Isabel Vincent is a journalist who works in New York at a challenging job, and is finding life at home difficult as her marriage unravels. Her friend Veronica asks if she can meet her 90+ year old father, who has been recently widowed and is lonely. So begins a series of dinners and drinks where Edward cooks and bakes and they share stories about their lives and gradually become friends.
This was a lovely little book that made me hungry hearing about all the fancy food that he cooked although I would be a bit of a rookie with the strong cocktails they shared. The recipes seemed a bit overly complicated with lots of overnight marinades and truffles, not quite my style. In the end though it wasn't all about the food, the book was a sweet story about not giving up on love and you never know how friendships will blossom and grow. 4/5