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The Last Chinese Chef
The Last Chinese Chef | Nicole Mones
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Struggling to recover in the wake of her husband's premature death and stunned by a paternity suit against her husband's estate, food writer Maggie McElroy plans a trip to China to investigate the claim and to profile rising chef Sam Liang, who introduces her to the Chinese concept of food, while drawing her into his extended family and helping her come to terms with her life. Reprint.
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bookandbedandtea
The Last Chinese Chef | Nicole Mones
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Books with food on the cover, as suggested by @ljuliel (I expanded the request to include a few drinks ☺️)
#keeplitsyactive #foodonthecover

ljuliel Thanks for posting. You picked sone good ones. The pop cover is neat and the hummingbird cake one looks good enough to eat ! 1mo
RainyDayReading Does that say ‘What Would Satan Do?‘ 🤣 Thats hilarious. I certainly hope he would eat that ice cream is what he should do! Now I want ice cream 🙈 1mo
bookandbedandtea @RainyDayReading That is what it says and I totally forgot I had this book till I went hunting for food books!
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ValerieAndBooks
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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).

Reggie That cover is striking! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks @Reggie it sure is — and nothing like what was actually used. 2mo
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bookandbedandtea
The Last Chinese Chef | Nicole Mones
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? The Last Chinese Chef
✒ CS Lewis (so many good "L" authors, it was hard to choose)
? The Lake House
? Lasagna
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💜 1y
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DebinHawaii
The Last Chinese Chef | Nicole Mones
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#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🍴📚

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Lissa00 She was the guest speaker at our local library and was so interesting! Love her books:) 3y
EvieBee I looove Mones!!! 3y
EvieBee @Lissa00 Wow! Wish I'd been a fly on that wall. I adore her. 3y
Flaneurette When I adopted my girls in China I would buy them congee usually with chicken. It was perfect baby food! 3y
Cinfhen Tagged book sounds fascinating ~ stacked! I think I started Night in Shanghai but bailed 🤔😟 3y
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FeastingOnFiction
The Last Chinese Chef | Nicole Mones
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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.

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#FoodieFiction and one that's on my TBR. I can tell, just by looking at the first few pages, that I will need to go out to a Chinese restaurant while reading it. #ReadJanuary

EvieBee One of my favorites and you definitely will crave Chinese food! (edited) 3y
DebinHawaii This is one of my all-time favorites! So good! 📚💜 3y
kspenmoll Lovely photo! 3y
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LeahBergen @EvieBee84 @DebinHawaii Now I KNOW I'm going to like it. 😀 3y
LeahBergen @kspenmoll Thank you! 😀 3y
Hobbinol What a beautiful board and teapots! 3y
DeborahSmall Love your tray and teapots. I can't read Chinese cookbooks without craving Chinese food. I love cooking it too. Indian food is my favourite, Chinese second. I just love food! 💕😘 3y
LeahBergen @Hobbinol Thank you! 😘 3y
LeahBergen @DeborahSmall Those are my two faves, as well. Whenever I read ANY sort of book set in India or China I immediately have to go out to dinner. 🐷 3y
DeborahSmall 😘 I ended up eating Chinese food last night for dinner ❤️ 3y
LeahBergen @DeborahSmall 😂 And now I'm craving Indian. 3y
DeborahSmall I had a lovely biryani at the weekend, Pakistani origin I think but a favourite in Indian restaurants. I make a good Indian curry. My aunt married an Indian man over 30 years ago and is a great cook. He unfortunately had a wife back in India and left her note telling her! Brutal!! 😂My eldest cousin is half Indian but he doesn't embrace that side of his culture x 3y
Jaimelire Looks good. Must read with Chinese take out! 3y
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