A year and a half ago, Asha Das father, named Ninu, won a marathon cooking contest garnering him the Best Chef of Mangpur. Months after Ninu started his own restaurant, he was accused of poisoning the magistrate who gave him the award.
Asha Das, the daughter joined a cooking competition to prove his father's innocence that led for her to be chased relentlessly by the son of the late magistrate for misunderstanding his father's last words on his deathbed. Because of this man, the lives of the people who were dear to her were affected. Aside from the son, an organization also aimed to stop her advancements as a chef.
Asha was now in the brink of helplessness and despair. Would she let despair to chase her for the rest of her life? Thus, she chose to stand as a woman in the world of chefs. She would create her own dishes and make his father's recipes alive again. Her adventures would also lead to clues of the real killer of his father.
Let’s walk with Asha as she continued to discover her gifting in cooking, her life as an orphan, and in the midst of the culinary world where men prevailed. And on how she discovered the Recipe of Love.
To spice things up, a celebrity chef wanted to immerse himself in what you call village cooking life for him to discover new culinary styles and to escape from the impending war in the Capital. Here, he discovered Asha’s special recipe to make people happy and to be entangled with her problems and sufferings. This also led them to find love along the way.
(This novel won the 2nd place in the writing prompt contest #34: Chef, but got the same price as the first place. Thanks to all who supported.)
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