Elza's Kitchen

Elza's Kitchen

A Novel

Book - 2012
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From the author of "Valeria's Last Stand", a charming fable of midlife, of passion and purpose lost and found in a restaurant kitchen. For years, Elza has gotten by. A divorcèe out of culinary school, she started her own little restaurant in the midsize Hungarian city of Delibab. She's getting sick of the same old dishes and the same old customers, and she can't help but think that perhaps the right review, from the right critic, would change things. But in the nascent years of capitalism, it will take some competition - both personal and professional - to really make Elza see that her restaurant, and her happiness, are worth fighting for.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.
ISBN: 9781608197699
Characteristics: 216 p. ;,21 cm.

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Michael Colford Sep 12, 2012

Marc Fitten's second novel follows the difficulties of a middle-aged woman working a successful neighborhood restaurant in Hungary, rife with romantic entanglements, magical cooking, and a fearsome gourmet food critic. Part fable, part life-affirming story, Elza's Kitchen is a beautifully-written, lovely tale about a real, complex, independent woman.

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klwallen
Aug 22, 2012

restaurant owner/chef Elza has midlife crisis.

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