Flavor, Vol. 1

Flavor, Vol. 1

Image Comics' most delicious Young Adult Culinary Fantasy is served up in a collected edition! Within a strange walled city, an unlicensed chef discovers a mystery that threatens to end it all. Join JOSEPH KEATINGE (GLORY, SHUTTER) and WOOK JIN CLARK (Adventure Time: The Flip Side) on this culinary epic adventure--FLAVOR--where chefs are the ultimate celebrity and food is Image Comics' most delicious Young Adult Culinary Fantasy is served up in a collected edition! Within a strange walled...

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Title:Flavor, Vol. 1
Author:Joseph Keatinge
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1534308822
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:136 pages pages

Flavor, Vol. 1 Reviews

  • Ang
    Mar 01, 2019

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

    The story is well thought out. There are small details mentioned that circle back round to be used later on. It's easy to see that the author spent a long time planning the plot and the world. The story is set in a strange alternate world where cooks are the highest regard, but the ...

    A book I actually started re-reading, but only to see if I'd missed something I hadn't. But no. In a world of underground cooking contests, a boy who is in the academy to be a top chef becomes a girl who isn't, but is running an unlicensed creperie instead. Meanwhile there's a dog that...

    This book was an enjoyable fantasy about a city with cutthroat culinary traditions, but a lot of the fun is dampened by the fact that hardly anything of it is explained. Xoo is a trained but not certified chef, and Anant is a novice chef who is also the son of the city's Lord - both li...

    Interesting worldbuilding. A vaguely fantastical city where cooking without a license is illegal hosts a massive cooking competition, and two young people -- a girl struggling to run her parents' restaurant after they both suffered an unspecified accident and a boy who attends an exclu...

    Flavor combines a food comic with a hunger games like dystopian world where there is something lurking outside the community's grounds, and only a select few will ever know of said things existence. A young girl cooks in her family's restaurant, while she is not trained, or licensed, ...

    This is an intriguing setup to a series where being a chef is a valued profession and there is something sinister behind a cooking contest. It was around 3.5 stars for me because while the mystery is interesting and I like the focus on food, there's a few things I wanted to be furth...

    *I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* The world in this book is so different than any I've seen before. It's a fantasy setting where the culinary arts are the center of everything. Chefs must be registered. There's a fancy...

    3 1/2 stars I love the art more than the story to be honest, though the story has grabbed me--an illegal chef (why is she illegal?) and her sidekick dog who seems to be more than just a dog, down on their luck, with an uncle, newly into town, determined to help, though whose "help" ...

    Delightfully hectic hero?s journey with coming-of-age struggles, elite cooking schools, underground competitive cooking, a city-wide tournament, an ominous mountain spirit with an appetite, and a very well read dog named Buster. The most charming part of reading Flavor was protagonis...

    Fantasy comic series about a cooking competition. It?s very good. In this fantasy world, cooking skills are everything and XOO ends up being entered for a prestigious cooking tournament. However there are dark forces afoot and all is not as it seems in this world of rich and p...

    A young crÍpe chef (!!!) enters a major competition despite not coming from a privileged background. I hadn't read a culinary-themed comic before but I trust Joe because Glory and Shutter are two of my faavorite reads. This volume focuses on world building and setting things up for wh...

    Good beginning. The characters are compelling and complex. There is an unknown evil lurking behind the city's walls. I'm very interested in the mysterious friendship between the two main characters and how those lives are going to intersect. I'd also like to get more background informa...

    Interesting world development, I like that everything revolves around the culinary arts, even inequity. The character development isn't as grandiose, I didn't particularly care about any of the characters and just wanted to delve more into the food battles. Very reminiscent of Battle C...

    I wanted to love this. I love dogs and I've got a thing for illustrated food (I really love it!), this just didn't have enough of it for me. ...

    Intriguing, and too short. But, I'm familiar with the long plot game in graphic novels/comics ...

    Volume 2, please. Anytime. ...

    Thanks to Edelweiss for the ARC! A wacky food fantasy, this graphic novel is just what I needed! I loved it! I can't wait until the next volume comes out! ...

    This is a solid start to a series. It's like a culinary show mixed with Attack on Titans vibes? I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes. ...

