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Aftertaste: : A Novel in Five Courses
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Mira Rinaldi lives life at a rolling boil. Co-owner of Grappa, a chic New York City trattoria, she has an enviable apartment, a brand-new baby, and a frenzied schedule befitting her success.
Everything changes the night she catches her husband, Jake, "wielding his whisk" with Grappa's new Mâitress d'. Mira's fiery response earns her a court-ordered stint in anger management and the beginning of legal and personal predicaments as she battles to save her restaurant and pick up the pieces of her life.
Mira falls back on family and friends in Pittsburgh as she struggles to find a recipe for happiness. But the heat is really on when some surprising developments in New York present her with a high stakes opportunity to win back what she thought she had lost forever. For Mira, cooking isn't just about delicious flavors and textures, but about the pleasure found in filling others' needs. And the time has come to decide where her own fulfillment lies—even if the answers are unexpected.
Keenly observed and deeply satisfying, Aftertaste is a novel about rebuilding and rediscovery, about food passionately prepared and unapologetically savored, and about the singular contentment that comes with living—and loving—with gusto.
"A delicious debut." —Jamie Cat Callan, author of French Women Don't Sleep Alone
Meredith Mileti lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and their three, mostly grown children. She is a graduate of Hamilton College and the University of Pittsburgh where she earned a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, and subsequently served on the faculty. Since taking her first home economics course in junior high, Meredith has loved to cook. An adventurous and eclectic diner, she appreciates any well-cooked meal, whether from a lobster shack in Bar Harbor, Maine, a friggitorie in Naples, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris or a Deluxe Double Egg & Cheese at Primanti's in Pittsburgh. Aftertaste is her first novel.
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Everything changes the night she catches her husband, Jake, "wielding his whisk" with Grappa's new Mâitress d'. Mira's fiery response earns her a court-ordered stint in anger management and the beginning of legal and personal predicaments as she battles to save her restaurant and pick up the pieces of her life.
Mira falls back on family and friends in Pittsburgh as she struggles to find a recipe for happiness. But the heat is really on when some surprising developments in New York present her with a high stakes opportunity to win back what she thought she had lost forever. For Mira, cooking isn't just about delicious flavors and textures, but about the pleasure found in filling others' needs. And the time has come to decide where her own fulfillment lies—even if the answers are unexpected.
Keenly observed and deeply satisfying, Aftertaste is a novel about rebuilding and rediscovery, about food passionately prepared and unapologetically savored, and about the singular contentment that comes with living—and loving—with gusto.
"A delicious debut." —Jamie Cat Callan, author of French Women Don't Sleep Alone
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        Mirabella Rinaldi is sitting on top of the world at the start of this dense, delicious read. Co-owner with her husband of a successful Manhattan restaurant and mother to a new baby, she seems to have it all, until she confirms her suspicions that her spouse is getting it on with their slinky mitress d'. In the ensuing downward spiral of Mira's fortunes, she sullenly attends anger-management classes, unwillingly returns to Pittsburgh to salve her wounds among family and friends, and takes deep stock of her life as she surveys the wreckage she never saw coming. And she discovers those truisms most of us eventually encounter, that love can be complicated, life isn't simple, and the heart is the only compass that truly matters. Sprinkled with mouthwatering food descriptions and recipes, Mileti's first novel plumbs the daily activities and self-reflections of a busy career woman who suddenly becomes single and directionless. Although some passages tend to meander, this succulent story will please readers of such similarly satisfying fare as Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate (1992).(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2011, American Library Association.)

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Everything changes the night she catches her husband, Jake, "wielding his whisk" with Grappa's new Mâitress d'. Mira's fiery response earns her a court-ordered stint in anger management and the beginning of legal and personal predicaments as she battles to save her restaurant and pick up the pieces of her life.
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