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In the Kitchen is a novel by Monica Ali, first published in 2009. The novel follows Gabriel Lightfoot, an executive chef in a hotel restaurant in contemporary London.

In the Kitchen is a novel by Monica Ali, first published in 2009. Gabriel Lightfoot, an ambitious man from an old northern English mill town, is an executive chef at the Imperial Hotel in London, where he must manage an unruly but talented group of immigrant cooks while aiming to please the hotel's new owners.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Monica Ali has written a novel that will take us to many places, sweat shops, the inside workings of a restaurant, human trafficking and the degradation of humans and then, finally realization. Highly Recommended, prisrob 06-25-09.

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In the Kitchen (novel). For the next 200 pages until you reach the last sentence, you won't be able to put the book down, turn off the light.

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In the Kitchen is utterly contemporary yet has all the drama and heartbreak of a great nineteenth-century novel. Until a worker is found dead in the kitchen's basement. It is a small death, a lonely death - but it is enough to disturb the tenuous balance of Gabe's life. Ali is sheer pleasure to read, a truly magnificent writer. Elsewhere, Gabriel faces other complications. His father is dying of cancer, his girlfriend wants more from their relationship, and the restaurant manager appears to be running an illegal business under Gabe's nose. Enter L ena, an eerily attractive young woman with mysterious ties to the dead man.

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In the Kitchen : A Novel. I eagerly picked up this book as soon as it reached our library shelves because I loved the Monica Ali's other novel "Brick Lane", as well as the splendid movie of the same title made from it. And I was not disappointed. The topic she embarks on is a sad product of our times I was so vividly tormented together with the protagonist.

THE KITCHEN cover by Becky Cloonan. New York City, late 1970s THE KITCHEN 2014. a. of : Close X. THE KITCHEN. New York City, late 1970s. In the world of THE KITCHEN, the Irish gangs of Hell’s Kitchen rule the neighborhood, bringing terror to the streets and doing the dirty work for the Italian Mafia-but after the leaders are locked up in prison, it’s up to their wives to keep running the rackets. And once they get a taste of the fast life and easy money, it won’t be easy to stop. Collects THE KITCHEN.

The Kitchen Boy book. Told from the perspective of Leonka, a kitchen boy, working in the house where the Romanovs were imprisoned, this novel explores the last few weeks of the Romanov’s lives. Robert Alexander does an excellent job with the entire setting and feeling of this book. It feels very personal and poignant, and the flow of this novel is astounding. Although we all know what ultimately happens to the Romanov family, the build up along the way is full of tension, anxiety, and fear. There is a heaviness that accompanies this story.

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Mr.mclav
Monica Ali has written another novel that may very well be one of her best. If you can slog through the first third of the book, then you have it made. The story of a citizen in a city in a country that is changing its work and its ethics as we speak. Gabriel Lightfoot, a chef at the Imperial Hotel. He is talented, a good boss and does not settle fools lightly. That we know, or we think we know. As the novel proceeds we find that what we think we know has completely changed. What we want for Gabe, is for him to marry his lovely woman, buy his own place, spend time with his dad and Nana and live the life he wants. What occurs during the novel is a story of how a world changes when we least expect it. One small incident can bloom into a life altering event.

Yuri, a maintenance man at the hotel is found dead. An accident of course. The police come and an investigation ensues. Gabe is sure all is well until little surprises pop up. A young woman, Lena, in the country illegally has been living with Yuri and is homeless. Gabe takes her in and life as he knows it will never be the same.

At the same time, Gabe's father, Ted is dying of liver cancer. His sister, Jenny is doing the best she can to care for him and then Nana, their grandmother comes to live. Gabe must go home to see dad and set things right.

Charlie, Gabe's lovely girlfriend, is someone he wants to spend the rest of his life with. In between his job and Lena and his dad and Jenny and his work, things fall apart.

Mr Maddox runs the Imperial hotel and he has asked Gabe to investigate to see if there is anything amiss. Gabe takes notice and finds some things astray, but nothing comes together, easily.

