Too Many Cooks is, of course, the best book ever written just as every book by Rex Stout is the best book ever written. It follows Archie Goodwin and Nero Wolfe as they travel down to the South for a cooking competition of sorts. Someone dies and it's up to Wolfe to solve it.
The book dives into Stout's ideas about race relations and feminism and all of those things that were exploding in the 20th century (and still are). Beautifully done by the master of the mystery novel.