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Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous

Kathryn Williams

Square Fish

Sixteen-year-old Sophie Nicolaides was practically raised in the kitchen of her family’s Italian-Greek restaurant, Taverna Ristorante. When her best friend, Alex, tries to persuade her to audition for a new reality show, Teen Test Kitchen, Sophie is reluctant. But the prize includes a full scholarship to one of America’s finest culinary schools and a summer in Napa, California, not to mention fame.

Once on set, Sophie immediately finds herself in the thick of the drama—including a secret burn book, cutthroat celebrity judges, and a very cute French chef. Sophie must figure out a way to survive all the heat and still stay true to herself. Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous by Kathryn Williams is a terrific YA offering—fresh, fun, and sprinkled with romance.

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Chapter One
 

My mother’s recipe for tomato sauce starts with ripe plum tomatoes. To peel them, you use a sharp knife to cut a tiny X in the skin at one end. You dunk them in boiling water, just for a second—maybe ten—and run them under cold water. Then you pull back the skins, just like peeling a banana. You crush the tomatoes with your hands and stew them over low heat in their own juices with garlic, onions, and a bay leaf that have been sautéed in extra-virgin olive oil. Dash in some salt and pepper, and there you have it. The smell is nothing short of
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  • Pizza, Love, and Other Things That Made Me Famous

    Could winning a reality show lead to a cooking school scholarship AND a summer romance? Sixteen-year-old Sophie Nicolaides has the chance of a lifetime, but once on set of Teen Test Kitchen, she is surrounded by drama, and a very cute French culinary student. She must figure out a way to survive the heat and stay true to herself. Available Summer 2012 from Kathryn Williams and Macmillan! us.macmillan.com http://www.kathrynswilliams.com/KW/Welcome.html

  • Kathryn Williams Introduces Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous

    Watch author Kathryn Williams talk about her love of cooking, her writing, and new book, Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous.

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"Besides being a perfect choice for any fan of great food, this story will inspire teenagers to pursue their dreams and appreciate their heritages." --Booklist

 

"...entertaining and funny…”--School Library Journal

 

"[a] tasty read…”--Publishers Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Kathryn Williams

  • Kathryn Williams has written several young adult novels, including a New York Times bestseller. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. 

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