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Top 40 Book Club : December 2008
The Last Chinese Chef NICOLE MONES ‘ Steeped in Chinese history and bursting with passion ’ When Maggie McElroy, a widowed American food writer, learns of a Chinese paternity claim against her late husband's estate, she has to go immediately to Beijing. Whilst there, she is given an assignment to profile the rising culinary star Sam Liang. In China, Maggie unravels her husband's past, finding out more than she expected about him and about herself. With Sam as her guide, she is also drawn into a world of food rooted in centuries of history and philosophy. Steeped in Chinese history and bursting with passion of its food and culture, this book provides a window onto a new world. This is a book for the armchair traveller, the armchair chef, or someone who just wants an entertaining read. 21