A knife that never needs sharpening. Flying Meringue Messages. Rocking and Rolling cheese. Bright orange beans that make you blurt out the truth. This is the mad and tasty world of the Peabody Academy of Gastronomie!Twelve-year old Poppy Peabody sniffs out a rare purple truffle by chance and earns a place at the prestigious school where youngsters, each Gifted in one of the five senses, are trained in the culinary arts. However, when two talented members of the Wilde family threaten to thwart the young lady, and the fate of a revered but unscrupulous chef falls into her hands, Poppy and her new, sharp-shooting best friend, Nigel Wingbolt, are drawn into a deadly battle that will challenge their skills inside and outside of the kitchen. Long listed in the prestigious Times Online/Chicken House Children's Story Competition, this book has all the ingredients to have you coming back for seconds!