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By Darlene Barnes

"The e-book is as a lot approximately nourishment because it is foodstuff. Barnes' affection for the fraternity brothers incorporates the narrative. . . . A heartening memoir of excellent foodstuff and difficult love."

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Newly arrived in Seattle, Darlene Barnes stumbles on a task advert for a prepare dinner on the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity at the college of Washington campus, a prospect such a lot severe nutrition execs could instantly reject. yet Barnes envisions anything except kegs and corn canines; she sees a chance to carry clean, genuine meals to an viewers acquainted with "Asian Surprise" and different unidentifiable casseroles dropped off by way of a catering provider. and he or she additionally sees an opportunity to reinvent herself, via turning a maligned activity into significant paintings of her personal construction: "I was once the recent woman and didn't be aware of or care in regards to the rules."

Naively awaiting a universally appreciative viewers, Barnes unearths a extra exasperatingly not easy setting: The kitchen is nasty, the basement is horrifying, and the purchasers usually are not regularly cooperative. Undaunted, she supplies nearly as good as she will get with those foul-mouthed and irreverent—but additionally humorous and sensitive—guys. Her ardour for genuine nutrients and her sharp tongue make her kitchen a magnet for the brothers, new recruits, and sorority ladies uninterested in frozen dinners.

Laugh-out-loud humorous and poignant, Hungry bargains a feminine point of view at the genuine lives of younger males, tells a story of a woman's decided fight to discover goal, and explores the numerous ways in which nutrients feeds us.

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