loved its craziness! Howard Albrecht publisher Funny Stuff From the Crazy Gang. Hollywood.USA. Author of See You In Nairobi.

So hilarious! A riotous romp that’s sharply intelligent and refreshingly zany.
Selena Summers, author of Feng Shui in Five Minutes.

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Chilli Kippen

Chilli Kippen was born in Great Britain but had made Australia home. She was widely read as a features and travel writer for major magazines in Australia before turning her hand to writing comedy. She has made documentary films and written feature films in Hollywood and Australia. Chilli lives with her husband and their three beloved King Charles Spaniels. They divide their time in Australia between Victoria and Queensland.

The Illustrator

Chilli was fortunate to find the perfect illustrator for The Captain Loves Caviar – A Goldfarb Adventure - Her wonderful illustrations capture the dark humor and sophistication of Chilli’s writing style. Aylie McDowall is an award winning illustrator, fashion designer and web designer (she was design assistant to acclaimed Australian fashion designer Collette Dinnigan before launching out on her own) Aylie has worked in Japan, Hong Kong, Great Britain and Berlin. Her time spent in Asia has had a profound effect on the way she works, in her use of line, color and composition. Aylie now works from her studio in the tropical north of Australia.

Chilli Kippen, Australian Humorist

Nominated for the Bollinger, Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction
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