Though Malcolm Hudson has been a profession chef for 35 years, Galileo and the Blueberry Conspiracy is t a cookbook. It is a work of historical fiction centered on the themes of cooking and eating with a well-developed, liberal worldview that passionately celebrates the earth and its bounty. A first person narrative, the vel features two characters in mid-life, without the crisis. An odd couple, Thibault and Malcolm take a picaresque ride into the past and cook intimate, great meals without pomp or fanfare for famous people who never got an even break. A Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance formula with far less brooding and personal condemnation. Galileo and the Blueberry Conspiracy is self-effacing, life-affirming, autobiographical and funny. It is how two human beings, who love what they do, perhaps more than life itself, work with each other in an atmosphere of almost divine grace. Irony is the web, controversy is around every corner-how the humble blueberry earns the wrath of the Church and the Inquisition-and a love story that cant be. It is about two men and a woman, who see the world in all its beauty and its ugliness. But what they see is real.