Mike's Books

Embark on a globe-trotting culinary adventure through the epic journey of Zin Mignon.

 

Mike's Books

Embark on a globe-trotting culinary adventure through the epic journey of Zin Mignon.

 
 

Meet Zin

Any 13 year-old can create something spectacular. Author Michael Daswick uses food and a genius kid cook to depict the humor, passion and creativity that flows when any young person chases their dreams. Follow 13 year-old Chef Zin Mignon as he discovers a secret note on the bottom of a jar of pickled pigs’ feet that will change his life forever. He sets out on an adventure to discover who he really is and the greatness for which he is destined, with the help of a few stout friends, rotten rivals, and the mysterious Mustard Monks.

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Meet Zin

Any 13 year-old can create something spectacular. Author Michael Daswick uses food and a genius kid cook to depict the humor, passion and creativity that flows when any young person chases their dreams. Follow 13 year-old Chef Zin Mignon as he discovers a secret note on the bottom of a jar of pickled pigs’ feet that will change his life forever. He sets out on an adventure to discover who he really is and the greatness for which he is destined, with the help of a few stout friends, rotten rivals, and the mysterious Mustard Monks.

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BOOK 1

Zin Mignon and the SECRET
of the Pickled PIGS' FEET

11 year old genius Chef Zin Mignon is in a horrific pickle. He’s been kidnapped from Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris by the mysterious Mustard Monks and spirited away to their ultra-remote mountaintop abbey.

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BOOK 1

Zin Mignon and the Secret of the Pickled Pig's Feet

11 year old genius Chef Zin Mignon is in a horrific pickle. He’s been kidnapped from Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris by the mysterious Mustard Monks and spirited away to their ultra-remote mountaintop abbey.

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BOOK 2

Zin Mignon and the
RIDDLE of the RUSSIAN RYE

From the filthy streets of Brooklyn to the glam of Beverly Hills, 13 year old genius chef Zin stirs the pot. He never really wanted to be the greatest chef in the world. Perhaps it’s just in his blood. Zin Mignon cooks up a storm in his luscious restaurant on the Sunset Strip, serving a parade of royalty, celebrities and supermodels.

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BOOK 2

Zin Mignon and the Icing on the Cake

From the filthy streets of Brooklyn to the glam of Beverly Hills, 13 year old genius chef Zin stirs the pot. He never really wanted to be the greatest chef in the world. Perhaps it’s just in his blood. Zin Mignon cooks up a storm in his luscious restaurant on the Sunset Strip, serving a parade of royalty, celebrities and supermodels.

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BOOK 3

ZIN MIGNON and the LAST SUPPER

(To be released in 2020) With a valuable life lesson learned, Chef Zin Mignon puts his fame aside and dares to grasp the secrets to his legacy, and turns his attention to fulfilling the promise he made to his father.

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BOOK 3

Zin Mignon — Book Three

(To be released in 2020) With a valuable life lesson learned, Chef Zin Mignon puts his fame aside and dares to grasp the secrets to his legacy, and turns his attention to fulfilling the promise he made to his father.

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The Award-Winning Chip Rock Series

 

The Author

Michael Daswick wrote a story in second grade about a boy and his dog who shared one another’s people food and dog food. That story earned him a gold star from Mrs. Winters. Years later, Michael’s slightly more advanced stories won both of Columbia’s venerable literary awards: The Bennett Cerf Memorial Prize for Fiction and The Cornell Woolrich Fellowship for Creative Writing.

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The Author

Michael Daswick wrote a story in second grade about a boy and his dog who shared one another’s people food and dog food. That story earned him a gold star from Mrs. Winters. Years later, Michael’s slightly more advanced stories won both of Columbia’s venerable literary awards: The Bennett Cerf Memorial Prize for Fiction and The Cornell Woolrich Fellowship for Creative Writing.