The Book That Made Me: Jeremy Strong 13/07/20
The Dinner that Cooked Itself
Publisher: Flying Eye Books
Long ago in China, an orphaned boy is brought up by a kindly older couple. He grows up to be honest and hard-working but also rather lonely.
His adoptive parents decide he needs a wife and call on the services of a matchmaker but a suitable match cannot be found. Then a chance encounter and a kind deed seem to bring about a change in fortune and the young man finds a hot meal waiting for him at home every evening. But where could this delicious food be coming from?
This retelling of an old Chinese folk tale is beautifully illustrated in a contemporary, cinematic style and offers a glimpse at the culture and traditions of an ancient civilisation.