Food is Isa’s love language – this debut #ownvoices novel could fit anywhere in the April A to Z blog challenge calendar!
Like D, E, F for divorce, that took Papi from the 17 year old and her mom in Chicago to a new, now-expectant wife in southern France.
G for chef Grattard’s cooking school nearby, Isa’s chance to win a place working at his world-famous restaurant.
S for her stepmom’s college-age Spanish stepson who flirts with Isa’s classmates and is staying the summer too.
Or P for peeling potatoes, perfection, problems at the school – 13 teens from around the world competing for a single apprenticeship.
T is taste, trial and error, tradition, and Chef Troissant demanding total concentration from her students.
A,B,C for her late Abuela, beloved Cuban grandmother whose magical touch in the kitchen spread love through a small Kansas town, whose handwritten cookbook Isa still can’t open.
L is the charming city of Lyon and learning and legacies and… love?
How do you psyche yourself up for big opportunities?