    I really enjoyed this! It was a fun concept and I can't wait to see how everything ties together!! ...

    cute art. i like the story enough to follow it, but i wouldn't call it a stellar read by any means lol. just fun. ...

    Now this is a comic I can get behind. Celebrity chefs, cooking academy shenanigans, and cook-offs instead of fighting? YES PLEASE MORE PLEASE. ...

  • Nicole
    Jan 01, 2019

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

    The story is well thought out. There are small details mentioned that circle back round to be used later on. It's easy to see that the author spent a long time planning the plot and the world. The story is set in a strange alternate world where cooks are the highest regard, but the ...

    A book I actually started re-reading, but only to see if I'd missed something I hadn't. But no. In a world of underground cooking contests, a boy who is in the academy to be a top chef becomes a girl who isn't, but is running an unlicensed creperie instead. Meanwhile there's a dog that...

    This book was an enjoyable fantasy about a city with cutthroat culinary traditions, but a lot of the fun is dampened by the fact that hardly anything of it is explained. Xoo is a trained but not certified chef, and Anant is a novice chef who is also the son of the city's Lord - both li...

    Interesting worldbuilding. A vaguely fantastical city where cooking without a license is illegal hosts a massive cooking competition, and two young people -- a girl struggling to run her parents' restaurant after they both suffered an unspecified accident and a boy who attends an exclu...

    Flavor combines a food comic with a hunger games like dystopian world where there is something lurking outside the community's grounds, and only a select few will ever know of said things existence. A young girl cooks in her family's restaurant, while she is not trained, or licensed, ...

  • Alli Brooks
    Feb 23, 2019

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

    The story is well thought out. There are small details mentioned that circle back round to be used later on. It's easy to see that the author spent a long time planning the plot and the world. The story is set in a strange alternate world where cooks are the highest regard, but the ...

    A book I actually started re-reading, but only to see if I'd missed something I hadn't. But no. In a world of underground cooking contests, a boy who is in the academy to be a top chef becomes a girl who isn't, but is running an unlicensed creperie instead. Meanwhile there's a dog that...

    This book was an enjoyable fantasy about a city with cutthroat culinary traditions, but a lot of the fun is dampened by the fact that hardly anything of it is explained. Xoo is a trained but not certified chef, and Anant is a novice chef who is also the son of the city's Lord - both li...

    Interesting worldbuilding. A vaguely fantastical city where cooking without a license is illegal hosts a massive cooking competition, and two young people -- a girl struggling to run her parents' restaurant after they both suffered an unspecified accident and a boy who attends an exclu...

    Flavor combines a food comic with a hunger games like dystopian world where there is something lurking outside the community's grounds, and only a select few will ever know of said things existence. A young girl cooks in her family's restaurant, while she is not trained, or licensed, ...

    This is an intriguing setup to a series where being a chef is a valued profession and there is something sinister behind a cooking contest. It was around 3.5 stars for me because while the mystery is interesting and I like the focus on food, there's a few things I wanted to be furth...

    *I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* The world in this book is so different than any I've seen before. It's a fantasy setting where the culinary arts are the center of everything. Chefs must be registered. There's a fancy...

    3 1/2 stars I love the art more than the story to be honest, though the story has grabbed me--an illegal chef (why is she illegal?) and her sidekick dog who seems to be more than just a dog, down on their luck, with an uncle, newly into town, determined to help, though whose "help" ...

    Delightfully hectic hero?s journey with coming-of-age struggles, elite cooking schools, underground competitive cooking, a city-wide tournament, an ominous mountain spirit with an appetite, and a very well read dog named Buster. The most charming part of reading Flavor was protagonis...

    Fantasy comic series about a cooking competition. It?s very good. In this fantasy world, cooking skills are everything and XOO ends up being entered for a prestigious cooking tournament. However there are dark forces afoot and all is not as it seems in this world of rich and p...

    A young crÍpe chef (!!!) enters a major competition despite not coming from a privileged background. I hadn't read a culinary-themed comic before but I trust Joe because Glory and Shutter are two of my faavorite reads. This volume focuses on world building and setting things up for wh...

    Good beginning. The characters are compelling and complex. There is an unknown evil lurking behind the city's walls. I'm very interested in the mysterious friendship between the two main characters and how those lives are going to intersect. I'd also like to get more background informa...

