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Secrets of the Tsil Cafe: A Novel with Recipes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2014

    This novel is a wonderful story told from the point of view of W

    This novel is a wonderful story told from the point of view of Weston Hingler. Wes comes from two Mexican heritage parents with magnificent taste in many different types of food. Wes grows up in one old fashioned restaurant owned by his mother, Maria, and one new world restaurant by his father, Roberto. Throughout his life, Wes learns the struggles of loss, betrayal, love, and suffering. Even as cooking food as a young child, he had injuries that only helped him throughout his teenage years. He develops many enemies along the way, many which came by his parents food in the restaurants. When Wes was a teenager, his parents betray one another and he doesn't quite understand why. Although the use of the Mexican language is frequent, the story is an easy read with many new world and old fashioned recipes. Most recipes that the family make in the novel are printed in the footnotes. This coming of age story is suggested to be recommended for anyone over the age of thirteen, mainly because of the excessive vocabulary used, and the events that happen throughout the story. But anyone that reads this amazing story is sure to enjoy it, be hungry, and leave their mouth watering.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2001


    This book is a great story showing how intense ones family's life may be. It is a boy telling his life story growing up in the kitchens of his mother and father. He discribes how life was and all the details of the kitchen. It is great because it also has some of the recipes they talk about.

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