A taste of sage [electronic resource] / Yaffa S Santos.
- ISBN: 9780062974860 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
From talented new writer, Yaffa S. Santos, comes this unforgettable, heartwarming, and hilarious rom-com about chefs, cooking, love, and self-discovery that is a cross between The Hating Game and Sweetbitter. Lumi Santana is a chef with the gift of synesthesia—she can perceive a person's emotions just by tasting their cooking. Despite being raised by a single mother who taught her that dreams and true love were silly fairy tales, she decides to take a chance and puts her heart and savings into opening a fusion restaurant in Inwood, Manhattan. The restaurant offers a mix of the Dominican cuisine she grew up with and other world cuisines that have been a source of culinary inspiration to her. When Lumi's eclectic venture fails, she is forced to take a position as a sous chef at a staid, traditional French restaurant in midtown owned by Julien Dax, a celebrated chef known for his acid tongue as well as his brilliant smile. Lumi and Julien don't get along in the kitchen—to say Lumi is irritated by Julien's smug attitude is an understatement, and she secretly vows never to taste his cooking. Little does she know that her resolve doesn't stand a chance against Julien's culinary prowess. As Julien produces one delectable dish after another, each one tempting Lumi with its overwhelming aromas and gorgeous presentations, she can no longer resist and samples one of his creations. She isn't prepared for the feelings that follow as she's overcome with intense emotions. She begins to crave his cooking throughout the day, which throws a curveball in her plan to save up enough money and move on as soon as possible. Plus, there's also the matter of Esme, Julien's receptionist who seems to always be near and watching. As the attraction between Lumi and Julien simmers, Lumi experiences a tragedy that not only complicates her professional plans, but her love life as well... Clever, witty, and romantic, A Taste of Sage is sure to delight and entertain readers until the very last page.
Electronic reproduction. New York : Harper Paperbacks, 2020. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 697 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB).
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2
New York City chef Lumi Santana is devastated when her cozy, cute Dominican restaurant is forced to shutter. Soon after, she takes a job as the sous chef at DAX, a French restaurant run by brooding bachelor Julien. Lumi is determined to keep her head down and focus on her craft. She never expects to fall for her boss, but their chemistry is undeniable, especially because of Lumi's unique case of synesthesia. Lumi can sense a person's emotions by tasting the food that they cook. One bite of Julien's cuisine tells Lumi everything she needs to know: Julien feels the heat too. Unfortunately things aren't so straightforward for this workplace romance. Their steamy connection is threatened at every turn by dismayed diners and Julien's jealous personal assistant. Lumi must use her mystical gift to guide them both toward happily ever after. Included throughout the story are the actual Dominican-French fusion recipes that Lumi and Julien create. This sweet and spicy tale will bring out the romantic epicurean in all who pull it off the shelves. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
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