Wednesday, 28 October 2020

The Secret French Recipes of Sophie Valroux by Samantha Vérant


Despite the title this is a novel.  Alright, there are some recipes at the end of the book – a handful of cheffy ones.


At first I thought I wouldn't like this book – but it dragged me in.  The protagonist is a chef who gets blamed unfairly for the restaurant she works in losing a Michelin star.  Then her French grandmother has a stroke.


So the story shifts to France – a chateau in the South West – so the setting is great.  The food sounds great.  And there is a love interest with complications.


I even found myself tearing up at some points – that's tears as in crying not ripping up the book!

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