Author Recounts World - Class Chef's Rise to Fame and Conflicts with the Mob

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The Compulsive Chef by Stephen Anthony is a new novel that chronicles a young chef's coming of age and life-threatening clashes with the Italian Mafia

Part romance, part action adventure, and part travelogue sharing the rare beauty of Tuscany, Barcelona and the Caribbean, The Compulsive Chef by Stephen Anthony is a dramatic and comedic tale that recounts the trials and tribulations of a young chef on his way to fame and fortune.

When David, a star, college athlete, loses his scholarship after a career ending injury he is forced to find his way in the real world. After a series of dead end jobs, he discovers his gift - gourmet cooking. Eventually, he rises through the ranks of the restaurant business and emerges as a world-class chef. In time, he and his older brother Vinnie open a restaurant in a trendy part of Los Angeles but they do so with a few strings attached. The seed money they secure from a prominent Mafia boss comes with one stipulation. They are forced into giving the mob boss's scheming nephew a job. Tensions soon mount and in one tragic moment, David's life changes forever, and he becomes a chef on the run!

Food lovers and those with a passion for adventure and romance will enjoy this tale of David, The Compulsive Chef, as he embraces the challenges of life.

For more information, or to request a free copy of the book, please contact the author at s_laz@sbcglobal.net. The Compulsive Chef is currently available for sale online at Amazon.com, Borders.com and through additional wholesale and retail channels worldwide.

About the Author
Author Stephen Anthony has been a marketing and advertising executive for over 25 years. An aficionado of fine food, wine and travel, he currently resides in Southern California. This is his second novel.

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