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A funny and warm-hearted tale of kitchen disasters, domestic calamities and love against all odds. Jake Goldman and Harry Hunter have been deadly rivals all through culinary school. Now at the top of their game, fate throws them back together again when they open their first restaurants in the small town of Easedale, just a few hundred metres from each other. Sharp knives a A funny and warm-hearted tale of kitchen disasters, domestic calamities and love against all odds. Jake Goldman and Harry Hunter have been deadly rivals all through culinary school. Now at the top of their game, fate throws them back together again when they open their first restaurants in the small town of Easedale, just a few hundred metres from each other. Sharp knives and heavy pans at the ready, they start cooking up a storm to entice the locals their way. Kate Walker has just lost her boyfriend and is about to lose her reputation at the local paper. Her only hope of salvaging her career is a down-and-dirty, tell-all feature about the seedy underbelly of the restaurant business. When one of Jake's team deserts him to join the dark (i.e. Harry's) side, Kate applies for the job, hoping the undercover investigation will get her all she needs to sort out her dead-end job - and maybe even her no-hope love life! Little does she know, when she follows the alluring smells into Jake's kitchen, that she is in for a major surprise...


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A funny and warm-hearted tale of kitchen disasters, domestic calamities and love against all odds. Jake Goldman and Harry Hunter have been deadly rivals all through culinary school. Now at the top of their game, fate throws them back together again when they open their first restaurants in the small town of Easedale, just a few hundred metres from each other. Sharp knives a A funny and warm-hearted tale of kitchen disasters, domestic calamities and love against all odds. Jake Goldman and Harry Hunter have been deadly rivals all through culinary school. Now at the top of their game, fate throws them back together again when they open their first restaurants in the small town of Easedale, just a few hundred metres from each other. Sharp knives and heavy pans at the ready, they start cooking up a storm to entice the locals their way. Kate Walker has just lost her boyfriend and is about to lose her reputation at the local paper. Her only hope of salvaging her career is a down-and-dirty, tell-all feature about the seedy underbelly of the restaurant business. When one of Jake's team deserts him to join the dark (i.e. Harry's) side, Kate applies for the job, hoping the undercover investigation will get her all she needs to sort out her dead-end job - and maybe even her no-hope love life! Little does she know, when she follows the alluring smells into Jake's kitchen, that she is in for a major surprise...

30 review for Recipe for Disaster

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sally

    One of the most enjoyable books I've read for a long time. A love story set in a new restaurant, owned by Jake a man who has had to struggle to get where he is, and who has a passion for food. He also has an enemy who is determined to bring Jake down and a staff of quirky and loveable people who put up with his biggest rants with "yes, Chef". If you like a good yarn, read it. If you like a good love story, read it. If you like stories about restaurants, read it. If you are a fan of Jill Mansell, One of the most enjoyable books I've read for a long time. A love story set in a new restaurant, owned by Jake a man who has had to struggle to get where he is, and who has a passion for food. He also has an enemy who is determined to bring Jake down and a staff of quirky and loveable people who put up with his biggest rants with "yes, Chef". If you like a good yarn, read it. If you like a good love story, read it. If you like stories about restaurants, read it. If you are a fan of Jill Mansell, try this one. Recommended to anyone who likes to get engrossed in the lives of others.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Patricia Kleyn

    (I actually finished this long time ago, just haven't updated here) This was an enjoyable read, which takes the reader into the nonstop world of running a restaurant with your biggest opponent biting at your heels. There are many twists and turns in the journey and the author keeps one entranced from beginning to end. Definitely a good read! (I actually finished this long time ago, just haven't updated here) This was an enjoyable read, which takes the reader into the nonstop world of running a restaurant with your biggest opponent biting at your heels. There are many twists and turns in the journey and the author keeps one entranced from beginning to end. Definitely a good read!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Katrina

    Easy, sweet read during Iso.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Tracey Preater

    Fairly typical chick-lit, an easy read. A good, if predictable, story with some likeable, unlikeable and downright despicable characters. The story is centred around the restaurant kitchens of two rival chefs and weaves in their lives and loves along the way. A good holiday read.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Akhmal Aiman

    Rating: 5/5 stars I just had to, and I'm not sorry for it. It is actually a lovely book. I needed to read chick-lit and I'm glad I picked up this book after leaving it for a while. The book is narrated mostly by Jake Goldman and Harry Hunter, rivals since culinary school. Fate throws them back together when they open their first restaurant just metres away from each other! At the same time, Kate Walker hopes to uphold her reputation in the world of journalism by staying undercover in Jake's kitche Rating: 5/5 stars I just had to, and I'm not sorry for it. It is actually a lovely book. I needed to read chick-lit and I'm glad I picked up this book after leaving it for a while. The book is narrated mostly by Jake Goldman and Harry Hunter, rivals since culinary school. Fate throws them back together when they open their first restaurant just metres away from each other! At the same time, Kate Walker hopes to uphold her reputation in the world of journalism by staying undercover in Jake's kitchen as a waitress to come up with the seedy underbelly of the restaurant business. Later in the book, Kate falls in love with Jake... just before truths were out. Such plot twist. I really enjoyed the book more than the last time I read it (could not finish it the first time). First thing first, the character building in the book is exquisitely done, and despite having more or less 4-5 POVs, I did not experience even the slightest of confusion. Another thing I love as well is the atmosphere described in the book - the description of the places, especially the hectic and 'hot' kitchen atmosphere, was written vividly, and thus, successfully. A slightly slow start, but it wasn't that bad. Really, the book's well-written and definitely a chick-lit you don't want to miss.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jenny

    The plot is fairly predictable but it is so well written and the characters are so well portrayed by Morrison that this is a very enjoyable read. The rivalry between Jake and Harry was interesting to read, although the affair between Harry and Georgia was one of the weakest things about the story in the way it was written and how it all came together. I loved the blossoming relationship between Kate and Jake, although it did become a tedious when Kate kept vowing to tell Jake the truth at all th The plot is fairly predictable but it is so well written and the characters are so well portrayed by Morrison that this is a very enjoyable read. The rivalry between Jake and Harry was interesting to read, although the affair between Harry and Georgia was one of the weakest things about the story in the way it was written and how it all came together. I loved the blossoming relationship between Kate and Jake, although it did become a tedious when Kate kept vowing to tell Jake the truth at all those moments and never did - but I guess it wouldn't be as interesting a story if she told him from the outset. The stories of the supporting characters was also interesting too. Full review at http://chocolatedigestivebiscuit.blog...

