Kitchens of the Great Midwest

Kitchens of the Great Midwest 1

by J. Ryan Stradal

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 28/07/2015

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Who is Eva Thorvald? To her single father, a chef, she's a pint-sized recipe tester and the love of his life. To the chilli chowdown contestants of Cook County, Illinois, she's a fire-eating demon. To the fashionable foodie goddess of supper clubs, she's a wanton threat. She's an enigma, a secret ingredient that no one can put their finger on. Eva will surprise everyone. On the day before her eleventh birthday, she's cultivating chilli peppers in her wardrobe like a pro. Abandoned by her mother, gangly and poor, Eva arms herself with the weapons of her unknown heritage: a kick-ass palate and a passion bordering on obsession. Over the years, her tastes grow, and so do her ambitions. One day Eva will be the greatest chef in the world. But along the way, the people she meets will shape her - and she, them - in ways unforgettable, riotous and profound. So she - for one - knows exactly who she is by the time her mother returns.Kitchens of the Great Midwest is about the family you lose, the friends you make and chance connections that can define a life. Joyful, quirky or brazen, everyone lends their voice to tell Eva's story - one that's as heartwarming as it is irresistible, taking the bitter with the sweet.
ISBN:
9781784292416
9781784292416
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
28-07-2015
Publisher:
Quercus Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
232x159x24mm
Weight:
0.41kg

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  • Quirky foodie love - amazing!

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    Kitchens of the Great Midwest is as quirky as the title suggests. Its a story of Eva Thorvald who is a girl with an unusual palate and an uncanny gift. At times hilarious and sad but also a celebration of the foodie culture. Filled with stories from the people that touch Eva's life, this is an original and thoroughly delightful novel.

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