'A riot of a novel! Gripping and subversive' Nick Cave.
'Irresistible - The Cook reminds us just how exciting it is to read a wonderful and original novel' Lloyd Jones, Man Booker shortlisted author of Mister Pip.
'This brilliant and richly layered book is almost impossible to put down' Sydney Morning Herald.
'a compelling read' Irish Examiner.
'I'm a big fan of this Australian novel ... Jamie Oliver's social conscience meets Anthony Bourdain's sense of anarchy in fiction' Red.
'A deliciously dark satire about foodyism, celebrity chefs and aspiring consumerism' Daily Mail.
'an original, gripping novel that questions the way our society operates. Highly recommended' Farm Lane Books.
'excellent new novel ... Watching Masterchef will never be the same again' Bookbag.
'The narrative of this book is [...] unlike anything you have read. Zac's story zings with the same panache as his food' The Journal for the Law Society of Scotland.
From the Back Cover
How a young man made the cut. At seventeen Zac is given a choice: either go to a young offenders' institute, or enrol in a rehabilitation scheme - a course that teachers juveniles how to cook. He makes his choice. He chooses to cook. He also chooses to succeed. Whatever it takes.