Gabe, has made a pact with two businessmen to open a restaurant and Gabe will be the Chef. Life will be oh, so good and he will have his own place.

All of these people are depending upon Gabe to set things right. Gabe is a hard working man, centering his life on his job and Charlie until all the various factions come into play. The last two thirds of this novel will take you on a wild ride. Filled with many different people of all backgrounds, circumstances and life will become very difficult. All that Gabe thought he knew has turned completely topsy turvy.

Monica Ali has written a novel that will take us to many places, sweat shops, the inside workings of a restaurant, human trafficking and the degradation of humans and then, finally realization.

Highly Recommended, prisrob 06-25-09

Brick Lane: A Novel

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Mr.mclav
Monica Ali has written another novel that may very well be one of her best. If you can slog through the first third of the book, then you have it made. The story of a citizen in a city in a country that is changing its work and its ethics as we speak. Gabriel Lightfoot, a chef at the Imperial Hotel. He is talented, a good boss and does not settle fools lightly. That we know, or we think we know. As the novel proceeds we find that what we think we know has completely changed. What we want for Gabe, is for him to marry his lovely woman, buy his own place, spend time with his dad and Nana and live the life he wants. What occurs during the novel is a story of how a world changes when we least expect it. One small incident can bloom into a life altering event.

Yuri, a maintenance man at the hotel is found dead. An accident of course. The police come and an investigation ensues. Gabe is sure all is well until little surprises pop up. A young woman, Lena, in the country illegally has been living with Yuri and is homeless. Gabe takes her in and life as he knows it will never be the same.

At the same time, Gabe's father, Ted is dying of liver cancer. His sister, Jenny is doing the best she can to care for him and then Nana, their grandmother comes to live. Gabe must go home to see dad and set things right.

Charlie, Gabe's lovely girlfriend, is someone he wants to spend the rest of his life with. In between his job and Lena and his dad and Jenny and his work, things fall apart.

Mr Maddox runs the Imperial hotel and he has asked Gabe to investigate to see if there is anything amiss. Gabe takes notice and finds some things astray, but nothing comes together, easily.

Gabe, has made a pact with two businessmen to open a restaurant and Gabe will be the Chef. Life will be oh, so good and he will have his own place.

All of these people are depending upon Gabe to set things right. Gabe is a hard working man, centering his life on his job and Charlie until all the various factions come into play. The last two thirds of this novel will take you on a wild ride. Filled with many different people of all backgrounds, circumstances and life will become very difficult. All that Gabe thought he knew has turned completely topsy turvy.

Monica Ali has written a novel that will take us to many places, sweat shops, the inside workings of a restaurant, human trafficking and the degradation of humans and then, finally realization.

Highly Recommended, prisrob 06-25-09

Brick Lane: A Novel

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Bloodhammer
Monica Ali is one of the best writers living today. Although I preferred BRICK LANE which is a masterpiece, IN THE KITCHEN gives the reader a fascinating look at the inner workings of a big hotel kitchen with it's hierarchy and how the darker the skin or the farther from the EU the person is born the lower the rank. I think about this book every time I go to a big restaurant. It's definitely worth a read.
Bloodhammer
Monica Ali is one of the best writers living today. Although I preferred BRICK LANE which is a masterpiece, IN THE KITCHEN gives the reader a fascinating look at the inner workings of a big hotel kitchen with it's hierarchy and how the darker the skin or the farther from the EU the person is born the lower the rank. I think about this book every time I go to a big restaurant. It's definitely worth a read.
Mavegar
This is my first Monica Ali book and honestly probably will not read another. Felt like the author took a bunch of ideas and tried unsuccessfully to build into a book. Thought the book was disjointed. No clearcut character development. One minute Gabriel is a successful chef getting ready to start his own restaurant and the next minute he has a nervous breakdown, stripping off his clothes, and then he ends up on a farm of slave-like immigrant workers who coincidentally work on a farm owned by his co-worker that the crazy hotel manager has asked him to get dirt on (because all hotel execs ask the chef to do this). Then ends up sane again? and his ex-girlfriend calls him and you have hope that they will get back. Not at all believable. If the idea was to tell a story about the plight of immigrant workers in England, my opinion is that this was never really developed.
Mavegar
This is my first Monica Ali book and honestly probably will not read another. Felt like the author took a bunch of ideas and tried unsuccessfully to build into a book. Thought the book was disjointed. No clearcut character development. One minute Gabriel is a successful chef getting ready to start his own restaurant and the next minute he has a nervous breakdown, stripping off his clothes, and then he ends up on a farm of slave-like immigrant workers who coincidentally work on a farm owned by his co-worker that the crazy hotel manager has asked him to get dirt on (because all hotel execs ask the chef to do this). Then ends up sane again? and his ex-girlfriend calls him and you have hope that they will get back. Not at all believable. If the idea was to tell a story about the plight of immigrant workers in England, my opinion is that this was never really developed.
invincible
I was a fan of "Brick Lane", so I looked forward to this read with great anticipation. The premise (a hotel kitchen filled with staff from multi-ethnic backgrounds) held great promise.

