Salty, Bitter, Sweet - Audiobook, by Mayra Cuevas
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A slow-burn romance in a cutthroat kitchen! Theres more to becoming a top chef for 17-year-old Isabella Fields than just not getting chopped especially when the chances of things heating up with an intriguing boy and becoming a food star in the kitchen are both on theline.Isas family life has fallen apart after the death of her Cuban abuela and the divorce of her parents. And after moving in with her dad and her new stepmom, Margo, in Lyon, France, Isa feels like an outsider in her fathers new life. She balances her time between avoiding the awkward why-did-you-cheat-on-Mom conversationandher diligent aspiration to become a premiere chef.Despite Isas world being turned upside-down, her fathers house is located only 30 minutes away from the restaurant of world-famous Chef PascalGrattard, who runs a prestigiously competitive international kitchen apprenticeship. The prize job at ChefGrattardsrenowned restaurant also represents a transformative opportunity for Isa who is desperate to get her life back in orderand desperate to prove she has what it takes to work in an haute kitchen. But Isas stress and repressed grief begin to unravelfurtherwhen theenigmatic Diegoshows upat the houseunannounced.How can Isa expect to hold it together when shes at the bottom of her class at the apprenticeship, her new stepmom is pregnant, she misses her abuela dearly, and things withDiego reach a boiling point?Mixing up only the best ingredients,Salty, Bitter, Sweet:Is aclean and wholesomerival-to-lovers tropeset in a cutthroat kitchen environmentIs a perfect book for foodies ages 13 and up, and features a Latina main character who istrilingualExplores complicated family dynamics and relatable themes of friendship, acceptance,grief,and learning to care for yourselfPerfect for TV fans ofTop Chef,Chopped,andThe Great British Bake-off, as well asYAtitlessuch asWith the Fire on HighorA Cuban Girls Guide to Tea and TomorrowHasauthentic representation ofMayra Cuevas background



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