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Elza's Kitchen

(2012)
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For years, Elza has managed to get by. A divorcee out of culinary school, she started her own little restaurant in the mid-size Hungarian city of Delibab and has grown a decent business cooking quality versions of Hungarian classics and serving them with a smile. But lately her smile has become tired. The loveless affair with her sous-chef is now an irritation and she is weary of the same customers drooling over the same dishes. With her country in a state of transition, from communism to capitalism, Elza embarks upon her own change, shifting her focus from The Sous-Chef to The Critic, one of the harshest and most powerful restaurant columnists in Europe. Elza invites The Critic to visit her, courageously stepping away from the menu she has lived with since opening the restaurant, in the hope of landing a glowing review that will push her above the competition. But as her relationship with The Sous-Chef turns sour, the food threatens to turn with it. On the fateful night of The Critic's visit, not even Elza's strained composure can prevent the chaos that ensues. Filled with charm and humour, Elza's Kitchen is a wonderful celebration of culture and cuisine, serving up all the heat, sensual delights and rich atmosphere of the restaurant itself. Resisting the comfortable pattern of her old life, Elza learns that there are more important things than accolades and prizes and that true joy - and love - can be hidden in the most surprising of places.

 
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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Elza's Kitchen
Author(s): Marc Fitten
ISBN: 1-4088-3105-8 / 978-1-4088-3105-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Elza's Kitchen
Author(s): Marc Fitten
ISBN: 1-4088-2132-X / 978-1-4088-2132-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Elza's Kitchen: A Novel
Author(s): Marc Fitten
ISBN: 1-60819-769-7 / 978-1-60819-769-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

March 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: Elza's Kitchen
Author(s): Marc Fitten
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Elza's Kitchen
Author(s): Marc Fitten
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Elza's Kitchen: A Novel
Author(s): Marc Fitten
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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