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Fresh Pick | COMFORT FOOD by Kate Jacobs
Fresh Pick / October 7, 2009

April 2009On Sale: April 7, 2009Featuring: Augusta Simpson384 pages ISBN: 0425226204EAN: 9780425226209Trade Size$15.00 Women’s Fiction Buy at Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs Now in paperback from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Friday Night Knitting Club Shortly before turning 50, TV cooking show personality Augusta “Gus” Simpson discovers that the network wants to boost her ratings by teaming her with a beautiful, young new co-host. But Gus isn’t going without a fight—whether it’s off-set with her two demanding daughters, on-camera with the ambitious new diva herself, or after-hours with Oliver, the new culinary producer who’s raising Gus’s temperature beyond the comfort zone. Now, in pursuit of higher ratings and culinary delights, Gus might be able to rejuvenate more than just her career. Excerpt Chapter 1 February, 2006 Gus Simpson adored birthday cake. Chocolate, coconut, lemon, strawberry, vanilla– she had a particular fondness for the classics. Even though she experimented with new flavors and frostings, drizzling with syrups and artfully arranging hibiscus petals, Gus more often took the retro route with piped-on flowers or a flash of candy sprinkles across the iced top. Because birthday cake was really about nostalgia, she knew, about reaching in and using…