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Sweetness and Lightning Volume 2: 01/27/23

Sweetness and Lightning Volume 2

Sweetness and Lightning Volume 2 by Gido Amagakure and Adam Lensenmayer (Translator) (2014) covers the time that Kohei is feeling more comfortable cooking for himself and his daughter. In doing so, though, he realizes he needs to find recipes that will taste good to her but include vegetables.

Although the initial message seems to be, find ways to hide vegetables, instead, it becomes food is tastier when you cook it yourself. By including Tsumugi in the cooking process at home and at the restaurant, she gets to learn what goes into food and begins to have a new relationship with food.

This volume also expands the character roster. We meed Kotori's mother (briefly). We meed a man who sometimes babysits Tsumugi. We meet children at the daycare and we meet Kotori's best friend from high school.

Recipes included are potstickers, vegetables with Béchamel sauce, doughnuts, and squid stew.

Five stars

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