ZIN MIGNON is back for #2 in the series about a 13 year-old wonder Chef.
From the filthy streets of Brooklyn to the sizzle of Beverly Hills, 13 year old chef extraordinaire Zin Mignon serves a parade of royalty, celebrities and supermodels. As nasty rivals bring all the ingredients to crush Zin's dreams, he juggles the greatest kitchen in the world with a frantic search for his lost family legacy.
But the forgetful Mrs. Pirogi - Zin's sole link to his family past -- can't quite remember much about Zin's cryptic ancestry. With the Mustard Monks lurking and movie stars fighting for tables, why is he cooking for the homeless on skid row? His rivals try anything to take him down: the burnout hotdog salesman across the street sabotages with elephant laxative, while evil restaurant critic Brandy Bitterwine roasts Zin with... zero stars!
With the help of Avalina, the brilliant 22-year old business manager, and his swim-teammate Jenny, Zin must fight to learn his family history that may not be entirely appetizing. Is it related to the secret of his incredible Russian Rye? While his fans rave and vile scoundrels close in, Zin's fragile artistic temperament is pushed to the boiling point.
Then, Jenny has a brilliant idea. But will it work? Little do they know they'll face the ultimate challenge which could shut down Zin's kitchen forever. RIDDLE of the RUSSIAN RYE mixes food, fame and family, and twists its way to an emotionally tasty - or distasteful - ending. Humor meets humantiy in the back of the kitchen!