When Lars Thorvald's wife, Cynthia, falls in love with wine--and a dashing sommelier--he's left to raise their baby, Eva, on his own. He's determined to pass on his love of food to his daughter. As Eva grows, she finds her solace and salvation in the flavors of her native Minnesota. Eva’s life is told through the points of view of those who know her: family, friends, rivals and acquaintances, giving the story a unique perspective. Each chapter acts as a stand-alone short story with Eva, the central character, aging along the timeline. Humorous, poignant, quirky characters. A joy to read for foodies, with lots of recipes and food references! This is a wonderful portion of fiction from a fresh, new voice.