She has the perfect restaurant location all picked out until someone else comes along and moves in before she has enough funds. It was a frustrating storyline and one that I had a hard time getting into. Firstly, I am not familiar with the cook books made popular by Kim Barnouin which I don't think has any relevance if you wanted to read this book. Clementine confronts Zach in the restaurant, but is horrified to discover that she's attracted to him. The whole staff is fired and Clem in blackballed.
As Clementine rebuilds her life with new friendships, romance, and recipes, she finds that there are healthy choices to make both in and out of the kitchen. That's what I personally kept getting out of this. She plans to work hard, save money, and buy the space. This was the second biggest problem for me: the chemistry was just implied. However, you have to be connected with internet and you can read the online book.
When an important food critic visits the restaurant, a backstabbing coworker sabotages her vegan dish by adding butter. Being attracted to him was ridiculous. You should have seen his exhausted, hangdog face. Neither thought Skinny Bitch would be become such a hit let alone a New York Times bestseller for two years straight. This isn't a woman who is asking for trouble, this is a woman who is writing a scented invitation on vellum, with calligraphy, begging for a grease-trap full of trouble to come and shave her ass with a large-bladed meat slicer.
I'm sorry, but Clementine lost my interest and good will right there and then. Fortunately, any vegan chef worth her salt knows how to turn lemons into delicious, cruelty-free lemonade cupcakes. Skinny Bitch in Love, by Kim Barnouin, was a fun, entertaining read with a dash of romance! I wouldn't recommend this for a collection. She even knows the perfect location: a vacant space right across the street from her apartment. Seriously the entire book, whenever the two get together they end up fighting. The vegan preaching in this novel is not that annoying for me because I'm vegetarian but I understand if a meat eater feels the book maddening. Fortunately, any vegan chef worth her salt knows how to turn lemons into delicious, cruelty-free lemonade cupcakes.
Now I know that it is not only the stinky preachy vegan hippies who can be annoying, but there are uptight vegan empty heads out there too. As for the story itself, it is well-written and will be entertaining to fans of the genre. All goes well until she is sabotaged by a fellow worker who adds a bit of unauthorized butter into a sauce. Cliche's of gay friends, quirky roommates, relationships and much more abound. The book was rude, blunt, honest, and written by two gorgeous Hollywood insiders — all very intriguing. And it seems like he might be attracted to her too, since he immediately enrolls in her cooking school.
Besides the food and the romance, you get some funny scenes too. Neither thought Skinny Bitch would be become such a hit let alone a New York Times bestseller for two years straight. Maybe not so appealing to those new to the cuisine, but many of them are actually pretty fabulous. Ultimately, Clementine wants to own her own restaurant, catering vegan specialties. Can the Skinny Bitch claw her way back and make a name for herself? Besides, my kitchen was a cry-free zone.
Clementine will do whatever it takes to have her Café, what she never expected was for her love life to get so complicated. The instant Zach arrives, Clementine devolves from a person I was half-way to liking, into a microcephalic teenager, feeling tingles in her extremities which in the real world would actually be an early-warning that some sort of circulatory malfunction is about to ensue. I find it of note that Barnouin can embrace the French tongue when it comes to 'sous chef', but not when it comes to 'chaise longue'. On the other hand, I learned a lot about Vegan food and the advantages of such a diet. It does show that plant-based foods can be as decadent, delicious, and appealing as those based on animal products. It's not worth your time and money unless you like the vegan stuff or the skinny Bitch books I can't believe I finished this entire book. When an important food critic visits the restaurant, a backstabbing coworker sabotages her vegan dish by adding butter.
Expected publication: June 4th 2013. This nauseates her on so many levels, especially when the new owner erects a giant silver steer head on the wall facing Clementine's apartment. She wants to open her own restaurant and she is going to do it. You know I like cartoonish covers, so it's not that surprising. I think if an equal amount of time was put into other descriptions, as the rants about the food dishes were, it might make for a bit more of an in-depth read. But in the end, love conquers all differences, and that made for a good ending. When a co-worker sabotages her famous butternut squash ravioli with garlic sage sauce, her world comes crashing down.