Molly and Cassie get into a food fight in their school cafeteria, and, as punishment, they’re forced to take over the school’s hot lunch program. As you may imagine, chaos ensues as two teenage girls who don’t really like each other are forced to work together. To ice the cake, so to speak, neither of them knows how to cook. As the story progresses, the two grow to tolerate and even begin to like each other, and their school lunch program is never the same.
I really enjoyed this book. It was fun, some easy recipes are included, and there are also some oh-so-accurate digs at many school lunch programs. Alex Bradley’s Hot Lunch is a must-read for those of us who are tired of eating crappy food at school. (And yes, sometimes the teachers aren’t that crazy about school food either. Why do you think so many of us nuke Lean Cuisines for lunch?)