First Episode: May 6, 2018

Where To Watch: STARZ

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“BITTER: always a bit unanticipated. Coffee, chocolate, rosemary, citrus rinds, wine. Once, when we were wild, it told us about poison. The mouth still hesitates at each new encounter. We urge it forward, say, Adapt. Now, enjoy it.” 

-Sweet Bitter by Stephanie Danler

I’m not sure whether or not I will be able to watch this because I don’t currently have STARZ, but I’m really hoping to so I can support another book to TV adaptation! If you have STARZ and are planning to watch this, let me know. I’d love to hear your thoughts if you watch it.

Here is the trailer, and below that is a synopsis of the book:

“Brilliantly written. . . .Outstanding.”

The New York Times Book Review

Newly arrived in New York City, twenty-two-year-old Tess lands a job working front of house at a celebrated downtown restaurant. What follows is her education: in champagne and cocaine, love and lust, dive bars and fine dining rooms, as she learns to navigate the chaotic, enchanting, punishing life she has chosen. The story of a young woman’s coming-of-age, set against the glitzy, grimy backdrop of New York’s most elite restaurants, in Sweetbitter Stephanie Danler deftly conjures the nonstop and high-adrenaline world of the food industry and evokes the infinite possibilities, the unbearable beauty, and the fragility and brutality of being young and adrift.

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