However, it simply did not deliver. I had to literally push myself thru this book. Ali failed to fully develop the MANY characters that she introduced into the story. Hence, it was too easy to either get them mixed up, or worse, to forget them altogether. By the time I was half-way thru the book, I didn't even care about the protagonist, Gabriel Lightfoot. AND...The "murder" had virtually NOTHING to do with the plot.

In short, it was a bit of a BOMB; I have to give this one a BIG THUMBS DOWN! ...NMR
invincible
I was a fan of "Brick Lane", so I looked forward to this read with great anticipation. The premise (a hotel kitchen filled with staff from multi-ethnic backgrounds) held great promise.

However, it simply did not deliver. I had to literally push myself thru this book. Ali failed to fully develop the MANY characters that she introduced into the story. Hence, it was too easy to either get them mixed up, or worse, to forget them altogether. By the time I was half-way thru the book, I didn't even care about the protagonist, Gabriel Lightfoot. AND...The "murder" had virtually NOTHING to do with the plot.

In short, it was a bit of a BOMB; I have to give this one a BIG THUMBS DOWN! ...NMR
Akinohn
Characters were fairly well-developed although plot was a little thin, it was like watching a train wreck. Not necessarily enjoyable, but you can't look away.
Akinohn
Characters were fairly well-developed although plot was a little thin, it was like watching a train wreck. Not necessarily enjoyable, but you can't look away.
Awene
This was too convoluted and confusing, and in the end I was disappointed. It wasn't terrible, but I don't recommend it unless you have NOTHING better to do.
Awene
This was too convoluted and confusing, and in the end I was disappointed. It wasn't terrible, but I don't recommend it unless you have NOTHING better to do.
Ximathewi
I picked up this novel not knowing what I was getting into and, now that I've read it, I'm sorry I did. The writer is technically talented, no doubt, but this story is horrendous. Nothing is explained, nothing makes sense and maybe that's edgy but I need more. Not to mention that the chef protagonist is no one you'd want to have a meal with, let alone get inside his head while he's in the middle of a nervous breakdown. I did not believe a word of it, from the protagonist's love affair with a skinny, lying prostitute to the idea that two well-to-do gentlemen would put up their reputations and fortunes to go into business with this executive chef who, truth be told, they don't seem to like very much. Who does? Not me.

Don't bother.
Ximathewi
I picked up this novel not knowing what I was getting into and, now that I've read it, I'm sorry I did. The writer is technically talented, no doubt, but this story is horrendous. Nothing is explained, nothing makes sense and maybe that's edgy but I need more. Not to mention that the chef protagonist is no one you'd want to have a meal with, let alone get inside his head while he's in the middle of a nervous breakdown. I did not believe a word of it, from the protagonist's love affair with a skinny, lying prostitute to the idea that two well-to-do gentlemen would put up their reputations and fortunes to go into business with this executive chef who, truth be told, they don't seem to like very much. Who does? Not me.

Don't bother.
Book was slow and hard to get into. So many names thrown at you so quickly.
Book was slow and hard to get into. So many names thrown at you so quickly.