This story is about a girl, mid 20s and heart broken. She even lost her voice. She came back to her home town and her mother's place, who she is not so close. She has been working for restaurants , so decided to open a small diner, which serves heart warming food and limits to accept only one reservation a day. Depending on the customer and/or occasion, she carefully plans the course and ingredients using natural food from the region. .... Cannot write well enough. The food in the book plays important role. Also, you can learn how the food is prepared, why they are so precious , how much we should appreciate that we can eat them.
In a way, it reminds me ZEN temple where I learned how to pray before eating. And at the very last, the girl finds out the secret about her mother who she hated for a long time.