4th Grade and Up
Twelve-year-old chef Zoey Kate’s Fried Banana Fondue is delectable, her Maple Cinnamon Crab Fajitas are divine, and her Chocolate-Covered Pork Chops are to die for. Zoey is the best cook in town and she wants everyone to know it. She’s on a mission to start her own restaurant, but quickly learns that the restaurant industry is competitive . . . and dangerous. There are people who see Zoey as a threat, and they’ll use any means necessary to make sure that she fails.
This book drew me in like ice cream on a hot day. From the very first page, I immediately fell in love with Zoey’s character. She is a force to be reckoned with and oozes confidence.
Zoey’s dishes, to me, sound disgusting. Then again, I’m not that adventurous when it comes to food. I’m 24-years-old and my favorite lunch is still peanut butter sandwiches. It’s pretty much the perfect food if you don’t have a peanut allergy. I do love the description on how Zoey prepares her food. You can picture her flying around the kitchen like a tornado.
The only thing that I didn’t like about this book is how Zoey treats her friend Dallin. She kind of treats him more like a tool than a friend.
This is the perfect book for fans of cooking shows like Master Chef Junior. I’ve been meaning to watch this show for a while but I have two problems with it. 1) I don’t like Gordon Ramsay that much. He’s always yelling at people and telling them what they’re doing wrong. And 2) Cooking shows make me hungry.
If you like this book and Master Chef Junior, I highly recommend checking out this Disney Channel Original Movie. Eddie’s Million Dollar Cook-Off is about a boy named Eddie who has to choose between helping his baseball team win the finals or competing in an important cook-off. This is one of my favorite Disney Channel movies mostly because it features not one but two food fights. Being in a food fight is something I’ve always wanted to do. Next to shoving a pie in someone’s face.
This weeks’ Weird but True Fact about Chef Hats
The 100 pleats on a chef’s hat are said to represent all the ways you can cook an egg.