Tembi Locke presents a cross-cultural love story which will make readers swoon. They will be encapsulated by Locke’s tale of love, loss, travel and the nostalgic healing powers of food. Life is too short to be spent unhappily, and Locke is not about to sit back and wait for it to pass her by. Instead, she reaches out, past the lot she is given, to find a new life for herself. This new life is filled with trails and tribulations, but beyond the hardship, it can be beautiful, loving and above all delicious.