How a magical notion, born of driven focus without tempering of deep emotions will reveal those deserving a life of career excellence and true love.
Having his soul mate ripped away from him early in adulthood, a great chef spends his career in pursuit of culinary excellence. On his... read more
The turn of the 20th century, in Paris, France, a widely celebrated chef whose entire focus was on producing the very best food. As a young line cook, this man was not permitted to marry his true love because of his low standing in life. The woman, upon learning she had been betrothed to... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
The turn of the 20th century, in Paris, France, a widely celebrated chef whose entire focus was on producing the very best food. As a young line cook, this man was not permitted to marry his true love because of his low standing in life. The woman, upon learning she had been betrothed to another presented her lover with a newly developed meat thermometer she acquired during her time in the United States.
During the chef's dying moments, he made the solemn vow that the holder (and user) of the temperature gauge would know both true love as well as complete culinary brilliance.
50 years later, in New York City, an up and coming young chef is provided use of the thermometer and from that point forward his rise in the culinary world of trendy Manhattan surges meteorically. His love for food unfortunately gets a perverted twist when a critic delivers the chef his first review. While attempting to produce the perfect meal, the young chef loses site of his true love, family and friends.
Chapter One: Fathers Meet
Chapter Two: Growing Up
Chapter Three: Birth and Death
Chapter Four: Culinary Dreams
Chapter Five: Admissions Letter
Chapter Six: Unknown Consequences
Chapter Seven: Destruction of a Dream
Chapter Eight: Reality Sets In
Chapter Nine: Enter Angela
Chapter Ten: Pen Pals
Chapter Eleven: Temperature Rising
Chapter Twelve: Re-Gifting
Chapter Thirteen: Pursuit of the Perfect Meal
Chapter Fourteen: Review is In
Chapter Fifteen: Work, Work, Work
Chapter Sixteen: Friends Again For the First Time
Chapter Seventeen: The Days Before the Last Supper
Chapter Eighteen: Last Supper
Chapter Nineteen: Orphaned In an Instant
Chapter Twenty: To the Bone
Chapter Twenty One: Fall and Rise
Chapter Twenty Two: Angela's Realization
Chapter Twenty Three: The Perfect Meal
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