It is always a pleasure to welcome a refreshing Author to the Realms of S-O-L, especially if they're from anywhere but North America, and in this case Tony is from Australia. Now that poses a little problem, we speak English with a twang, Tony and other Aussies speak Strain a form of English all its own. So close to "real" English that except for Oz slang it reads the same. But there are only a few Authors from Down Under it is indeed a welcome sight when one reaches the "pges" of S-O-L without resoting to ten-pin bowling. You are supposed to laughingly agree at this point.
The story: Tony is brought up by nuns in an orphanage, where he discovers his love for cooking and the way into the kitchen of the home by breaking the rules, and letting the Sisters punish him by forcing him to work in the kitchens.
His greatest ambition is to open a "Roadhouse" where his culinary skills will be appreciated. With the help of friends, Dom and Cryssie, his love of his life, Jess, and her dad, he reaches his goal.
Now back to "Strain" the colloquialisms are fun to read, and it takes no effort at all to understand, and as the story takes place in the State of Victoria, near the beautiful Capital of Melbourne, it makes the atmosphere more lifelike.
This is not a stroke story, but is fun to read anyway!
Oh yes, for my brother Chefs, it is Vichysoisse, a delectable chilled potage.