Sadie on a Plate
Out now from Berkley/Penguin
One of Parade's Favorite Books of Spring!
A chef’s journey to success leads to discovering the perfect recipe for love in this delicious romantic comedy.
Sadie is a rising star in the trendy Seattle restaurant scene. Her dream is to create unique, modern, and mouthwatering takes on traditional Jewish recipes. But after a public breakup with her boss, a famous chef, she is sure her career is over—until she lands a coveted spot on the next season of her favorite TV show, Chef Supreme.
On the plane to New York, Sadie has sizzling chemistry with her seatmate, Luke, but tells him that she won’t be able to contact him for the next six weeks. They prolong their night with a spontaneous, magical dinner before parting ways. Or so she thinks. When she turns up to set the next day, she makes a shocking discovery about who Luke is….
If Sadie wants to save her career by winning Chef Supreme, she’s going to have to ignore the simmering heat between her and Luke. But how long can she do that before the pot boils over?
Praise for Sadie on a Plate:
"This novel is perfect for any fans of cooking shows who also love to curl up with a beach read...Give this tasty book a read, but perhaps with a bag of chips nearby." —USA Today
“Luke and Sadie are likable characters with magnetic, slow-building chemistry and sympathetic, realistic backstories. The fast-paced, delicious plot is as much about food as romance…Readers, especially those who enjoy shows like Top Chef, won’t be able to put down this fast-paced romantic comedy.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“Elliot’s first adult novel has the perfect amount of reality show hijinks and food innuendos that help dial up the heat… A satisfying debut for foodies and romance lovers alike.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Foodies with a hunger for juicy cooking-show competitions will eagerly lap up every last drop of Sadie on a Plate, Amanda Elliot’s delicious rom-com…detailed food descriptions, recipes and kitchen culture—along with a diverse cast—spice up a well-plotted story warmed with romance, humor and heart.”—Shelf Awareness
"Filled with heartfelt charm and lovable characters." --Woman's World
"Elliot's humorous debut takes fans behind the scenes of a cooking show competition... cooking show fans will especially adore this." --Publisher's Weekly
"This is the perfect read for the incoming (hopefully) warmer weather, charming, and witty with an irresistible pair and mouthwatering diverse dishes." --The Young Folks
"If you love food and love stories, then Amanda Elliot’s new book is for you." --LifeSavvy
"Just as lovers of cooking competitions know to not watch on an empty stomach, this book is filled with vivid descriptions of food that will leave your mouth watering and your stomach rumbling. Elliot’s novel is a love letter to Ashkenazi cooking, and food in general, as a means of connecting with one’s identity." --Canadian Jewish News
"Amanda Elliot’s debut, Sadie on a Plate, is a foodie’s dream of delectable cuisine and entertaining competition at the center of a piping-hot romantic comedy." --Washington Independent Review of Books
"If you are a foodie and romantic, you absolutely need to read this one." --Kveller
“Sadie on a Plate is a joyful, satisfying romp. I loved it—and I’m still hungry!”—KJ Dell’Antonia, New York Times bestselling author of The Chicken Sisters
“Sadie on a Plate reads like the ultimate cooking show comfort-watch—with the added spice of a forbidden romance. A delicious love story and heartfelt ode to Jewish cuisine.”—Rachel Lynn Solomon, national bestselling author of The Ex Talk
“My goodness—Amanda Elliot knows how to write swoon-worthy food! Amidst all the inventive dishes and luscious food descriptions, Sadie on a Plate mixes the drama of a culinary competition, a slow-burn forbidden romance, and a salty-sweet cast of characters into the perfect bookish bite.”—Amy E. Reichert, author of The Kindred Spirits Supper Club
“Amanda Elliot’s debut Sadie on a Plate is a foodie delight. Fans of Top Chef will cheer on Sadie Rosen as she blazes through the Chef Supreme competition. The Jewish meals Sadie cooks are from the heart as is her steamy romance with chef Luke Weston. This sweet sufganiyot of a novel is deliciously delectable.”—Roselle Lim, author of Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop
“Sadie on a Plate is a delectable mix of humor, reality show drama, foodie vibes, and heart-fluttering love story. Amanda Elliot has crafted an endearingly imperfect heroine whose hot mess-ness and tenacity will resonate with readers. You’ll swoon, laugh, and cheer as you watch Sadie earn the happily ever after she so deserves.”—Sarah Echavarre Smith, author of On Location