Praise for AFTERTASTE
“The perfect recipe for a deeply satisfying read a wonderfully flawed narrator with an ax (and an ex) to grind, a fast-paced story set in the fascinating world of top chefs and restaurants told with an insider’s knife-edge precision, an utterly believable and sympathetic cast of characters all served up with delectable prose and refreshing insights into work, family, and love that lingers long after the last page has been turned.”
–Liza Gyllenhaal author of So Near available from NAL September 2011
“Serving up not only delectable cuisine but magnificent prose, Meredith Mileti’s Aftertaste lingered on my tongue long after devouring the last page. Surely she is a writer destined for greatness!”
–Lisa Patton, Bestselling Author of Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’easter
“Meredith Mileti’s AFTERTASTE is as honest, hearty, and deeply satisfying as the Italian peasant fare cooked by her heroine. A delightful debut novel about the important things in life: food, family, and love.”
–Ann Mah, author of Kitchen Chinese
“To say that Aftertaste is a story about food and love and resilience is like calling Anthony Bourdain a “cook.” Readers are going to fall in love with Mira and Meredith Mileti. It’s always a thrill to read a debut novel, but to discover a writer as great as this is pure treasure.”
–Jo-Ann Mapson author of Solomon’s Oak and The Owl & Moon Cafe
Meredith Mileti not only understands food in all its contexts, she also understands stories and she’s given us a ripping good one in Aftertaste. I was hooked from Antipasti right down to the last crumb of Dolce on the plate.
–Judith Ryan Hendricks, author of Bread Alone, The Bakers Apprentice, Isabel’s Daughter and The Laws of Harmony
“I loved this unflinchingly honest portrayal of a woman’s fresh start–in life, in love, and in her very special kitchens.”
–Melissa Senate, author of The Love Goddess’ Cooking School
“Hot. Funny. Sexy. This is one delicious story and Meredith Mileti is one steamy good writer!
–Jamie Cat Callan, author of French Women Don’t Sleep Alone and Bonjour, Happiness!