Dangerous pleasure

François VALLEJO

Élie Élian, the novel’s hero, fulfils his destiny and becomes a talented chef. Cooking delivers him experiences of love and success, and then the fall...

Élie Élian is one of those children who pushes away the plate his parents give him. He lingers at the back of the newly-opened restaurant in his neighbourhood. The gestures he notices and smells from the kitchen reveal his destiny: he will be a chef.

In the restaurants where he offers his services by scrubbing pots and pans, he continues to study and learn by what he sees. But, after breaking one too many dishes, Élie is shown the door. On the street, he mixes with shady characters who try to teach him the art of « dining and dashing ». His first attempt in a modest restaurant will lead to the meeting of a lifetime.

Jeanne Maudor, the widow of a great chef who died on the job, will help him to try out his most extravagant recipes while initiating him into love and sensuality.

About the author

François Vallejo (ENG)
François Vallejo teaches Literature. He has been published by Viviane (...)

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