In The Golden Couple psychologist Avery Chambers uses unconventional methods attempts to unlock the mystery of Matthew and Marissa’s “perfect” marriage in the authors’ latest suspense novel.
“One of the things Avery relishes about living alone is eating exactly what she wants when she wants—be it a veggie burger at a bar after a hard day’s work or carry-out Thai food to enjoy while she binges her favorite Netflix series. On the other hand, Marissa longs for intimate family dinners—but her husband Matthew works so late that she usually has already fed their son and put him to bed by the time Matthew walks in the door. When the couple follows Avery’s directive to reconnect on a date night, they go to one of their favorite local restaurants—but Matthew initially doesn’t show up, leaving Marissa to begin the meal by herself. She feels self-conscious and sad, her appetite gone—in sharp contrast to how Avery feels when she dines alone.
Food also plays a big part in Marissa’s childhood. Marissa helped prepare lobster salad, cobblers, and artichoke dip at her parent’s gourmet-food market on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Enjoy this Artichoke Dip recipe for the signature dish Marissa spent many afternoons preparing at her family store.”
-Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekannen
Adapted from TastesBetterfromScratch.com