Published by Berkley Books
Published: March 15, 2022
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SADIE ON A PLATE (Berkley Trade Paperback Original; on sale March 15, 2021) follows Sadie Rosen, an up-and-coming Seattle chef gaining attention for her unique and modern takes on traditional Jewish cuisine. After a messy—and very public—breakup with her chef boss, she becomes the laughingstock of the Seattle restaurant scene. Now jobless and blacklisted from every reputable restaurant in the city, Sadie is sure her career is over. That is, until she gains a coveted spot on her favorite TV show, Chef Supreme.
On the plane to New York, Sadie has undeniable chemistry with her seatmate and fellow chef, Luke. Though she makes it clear that she and Luke won’t be able to meet for the next six weeks, she joins him for an unforgettable dinner before beginning her journey on Chef Supreme. They bond over their mutual love of cooking and their dreams of opening restaurants that honor their roots, and Sadie wants nothing more than to see him again after filming ends. But, to her shock, she turns up to set the next day realizes she’ll be seeing a lot more of Luke than she thought.
In order to save her career, Sadie will have to use all the skills at her disposal to prove that she has what it takes to compete with some of the best chefs in the country while ignoring her growing feelings for Luke. With the stakes so high, will Sadie be able to keep her heart out of the kitchen long enough to secure her future?
Featuring a young Jewish protagonist, mouthwateringly described cuisine, and a sizzling forbidden romance, Amanda Elliot delivers a delicious romantic comedy, perfect for fans of Rachel Lynn Solomon, Christina Lauren, and binge-worthy cooking competitions like Chopped and Master Chef.
Praise for Sadie on a Plate:
“This novel is perfect for any fans of cooking shows who also love to curl up with a beach read…Give this tasty book a read, but perhaps with a bag of chips nearby.” —USA Today
“Luke and Sadie are likable characters with magnetic, slow-building chemistry and sympathetic, realistic backstories. The fast-paced, delicious plot is as much about food as romance…Readers, especially those who enjoy shows like Top Chef, won’t be able to put down this fast-paced romantic comedy.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“Elliot’s first adult novel has the perfect amount of reality show hijinks and food innuendos that help dial up the heat… A satisfying debut for foodies and romance lovers alike.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Sadie on a Plate is a joyful, satisfying romp. I loved it—and I’m still hungry!”—KJ Dell’Antonia, New York Times bestselling author of The Chicken Sisters
“Sadie on a Plate reads like the ultimate cooking show comfort-watch—with the added spice of a forbidden romance. A delicious love story and heartfelt ode to Jewish cuisine.”—Rachel Lynn Solomon, national bestselling author of The Ex Talk
“My goodness—Amanda Elliot knows how to write swoon-worthy food! Amidst all the inventive dishes and luscious food descriptions, Sadie on a Plate mixes the drama of a culinary competition, a slow-burn forbidden romance, and a salty-sweet cast of characters into the perfect bookish bite.”—Amy E. Reichert, author of The Kindred Spirits Supper Club
“Amanda Elliot’s debut Sadie on a Plate is a foodie delight. Fans of Top Chef will cheer on Sadie Rosen as she blazes through the Chef Supreme competition. The Jewish meals Sadie cooks are from the heart as is her steamy romance with chef Luke Weston. This sweet sufganiyot of a novel is deliciously delectable.”—Roselle Lim, author of Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop
“Sadie on a Plate is a delectable mix of humor, reality show drama, foodie vibes, and heart-fluttering love story. Amanda Elliot has crafted an endearingly imperfect heroine whose hot mess-ness and tenacity will resonate with readers. You’ll swoon, laugh, and cheer as you watch Sadie earn the happily ever after she so deserves.”—Sarah Echavarre Smith, author of On Location
Find my mini review HERE.