PAPA'S SECRET CHOCOLATE DESSERT by Amalie Sharfman

PAPA'S SECRET CHOCOLATE DESSERT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Ten-year-old Jean-Pierre, whose older brothers are sous-chefs at their father's restaurant, longs to be a sous-sous-chef himself -- but he's only allowed to watch. Then, when Papa's toothache disables him just as the Mayor is coming to lunch with a famous guide-book owner, Jean-Pierre saves the day by duplicating the specialty that he and only he has seen Papa make. But Sharfman's recipe unlike Papa's contains no secret ingredients, and unless you can swallow the notion of a boy who leaves his friends and bike each day so as not to miss a kitchen performance he already knows by heart, you're likely to build up increasing resistance to this flat little piece.

Pub Date: Feb. 21st, 1972
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard