Review: Sadie on a Plate by Amanda Elliot


Release date: March 15, 2022

Publisher: Berkley Romance

Genre: Contemporary Romance


A chef’s journey to success leads to discovering the perfect recipe for love in this delicious romantic comedy.

Sadie is a rising star in the trendy Seattle restaurant scene. Her dream is to create unique, modern, and mouthwatering takes on traditional Jewish recipes. But after a public breakup with her boss, a famous chef, she is sure her career is over–until she lands a coveted spot on the next season of her favorite TV show, Chef Supreme.

On the plane to New York, Sadie has sizzling chemistry with her seatmate, Luke, but tells him that she won’t be able to contact him for the next six weeks. They prolong their night with a spontaneous, magical dinner before parting ways. Or so she thinks. When she turns up to set the next day, she makes a shocking discovery about who Luke is….

If Sadie wants to save her career by winning Chef Supreme, she’s going to have to ignore the simmering heat between her and Luke. But how long can she do that before the pot boils over?


Ok if you are a Top Chef fan this one is a must, it felt exactly like binge watching an entire season of the show! I mean to a tee, you follow Sadie from beginning of the show all the way until the end and it’s just as exciting and tense as watching episodes, maybe even a bit more fun actually. The food descriptions alone were to die for so make sure you have plenty of snacks handy when you start this, you’ll definitely be hungry and the Jewish flair Sadie brought to each and every plate was so so fun! I’m no expert on Jewish cuisine at all but reading about Sadie’s modern takes on old classics made me drool and had me wishing she was a real life friend so she could cook for me. Despite my love of the food angle I also really liked Sadie as a character as well, she was funny and quirky and easy to root for. My small and tiny complaint is that I wanted more romance, I get Luke and Sadie had to hide their feelings for each other but I definitely was hoping for some more of that aspect. But overall a super fun read that was a love letter to Top Chef!

Overall rating: 4/5

Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

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