Sugar and Spice and All Those Lies

Chanterelles garnished with cream and mayhem.

Gina, granddaughter of a French chef, learns these lessons: Cooking a great meal is an act of love. An act of grace. A life-affirming gift. Born to poor parents, she's a nobody who gets lucky. She’s chosen to cook at a Michelin-starred restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area and finds a world of new challenges and new loves that exposes her to fascinating people gripped by dark motives. Can Gina's cooking help her survive and thrive in this world of privilege, pleasure and unexpected danger?