What if there were a taste so delicious that if you found it, you’d never want to eat anything else again?
When eleven year-old Guster Johnsonville rejects his mother's casserole for the umpteenth time, she takes him to the city of New Orleans to find him something to eat. There, in a dark, abandoned corner of the city, they meet a dying pastry maker who tells them of a legendary recipe called the Gastronomy of Peace -- a recipe created hundreds of years ago, shrouded in secrecy, and sought after by connoisseurs everywhere.
So begins a perilous adventure that will take Guster, his clever sister Mariah, and the rest of the Johnsonvilles on an adventure to ancient ruins, faraway jungles and forgotten caves, where they discover that their search is more than just a quest to satisfy Guster’s cravings -- it is a quest that could change humanity forever
~Published June 14th 2012 by Future House Publishing
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Evertaster by Adam Glendon Sidwell
I stumbled across Evertaster on Goodreads. Sidwell has quite the publishing story and you can read about it here.
When I read the story blurb, I knew I would love Evertaster. It's the perfect book for foodies and bookies. Indeed, there were moments in the book when I was drooling all over my iPad.
I was pleased with the opening scenes-great characters, good setup, yummy food. All set. Imagine my happiness when I found that the plot line is clever, and the ending not only satisfying, but insightful as well.
The settings were diverse and so fully explored that I could imagine myself peering into ancient caves and soaring on icy seas.
I absolutely love how Guster's family accompany him on his trip. This isn't always easily pulled off in books, because parents often get in the way, or solve the child's problem. Sidwell handled this with finesse.
Sidwell doesn't talk down to middle graders, and as a result, kids of all ages are going to love Guster's delicious adventure.
*BTW, I didn't want to spoil the mystery of what the "one recipe" is, but I'm totally going to make it! It sounds to die for! But you will have to read the book to figure it out.
Purchase Evertaster here.