“Chef’s Kiss” (2022) – Jarrett Melendez, Danica Brine (Illustrations), Hank Jones, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

Chef’s Kiss Spoiler Free Review

Finished reading 18 January – 7 February 2022


Less than 5-word critique: adorable, relatable, funny and entertaining.

It’s been SO long since I have read a graphic novel (I’m looking at you, Tintin) and this one is my favourite queer romance graphic novel so far.
Ben is a young man who wants to have a writing job but unfortunately every interview is a bust. Until he comes across this one restaurant, no experience is needed, and things change as he starts to intern there with the help of the handsome and friendly Liam.
The visuals are absolutely stunning.
The characters are fun and relatable. Good character development.
Great dialogue.
Beautiful and original story (I mean come on, a very cute pig for a food critic? How adorable is that?)

Recommended to those who enjoy:
*Queer romance
*Reading about cooking
*Cute friendships
*20something people figuring out what they want in life

Thank you so much NetGalley and Oni Press for the copy. I really appreciate it.