My Fine Fellow

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My Fine Fellow
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Age Range
13+
Release Date
January 11, 2022
ISBN
978-0063047532
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It’s 1830s England, and Culinarians—doyens who consult with society’s elite to create gorgeous food and confections—are the crème de la crème of high society.

Helena Higgins, top of her class at the Royal Academy, has a sharp demeanor and an even sharper palate—and knows stardom awaits her if she can produce greatness in her final year.

Penelope Pickering is going to prove the value of non-European cuisine to all of England. Her contemporaries may scorn her Filipina heritage and her dishes, but with her flawless social graces and culinary talents, Penelope is set to prove them wrong.

Elijah Little has nothing to his name but a truly excellent instinct for flavors. London merchants won’t allow a Jewish boy to own a shop, so he hawks his pasties for a shilling a piece to passersby—but he knows with training he can break into the highest echelon of society.

When Penelope and Helena meet Elijah, a golden opportunity arises: to pull off a project never seen before, and turn Elijah from a street vendor to a gentleman chef.

But Elijah’s transformation will have a greater impact on this trio than they originally realize—and mayhem, unseemly faux pas, and a little romance will all be a part of the delicious recipe.

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A culinary historical treat
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What I liked:
A culinary treat set in an alternate 1800's London, Two female Culinary who are in a college of the sort set out to take a young down on his luck Jewish man and give them tools of the trade to become a fine young gentleman who can achieve whatever he wants. We have two females who play their parts in this tale to a tea, one of mixed heritage that can understand Mr. Little's place in life far better than the privileged Helen. They each have their views on what should happen during this project. The tasty recipes will make you hungry as you take this journey with Mr. Little from a small one-room place to the grand palace to cook for royalty.
Final Verdict:
This light-heart read has some more profound meaning and can open your eyes to things you may overlook in those we encounter in life. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, and I think anyone who likes historical fiction and having a twist added and like good cuisine as well will be in for a tasty treat with this novel.
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