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The Saffron Curse

24 pages17 minutes


"…a great romp set in a Vancouver restaurant. This was good fun." (SF Crowsnest)

Chef Eddie and his partner Amanda luck into a cheap site for the new restaurant they want to build. The old man they buy it from warns them that the site is cursed and makes them promise never to use saffron in their restaurant. But Eddie isn't superstitious, and when a career-making critic shows up asking for his famous Badaboom monkfish dish—which contains saffron—well, what's an ambitious chef to do?

This story was featured in Tangent Online's 2018 Recommended Reading List.

"The story's pace and prose bristle with the energy of a crowded kitchen." (Tangent Online)

About Marcelle Dubé:

Marcelle Dubé grew up near Montreal. After trying out a number of different provinces—not to mention Belgium—she settled in the Yukon, where people still outnumber carnivores, but not by much. Her short fiction has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies. 

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