Sweetness and Lightning 1 by Gido Amagakure
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 26th 2016 by Kodansha Comics
First published Japan 2013
Source: purchased a print edition
Sweetness and Lightning 1: A Recipe for Family
This is really sweet and the little girl is adorable and cute. The father is a recent widower and has started to learn to cook instead of buying Bento boxes for every meal for his daughter. The man is a teacher and he meets a student of his whose mother owns a restaurant. Kotori is always alone because her mother is a celebrity chef and always away, she and the teacher join forces in learning to cook. A really sweet story as I said and each chapter ends with the recipe of one item they made that chapter. I'm just a little uneasy as to how the relationship between the teacher and student will develop. She could possibly look to him as a father figure (I hope) but the ending suggests she might be having inappropriate feelings towards her teacher. I hope the story doesn't go that route. We'll see.