Review

Girl Cook

by Hannah McCouch



Treat your taste buds to this delightful book from first time
author Hannah McCouch. Enter the kitchens of New York restaurants
with Layla Mitchner, a Cordon Bleu graduate who is desperate to
move from salads up to finer cooking. The degree of chauvinism she
encounters is frightening in modern times, and readers will be
rooting for Layla as they enjoy the scrumptious descriptions of
food throughout the book.

Layla has relationship problems as well, with bad dates after
almost humorously bad dates with a decidedly Mr. Wrong. Mr. Right
is in the picture, but Layla will see it long after readers
do.

GIRL COOK is refreshing. Fans of the young woman/diary/relationship
genre will literally eat this up, but it has an edge not always
seen in those titles. In addition to the fun setting of kitchens
and cookery, Layla is passionate about her work and not obsessed
with men. She is more interested in making this career work than
waiting by the phone. But readers looking for romance will not be
disappointed.

McCouch has a gift for creating a believable cast and setting. This
book will leave readers hungering for more of her work.

Reviewed by Amy Alessio on January 22, 2011

Girl Cook
by Hannah McCouch

  • Publication Date: June 24, 2003
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Villard
  • ISBN-10: 1400060427
  • ISBN-13: 9781400060429