The Last Chinese Chef
This book really hits the spot when it comes to food fiction stories. It is beautifully balanced with culinary description, human nature, and cultural awareness. I found myself devouring each word used to depict how a dish was created, how it looked, smelled, felt, tasted, and ultimately moved the diner with intention. Nicole Mones absolutely nails it in her book, The Last Chinese Chef, by using her life experience, having lived and worked in China for 18 years, along with her in depth research coupled with a deep appreciation for the Chinese culture.