  7. 4 out of 5

    MJ

    Funny and light. "A good relationship isn't about chucking stuff away and starting over, like you sometimes have to do in cooking. I think it's about surviving stuff." It's fun reading this book. Though it is a bit of a drag that the story is so long that it becomes boring sometimes. The characters are really unique in their own ways. There are many parts that I disliked but there are some parts that I would say really witty for you to think. Overall, I quite enjoyed this chick-lit. Funny and light. "A good relationship isn't about chucking stuff away and starting over, like you sometimes have to do in cooking. I think it's about surviving stuff." It's fun reading this book. Though it is a bit of a drag that the story is so long that it becomes boring sometimes. The characters are really unique in their own ways. There are many parts that I disliked but there are some parts that I would say really witty for you to think. Overall, I quite enjoyed this chick-lit.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Katherine

    Typical chick lit. It was pretty obvious from about 1/4 of the way in what was going to happen in the end. Having said that it was an ideal book to read when I was tired before bed as I did not have to think very much. The characters were on the whole likeable although the 'villain' was a little too obvious. It is a good read for when you are looking for something light but you probably won't even remember reading it in about 4 months. Typical chick lit. It was pretty obvious from about 1/4 of the way in what was going to happen in the end. Having said that it was an ideal book to read when I was tired before bed as I did not have to think very much. The characters were on the whole likeable although the 'villain' was a little too obvious. It is a good read for when you are looking for something light but you probably won't even remember reading it in about 4 months.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Any Length

    A perfectly good bit of chick-lit to amuse the reader, who is willing to overlook the fact that no undercover reporter, of what really is a small time country newspaper, would get this much time off to write a story about the inner workings of local restaurants and their possible cheating the diners with so called "home made" products. The characters are well built and one knows immediately who to like and who to hate. A nice book to while away an afternoon with lighthearted reading. A perfectly good bit of chick-lit to amuse the reader, who is willing to overlook the fact that no undercover reporter, of what really is a small time country newspaper, would get this much time off to write a story about the inner workings of local restaurants and their possible cheating the diners with so called "home made" products. The characters are well built and one knows immediately who to like and who to hate. A nice book to while away an afternoon with lighthearted reading.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Saritha

    Loved that the story has 2 interesting angles - the rivalry between Jake and Harry and the romance between Jake and Kate. Absolutely adore the distinct personalities that Jake hires to run the run the restaurant, especially Godfrey. I laughed out loud in some sections and now my husband is curious about the book. Only hitch is the rapidly shifting points of view. Slightly disorienting slipping in and out of so many heads and hearing so many voices.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jane Potter

    Completely mind numbing. The bad guy's bad. The good guy's good, then they fall in love at the end. If you want that kind of thing and not use your brain at all, go for it. Wasn't even funny. Disappointed. Completely mind numbing. The bad guy's bad. The good guy's good, then they fall in love at the end. If you want that kind of thing and not use your brain at all, go for it. Wasn't even funny. Disappointed.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Caroline De

    Ok romcom. Easy but not great.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Malsha

    Funny and engaging. Miriam Morrison's writing style is unique and eloquent. The plot can use more stirring up but overall, an enjoyable read. Funny and engaging. Miriam Morrison's writing style is unique and eloquent. The plot can use more stirring up but overall, an enjoyable read.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Menna Barakat

    one of my favorite books, never imagined the art of being a chef or a field journalist except when i read it !!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Tia Frankland

    I want to live in this book! From the first page to the last, I thought I was living the story rather than reading it. Miriam's work is simply sublime. I want to live in this book! From the first page to the last, I thought I was living the story rather than reading it. Miriam's work is simply sublime.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Bambola

    This was a fun read - pretty predictable in terms of the plot line, but I liked that it was set in the restaurant world so I learnt something along the way.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ailsa

    I loved this book. Didn't want it to end. I loved this book. Didn't want it to end.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    I Loved this book! It was so easy to like, it flowed really well and was just a fun read.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kate Bolton

    Fun, light hearted romance surrounded by food. What more could you ask for?

  20. 4 out of 5

    Bettynz (Larraine)

    From PBC book sale

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

    This was a quick fun read

  22. 5 out of 5

    Joan

    Nice easy read chick lit, bit unbelievable though.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Marion

    That was an easy fun chick lit!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kiwileese

    Wonderful chick lit read!! Listened to it as an audio book. Fabulously written by Suzy Aitchison cant recommend it highly enough

  25. 4 out of 5

    Ann

    I ended up loving Jake and Kate in this book though the first 200 pages seemed to drag on, it was good to see that good guys don't finish last! I ended up loving Jake and Kate in this book though the first 200 pages seemed to drag on, it was good to see that good guys don't finish last!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kristin

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Rogan

  28. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    It is rude but in a funny way. I say it should be for girl teenagers

  29. 5 out of 5

    Helen

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tereza

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