Writers: Joseph Keatinge

Illustrator: Wook Jin Clark

Publisher: Image Comics

Flavor, Vol. 1 (tpb), cover, Image Comics, Keatinge/Jin Clark


A culinary fantasy tale where chefs are celebrities and there's a great chasm between the Haves and the Have-Nots.

Everything takes place within this one city, but it has the animation and world-building feel of a Miyazaki film. Just, you know, food themed!


(Minor Spoilers)

Xoo is a young, unregistered chef. She should be going to school, but her parents are disabled and she and her dog have to run their family restaurant to make enough money to support their little family.

Geof is her uncle, brought in to help support the family. The local government declares that if he’s successful at the end of 3 months, he stays. If not, he’s out, the family loses their restaurant, and everyone becomes wards of the state, essentially.

It seems like both Xoo and Geof's problems could be solved if Xoo could win the local cooking competition. But so many people participate in it, and the stakes are so high, would it even be worth it to participate?