A la Carte (Google eBook)

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Random House Children's Books, Jun 10, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 281 pages
18 Reviews
SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD LAINEY DREAMS of becoming a world famous chef one day and maybe even having her own cooking show. (Do you know how many African American female chefs there aren’t? And how many vegetarian chefs have their own shows? The field is wide open for stardom!) But when her best friend—and secret crush—suddenly leaves town, Lainey finds herself alone in the kitchen. With a little help from Saint Julia (Child, of course), Lainey finds solace in her cooking as she comes to terms with the past and begins a new recipe for the future.
Peppered with recipes from Lainey’s notebooks, this delicious debut novel finishes the same way one feels finishing a good meal—satiated, content, and hopeful.


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Filled with recipes and a satisfying ending. - Goodreads
The ending too, annoyed me. - Goodreads
Sweet, funny, and full of great recipes to try at home! - Goodreads
The plot was just flat. - Goodreads
Lainey's vegetarian recipes are included in the book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Amy Y. - Goodreads

A la Carte by Tanita S. Davis is about a young 17 year old girl named Elaine whose dream is to become a world famous chef inspired by Julia Child and becoming a star in her own cooking show. However ... Read full review

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User Review  - Forever Young Adult - Goodreads

Graded By: Erin Cover Story: A Puzzle BFF Charm: Yay! Swoonworthy Scale: 2 Talky Talk: Like a Julie and Julia That Doesn't Make Me Want To Kill Myself Bonus Factors: Recipes, Saint Julia, Old-Fashioned YA Relationship Status: Fellow Foodies Read the full book report here. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
22
Section 3
35
Section 4
48
Section 5
62
Section 6
63
Section 7
106
Section 8
107
Section 10
153
Section 11
154
Section 12
180
Section 13
257
Section 14
271
Section 15
272
Section 16
273
Section 17
274

Section 9
120

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About the author (2008)

This is Tanita S. Davis’s first novel. She made her first pâte à choux in high school, discovered that Mae Ploy sauce goes with almost everything, and that there’s nothing on earth like good Thai food. She lives in Northern California with two finches, a snake named Willful, and the world’s best baker.


From the Hardcover edition.

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