Sweetness & Lightning Graphic Novel Volume 01

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An adorable family drama/comedy/cooking manga, Sweetness and Lightning will appeal to readers of Bunny Drop, Yotsuba&! and Barakamon. Each chapter ends with a recipe, with detailed illustrated advice on executing modern Japanese cuisine. Teacher Kouhei is a single father who is terrible at cooking. His adorable little daughter Tsumugi barely remembers the cooking of her mother, who's passed away. But, then, the pair comes across a teenage girl eating rice balls and crying (in joy?) at the park. She takes Kouhei and Tsumugi to her mother's restaurant, where they taste their first home-cooked meal in ages. A tribute to the power of food to bind people together.