Cover Reveal: Scam Chowder
Book #2 in the Five-Ingredient Mystery series has a mouth-watering cover . . . with a missing ingredient.
The first book in the series had a cover image that set the style for future covers: the five ingredients needed for a dish in the forefront. This book's title made it clear what dish's ingredients would have to appear on the cover.
When my editor asked me to suggest images for the cover, I proposed the tureen with the series name on it and the bay view. I also listed five chowder ingredients to depict. For whatever reason, possibly aesthetic, one of the ingredients doesn't appear on the cover.
Any chowder cooks reading this? What other ingredient would you put in your chowder that's not shown here?
10/24/2014 07:47:07 am
I'd add two--a little butter and Old Bay Seasoning! But then when it comes to seafood, I always add them. It's a fun read, Maya! Thanks for letting me be a Beta.
10/25/2014 02:30:04 pm
Everything tastes better with butter and many things with Old Bay too. I never tried it in chowder, but I will the next time I make it. Thank you for the post and for being a Beta reader.
10/25/2014 02:21:39 am
Bacon? (Everything goes better with bacon.)
10/25/2014 02:31:49 pm
You're right, Norma. Bacon is what I included in my suggestions for the cover image. Last time I made chowder, though, I used pancetta instead of bacon. That was pretty good too.
11/26/2014 06:09:39 am
Bay leaves would add color to the image. The designer left out the bacon/salt pork that many people use in clam chowder.
9/18/2016 03:16:57 am
I make a chowder to which I add corn -- either fresh cut off the cob, or frozen small kernel corn. It adds a delightful touch, I think.
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