Stir it Up! by Ramin Ganesham
Release Date: August 1, 2011
A Trinidadian-American girl’s dream is challenged by her family
Thirteen-year-old Anjali's life is rich with the smell of curry from her parents' roti shop and an absolute passion for food. More than anything, Anjali wants to be a chef who competes on a kids' cooking reality TV show. But Anjali must keep her wish a secret from her family, who thinks Anjali's passions are beneath her. Thank goodness for Deema, Anjali's grandmother, whose insight and love can push past even the oldest family beliefs. Woven with recipes that cook up emotions and actual culinary recipes that make food, this novel is as delicious as it is satisfying.
-A MG debut novel about a girl with Caribbean heritage who loves to cook, sounds good. I don't know anything about Trinidad, I'm not even sure I could locate it on a map so I'm hoping I'll learn a little more about Trinidad. Just remember to have some food handy while reading :)
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