Bo Dixon is getting desperate as all his diner customers, even sheriff Tupper and his former waitress Cornelia, desert to the Joshua Peabody Inn on the Interstate. When he checks out the competition during breakfast and sees the owner Floyd Nelson row with the pseudo-French chef Alan Dupree, who wanted out of his three year contract by getting fired, there is a mild case of food poisoning and a fatal one: businessman Harrison Fraser III's wife Wilhelmina's best friend Betty Fiddler. While Dr. Seth Hazlitt calls in haughty health inspector Margo Perry and concludes on atropine, Jessica looks into the possibility of murder. The only missing item is a jar of old Mrs. Margo Perry's strawberry preserves, which Amos is allergic to. Jessica unmasks Dupree as a fake cordon bleu and Harrison as Betty Fiddler's adulterous lover, but also doubts the intended victim and ties up more minute observations... Written by
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Mr. Dupree, the chef, sarcastically refers to Jessica as 'the Julia Child of Cabot Cove' when Jessica comments on how the food could have poisoned the dead woman. Julia Child was a famous American cook and television personality, known especially for her French cooking, who passed away in 2004. See more
Although Cornelia is supposed to be a longtime resident of Cabot Cove and seems to be familiar with Dr. Hazlitt, she mispronounces his last name. See more
I'm a scientist, not a waitress.
References Peyton Place