Agatha Christie Festival Will Include Criminal Cooking Demonstration

Agatha Christie Festival Will Include Criminal Cooking Demonstration

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In the style of Agatha Christie herself, the 125th anniversary celebration of her birth will be commemorated with two things the author may have loved most: food and poison. A cooking demonstration will be held during the Agatha Christie Festival, where dishes featured will be derived straight from the books, reports The Guardian. Readers, beware! You may want to check your food for strychnine before consumption.

Anne Martinetti, a French writer famous for her niche market of “criminal food” cookbooks, will be holding the demonstration in Christie’s Devon kitchen, featuring dishes best suited for concealing poison. As many Christie fans may already know, the importance of food was emphasized in both her books and her real life. Also common in the infamous author’s works was the theme of poisoning as a preferred weapon.

“It will be a great experience for me, and I hope that the soul (or maybe the ghost) of Dame Agatha will smell the perfumes from the recipes and enjoy,” Martinetti said. “I think I will share the cake called Delicious Death cooked in the novel A Murder is Announced—it’s a fabulous chocolate cake. Maybe I will also prepare fish butter, the weapon in Sad Cypress, and let people guess if I have added strychnine.”

The 125th anniversary International Agatha Christie Festival will take place in Torquay, Devon, on September 11th through the 20th.

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