With The Fire On High set us aflame from the very first sentence, not that we expected anything short of revolutionary from Elizabeth Acevedo. Known for her award-winning debut The Poet X, Acevedo has come back to deliver us a novel written in prose that’s every bit as delicious as Emoni’s cooking skills, and we need everyone to read it now because we’ve been wanting to talk with you guys for a minute!
Emoni Santiago is the strong female lead we’re always looking for, and just like she becomes a new person once she puts on that chef’s uniform in her first culinary arts class, we’re ready to drape ourselves in an apron and become the best version of ourselves that serves up delicious treats. And we deserve a name just as worthy as our culinary creations, we think!
Be warned: there is A LOT of downright delicious food described in this book, and we dare you not to read it without a snack in hand! Which got us thinking … what dish would we be a master chef of, if we could choose? Take the quiz below to find out!
Which Dish Would Make You Master Chef?
INSPIRED BY WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH
Some highlights from Team Epic Reads:
- Master Chef of Clever Cauliflower
- Master Chef of Flamin’ Coconut
- Master Chef of Sauteed Avocado
What dish are YOU a master chef of? Tell us in the comments below, and let’s compare!
About With The Fire On High
From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.
Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness.
Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.