Saturday, December 18, 2010

Flavor of the Week by Tucker Shaw

(Photo taken from Goodreads)

Title: Flavor of the Week
Author: Tucker Shaw
Publisher: Hyperion Book
Language: English
ISBN - 10: 0786818905
ISBN - 13: 978-0786818907

Nina's Book Review for Flavor of the Week by Tucker Shaw Stew


1 book Flavor of the Week by Tucker Shaw
28 delicious recipes related to the story
1 lb. nice guy/nice girl/fat guy love triangle
1 whole Cyril aspiring to be a chef and loves Rose
1 whole Rose, beautiful hippie chick
1 whole Nick, nice guy and best friend of Cyril
1 cup thoughtlessly-concocted plan to get Rose for Nick
a dash of pity for Cyril
240 ml orange juice for reader
1 sandwich or a plate of whatever food is available
1 cup curiosity
humor and warm fuzzies, to taste

To cook:
  1. Preheat your mood to read books.
  2. Mix curiosity, book, and 28 delicious recipes until stiff peaks form.
  3. Take orange juice and sandwich with you while reading, to prevent sudden pangs of hunger while reading through recipes and food that Cyril cooks.
  4. Read through the book and become quickly endeared by Cyril's talent, humor, and secret longing for Rose.
  5. Stir in thoughtlessly-concocted plan to get Rose for Nick rapidly, until bubbles of laughter and feelings of jealousy form.
  6. Have a crush on Nick and hate him at the same time. Love his loyalty to Cyril but get disgusted with his pretentious effort to get Rose.
  7. Get a bit annoyed at Rose for not seeing through Cyril's secret cooking life immediately. Sympathize with her for trying to ditch boys.
  8. Continue reading the book until golden brown with author's talent in presenting a light, fast-paced, and creative retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac with Iron Chef elements. Do not decrease heat.
  9. Throw in 1 lb. of nice guy/nice girl/fat guy love triangle and season with humor and warm fuzzies to excite old and young readers alike.
  10. When the book gets a bit burned by a hint of predictability, quickly remove from heat and immediately add funny twists to the story.
  11. Watch out for crisp dialogue forming at the sides of the pan, be sure to mix it together with the other ingredients to improve taste.
  12. Add some interesting and quirky minor characters for garnish.
  13. Makes one humorous, touching, and ravenous serving.


  1. Aw, I remember reading this ages ago! Such a cute book! And cute styling of your review. Very fitting. :]


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