Now I am not a 'children of the Raj' reader in my daily life but once opening this book it is impossible to leave it. The author keeps amazing me with the beauty of the language practically in each sentence and the story is fascinating, I must admit.
Marc Fitten fell in love with Hungary and his second novel, Elza's Kitchen, is a celebration of its culture and cuisine, as well as a portrait of a woman and her country in transition. For years, Elza has gotten by. A divorcee out of culinary school, she started her own little restaurant in the mid-size Hungarian city of Delibab, but circumstances arise that cause her to fight for her restaurant and her happiness.