The Chinese Chef

Author: Nicole Mones
                                                        Sarah’s pick
Maggie, a food writer, goes to Beijing after hearing her late husband may have fathered a child there. She meets Sam, a chef descended from a chef who cooked for the last Emperor of China. Within the story is another story- excerpts from "The last Chinese chef", written by Sam’s father.
Sam and his family teach Maggie about the history and philosophy of Chinese food and culture, and there is no sweet and sour sauce in sight!