The Last Chinese Chef

by Nicole Mones | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0547053738 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbookstogivewing of Springville, Tennessee USA on 8/20/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by wingbookstogivewing from Springville, Tennessee USA on Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Amazon Editorial Review

This alluring novel of friendship, love, and cuisine brings the best-selling author of Lost in Translation and A Cup of Light to one of the great Chinese subjects: food. As in her previous novels, Mones’s captivating story also brings into focus a changing China -- this time the hidden world of high culinary culture.

When Maggie McElroy, a widowed American food writer, learns of a Chinese paternity claim against her late husband’s estate, she has to go immediately to Beijing. She asks her magazine for time off, but her editor counters with an assignment: to profile the rising culinary star Sam Liang.

In China Maggie unties the knots of her husband’s past, finding out more than she expected about him and about herself. With Sam as her guide, she is also drawn deep into a world of food rooted in centuries of history and philosophy. To her surprise she begins to be transformed by the cuisine, by Sam’s family -- a querulous but loving pack of cooks and diners -- and most of all by Sam himself. The Last Chinese Chef is the exhilarating story of a woman regaining her soul in the most unexpected of places.

Journal Entry 2 by wingbookstogivewing at Portland, Maine USA on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Released 7 yrs ago (6/1/2014 UTC) at Portland, Maine USA

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Journal Entry 3 by therubycanary at Portland, Maine USA on Tuesday, July 1, 2014
I'm really excited about this one, it looks fantastic. I've never read the book version of Lost in Translation, but it's one of my favorite movies. If I enjoy this one, I'll definitely be checking out more by this author.

Journal Entry 4 by therubycanary at Sebago, Maine USA on Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Finally got around to reading this little gem. A really great mix of Chinese food history, mystery, travel writing, and modern day- work- related romance.

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