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Critical Praise

"A kaleidoscopic journey through one of the most beautiful yet besieged areas in the world --- Jaspreet Singh brings out the full poetry and heartbreak of Kashmir."

—Manil Suri, author of The Age of Shiva and The Death of Vishnu

"Chef is a haunting evocation of the emotional and physical landscapes of war-torn Kashmir. Jaspreet Singh is a very learned, gifted, and sensitive writer."

—Basharat Peer, author of Curfewed Night

"Serves up the memories both delicious and bitter… Singh adroitly blends lyrical accounts of Kip’s past with sensual renderings of the cold climate and piquant cuisine."

Library Journal

"“[Singh] writes lyrically… The rippling effects of religious and cultural prejudice infuse this whole, complex story, leaving no character in Singh’s poetic, thought-provoking tale untouched."