Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous (Hardcover)

By Kathryn Williams

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805092851, 231pp.

Publication Date: August 21, 2012

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Sixteen-year-old Sophie Nicolaides was practically raised in the kitchen of her family's Italian-Greek restaurant, Taverna Ristorante. When her best friend, Alex, tries to persuade her to audition for a new reality show, "Teen Test Kitchen," Sophie is reluctant. But the prize includes a full scholarship to one of America's finest culinary schools and a summer in Napa, California, not to mention fame.

Once on set, Sophie immediately finds herself in the thick of the drama including a secret burn book, cutthroat celebrity judges, and a very cute French chef. Sophie must figure out a way to survive all the heat and still stay true to herself. A terrific YA offering fresh, fun, and sprinkled with romance.

About the Author

Kathryn Williams has written several young adult novels, including a "New York Times" bestseller. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Praise For Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous

"Besides being a perfect choice for any fan of great food, this story will inspire teenagers to pursue their dreams and appreciate their heritages." --Booklist


"...entertaining and funny…”--School Library Journal


"[a] tasty read…”--Publishers Weekly