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9780525429142 summary a young woman with a once in a generation palate becomes the iconic chef behind the country s most coveted dinner reservation is the summer s most hotly anticipated debut.
Kitchens of the great midwest characters. Kitchens of the great midwest. Stradal captures the region s patois and traditions such as cutthroat lutheran church. Ryan stradal 2015 penguin 320 pp.
When lars thorvald s wife cynthia falls in love with wine and a dashing sommelier he s left to raise their baby eva on his own. He s determined to pass on his love of food to his daughter starting with puréed pork shoulder. The author s elegant prose delights as it brings to life such diverse yet familiar characters as a bake sale veteran a hormonal young teen and a woman scorned.
The novel centers around eva a culinary prodigy born with a once in a generation palate to a chef father and a sommelier mother. Kitchens of the great midwest by j. Ryan stradal s debut novel kitchens of the great midwest is a culinary journey through his homeland.
Kitchens of the great midwest manages to be at once sincere yet sharply observed thoughtful yet swiftly paced and the lives of its fallible realistic and complicated characters mattered to me deeply. As eva grows she finds her solace and salvation in the flavors of her native minnesota. A teenage boyfriend an envious rival and several ancillary characters.
As the title suggests however kitchens of the great. Kitchens of the great midwest or more aptly called evas life by way of briefly mentioning food takes eva thorvald rather rapidly from a newly orphaned babe to a scandinavian goddess with chipped fingernail polish who has a palate for either extremely hot peppers or one able to discern individual flavors from the most simply and exquisitely prepared dish. Though growing up in poverty and facing numerous challenges by age 10 eva is growing chocolate habanero peppers in her room and selling them to local restaurants.
The first character we meet young lars thorvald has. It s a fantastic book. The clue is that in kitchens of the great midwest death comes at the beginning notwithstanding that page one is laugh out loud funny.