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Check Me Out - LKLD July 2024


THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE

By: Amy E. Reichert

You’ve Got Mail meets How to Eat a Cupcake in this delightful novel about a talented chef and the food critic who brings down her restaurant—whose chance meeting turns into a delectable romance of mistaken identities.


SWEETBITTER

By: Stephanie Danler

A year in the life of a beguiling young woman in the wild world of a famous downtown New York restaurant follows her burning effort to become someone of importance through a backwaiter job that enables her indulgences in culinary and intellectual interests.


SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE LAKESIDE SUPPER CLUB

By: J. Ryan Stradal

In the aftermath of a devastating tragedy, a couple from two very different restaurant families in rustic Minnesota, Mariel Prager and her husband Ned, who’s having an identity crisis, lose almost everything they hold dear and unexpectedly find salvation in their failing business—the Lakeside Supper Club.


ARSENIC AND ADOBO

By: Mia P. Manansala

Returning home to help save her Tita Rosie’s failing restaurant, Lila Macapagal is shocked when her exboyfriend, a notoriously nasty food critic, dies suddenly, moments after they had a confrontation, leaving her the only suspect.


THE KITCHEN FRONT

By: Jennifer Ryan

An indebted young widow, a freedom-seeking kitchen maid, the wife of a wealthy but unkind man and a trained chef navigating sexism compete for a once-in-alifetime spot hosting a BBC cooking program during World War II.


THE NASTY BITS

By: Anthony Bourdain

The best-selling chef and author shares a candid and outrageous collection of his worldwide culinary misadventures, from scrounging for eel in backstreet Hanoi, to quarreling with raw-food activist Woody Harrelson, to revealing the less than glamorous aspects of making television.


YOUR TABLE IS READY

By: Michael Cecchi-Azzolina

In this entertaining, enlightening and edgy memoir, a career maître d’hotel, who has manned the front room at the hottest restaurants in NYC from the 1970s to 2020, breaks down how restaurants really run (and don’t) and how the economics work for owners and staff alike.


RADHA & JAI’S RECIPE FOR ROMANCE

By: Nisha Sharma

To All the Boys I Loved Before meets World of Dance in this delectable love story that combines food, dance, and a hint of drama to cook up the perfect romance.


LIGHTS, CAMERA, COOK!

By: Charise Mericle Harper

It’s “lights, camera, cook!” for four tween contestants who are all about to enter a televised cooking competition. What will the kids cook up? How will they all get along on- and offcamera? Which junior chef will have the grit—and maybe the grits—to make it through each challenge?


FOOD TRUCK FEST!

By: Alexandra Penfold

Join the members of one family as they head to the Food Truck Fest! They gather their things, cross the bridge, and prepare for a fun-filled day. And as they get ready, the workers on the food trucks get ready, too--preparing, tasting, and traveling across the bridge to join all the other kitchens-on-wheels.

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