When I travel, my plans always revolve around food. I decide where I want to eat and then organize activities in that area. I’ve been known to not only plan breakfast, lunch and dinner, but also morning and afternoon snacks. Hey, so much food, so little time!
That is especially true in New York City. Before heading to NYC, I always research new food crazes and celebrity chef restaurants. And I usually save time (and room in my stomach) for old favorites.
One place I always stop is La Maison du Chocolat. Although there are numerous locations around the world, the only shops in the United States are in New York. I did have the pleasure, though, of stopping at the shop in Paris a few years ago! Besides leaving with a box of chocolates, I fill up on chocolate cakes and chocolate drinks. It is the perfect afternoon snack!
In Some Like It Spicy, Chef Ashton Grey travels to New York City to be a contestant on the reality show The Next Celebrity Chef. Ashton is a savory chef, not sweet, although she has some very specific fantasies about head judge Ty Cates and chocolate syrup. In addition to cooking, Ashton gets to explore food throughout New York, including a secret trip with Ty to find the perfect capers.
So, the next time you’re planning a trip, I highly suggest checking out the food first. And don’t be afraid to embrace the local cuisine. When in Rome (or NYC!), after all!
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Ashton Grey’s restaurant, Sweet Home, is in trouble. Months of empty tables have left her and her partners near bankruptcy, and her father’s prediction of her failure as a chef seems imminent. But a chance encounter could provide Ashton with the publicity she needs to save her restaurant—if the fiery chef is willing to compete on a reality cooking show. But in order to win, she needs to stay focused. No problem…until she meets the head judge.
Celebrity chef Ty Cates is ready to get away from the camera and back to the kitchen where he belongs. Performing as head judge on a reality show is just one more commitment he’d like to get out of, especially after he meets Ashton. Head judges dating contestants is about as taboo as putting ketchup on filet mignon, but from the moment they meet, there’s a simmering heat between them that neither can ignore.
As the competition heats up, they rely on sneaking around, stealing amazing night after amazing night together when the cameras aren’t rolling. When both realize what’s starting to feel like love could easily be a recipe for disaster, Ashton and Ty need to make a choice—get out of the kitchen or turn up the heat.