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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781429996013224 Pages, Ages 8-12
Twelve-year-old Evie Carson lives with her mom. In an apartment across the lake, Evie's celebrity-chef dad is starting a new life with his young second wife, Angie, who's expecting twins. To make matters worse, Evie's dad has custody of the beloved family dog. Navigating her new family situation is difficult, and Evie turns to her love of cooking as a way to stay connected to her father. Through cooking classes, Evie finds an unexpected friend in Corey, whose eccentric aunt Shanti might be able to make everyone a little happier. Evie learns to look outside herself, help others, and make friends where she never thought she could (she also learns to make a pretty darn good soufflé!).
"There is fabulous cooking, good cooking,
mediocre cooking, and bad cooking."
I like to cook early in the morning. No one's around to distract me. Nobody's telling me what ingredients to add or leave...