Main character is a young widow and food writer who finds herself in China for both food-writing work and for personal reasons. The plot was somewhat predictable, but really enjoyed the descriptions of authentic Chinese cuisine and it‘s intertwinings with the culture there. I‘ll give this a pick.
(I love this cover 😍. It‘s an ARC. The local used book store that benefits senior citizens takes donations rather than payments for ARCs).
#RockinMay #chinagrove & #MayBookFlowers #farflung -Nicole Mones writes some great books set in far flung China, so I'm combining photo challenges today. My favorite of her books is The Last Chinese Chef. It was universally loved when I hosted it for virtual foodie blogging book club & it inspired me to make some lovely congee (rice porridge) with plenty of toppings. I'll link to my review/recipe & other books below. #foodiefiction #litsycooks🍴📚
This was a fun light read. As a fan of foodie fiction I enjoyed reading about the food history and culture of China, a cuisine I have not yet explored beyond the Americanized version (which I'm to understand is as close to the real thing as banana flavored laffy taffy is to a real banana). The characters were engaging and the writing was well done.