From the filthy streets of Brooklyn to the glam of Beverly Hills, 13 year old chef extraordinaire Zin Mignon serves a parade of royalty, celebrities and supermodels.
What can you possibly make with pickled pigs' feet, an unreadable long lost note, the lurking Mustard Monks, dry rump roast and Poor Mrs. Piddle’s smelly kitchen?That’s easy, if you're 13-year old chef extraordinaire Zin Mignon; they’re either perfect ingredients, or a recipe for one hot mess.
The trouble is the forgetful Mrs. Pirogi – his sole link to a long-lost family legacy – can’t quite remember much about Zin’s cryptic ancestry. So with that on his mind, as the sizzling sensation of the Sunset Strip, why is he cooking for the homeless on skid row?
His rivals try anything to take him down: the burnout hotdog salesman across the street sabotages with elephant laxative, while evil restaurant critic Brandy Bitterwine roasts Zin with… zero stars! With the help of Avalina, the brilliant 22-year old business manager, and his swim-teammate Jenny,
Zin must fight to learn his family history that may not be entirely appetizing. Is it related to the secret of his incredible Russian Rye? While his fans rave, the vile scoundrels are closing in.
Zin’s fragile artistic temperament is pushed to the boiling point until Jenny has a brilliant idea, but will it work? Little do they know they’ll face the ultimate challenge which could shut down Zin’s kitchen forever.
The second in the series, RIDDLE of the RUSSIAN RYE mixes food, fame and family, and twists its way to an emotionally tasty – or distasteful – ending.
Author MICHAEL DASWICK is the winner of both of Columbia's prestigious literary awards for fiction. He's the author of the heartwarming epic novel CHIP ROCK and the FAT OLD FART, and HALLBOYS, a collection of inspiring connected short stories.
Always mixing humor and drama, friends and treacherous rivals, with ZIN MIGNON, Michael has cooked up a stirring series of Kitchen Fiction.
***ARRIVING MAY 2021***