Vanilla Salt – a book review and giveaway

You might remember that one of the items on my summer bucket list was to read five novels before Autumn officially starts. I’ve only read one so far, so I’m rather behind but one is better than none!

I’ve just read Vanilla Salt, a first novel by Iberian chef Ada Parellada.

Admittedly it isn’t my style, really, and the translation felt clumsy to me but what a fun romp. What’s more, it’s full of powerful culinary descriptions that reveal where the author’s true passions lie. Alex is a fiery an opinionated chef (think Gordon Ramsay with a lot less charm) whose restaurant is going out of business because he’s alienated his customers, critics and employees. Annette is an explicably sweet French Canadian who is an enthusiastic social media foodie. She comes to apprentice in his kitchen for an experience and certainly gets one.


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