    Interesting world development, I like that everything revolves around the culinary arts, even inequity. The character development isn't as grandiose, I didn't particularly care about any of the characters and just wanted to delve more into the food battles. Very reminiscent of Battle C...

    I wanted to love this. I love dogs and I've got a thing for illustrated food (I really love it!), this just didn't have enough of it for me. ...

    Intriguing, and too short. But, I'm familiar with the long plot game in graphic novels/comics ...

    Volume 2, please. Anytime. ...

    Thanks to Edelweiss for the ARC! A wacky food fantasy, this graphic novel is just what I needed! I loved it! I can't wait until the next volume comes out! ...

    This is a solid start to a series. It's like a culinary show mixed with Attack on Titans vibes? I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes. ...

  • (a)lyss(a)
    Dec 25, 2018

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

    The story is well thought out. There are small details mentioned that circle back round to be used later on. It's easy to see that the author spent a long time planning the plot and the world. The story is set in a strange alternate world where cooks are the highest regard, but the ...

    A book I actually started re-reading, but only to see if I'd missed something I hadn't. But no. In a world of underground cooking contests, a boy who is in the academy to be a top chef becomes a girl who isn't, but is running an unlicensed creperie instead. Meanwhile there's a dog that...

    This book was an enjoyable fantasy about a city with cutthroat culinary traditions, but a lot of the fun is dampened by the fact that hardly anything of it is explained. Xoo is a trained but not certified chef, and Anant is a novice chef who is also the son of the city's Lord - both li...

    Interesting worldbuilding. A vaguely fantastical city where cooking without a license is illegal hosts a massive cooking competition, and two young people -- a girl struggling to run her parents' restaurant after they both suffered an unspecified accident and a boy who attends an exclu...

    Flavor combines a food comic with a hunger games like dystopian world where there is something lurking outside the community's grounds, and only a select few will ever know of said things existence. A young girl cooks in her family's restaurant, while she is not trained, or licensed, ...

    This is an intriguing setup to a series where being a chef is a valued profession and there is something sinister behind a cooking contest. It was around 3.5 stars for me because while the mystery is interesting and I like the focus on food, there's a few things I wanted to be furth...

  • Amanda
    Feb 16, 2019

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

    The story is well thought out. There are small details mentioned that circle back round to be used later on. It's easy to see that the author spent a long time planning the plot and the world. The story is set in a strange alternate world where cooks are the highest regard, but the ...

    A book I actually started re-reading, but only to see if I'd missed something I hadn't. But no. In a world of underground cooking contests, a boy who is in the academy to be a top chef becomes a girl who isn't, but is running an unlicensed creperie instead. Meanwhile there's a dog that...

    This book was an enjoyable fantasy about a city with cutthroat culinary traditions, but a lot of the fun is dampened by the fact that hardly anything of it is explained. Xoo is a trained but not certified chef, and Anant is a novice chef who is also the son of the city's Lord - both li...

    Interesting worldbuilding. A vaguely fantastical city where cooking without a license is illegal hosts a massive cooking competition, and two young people -- a girl struggling to run her parents' restaurant after they both suffered an unspecified accident and a boy who attends an exclu...

    Flavor combines a food comic with a hunger games like dystopian world where there is something lurking outside the community's grounds, and only a select few will ever know of said things existence. A young girl cooks in her family's restaurant, while she is not trained, or licensed, ...

    This is an intriguing setup to a series where being a chef is a valued profession and there is something sinister behind a cooking contest. It was around 3.5 stars for me because while the mystery is interesting and I like the focus on food, there's a few things I wanted to be furth...

    *I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* The world in this book is so different than any I've seen before. It's a fantasy setting where the culinary arts are the center of everything. Chefs must be registered. There's a fancy...

    3 1/2 stars I love the art more than the story to be honest, though the story has grabbed me--an illegal chef (why is she illegal?) and her sidekick dog who seems to be more than just a dog, down on their luck, with an uncle, newly into town, determined to help, though whose "help" ...

  • Paul Decker
    Nov 25, 2018

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

    The story is well thought out. There are small details mentioned that circle back round to be used later on. It's easy to see that the author spent a long time planning the plot and the world. The story is set in a strange alternate world where cooks are the highest regard, but the ...

    A book I actually started re-reading, but only to see if I'd missed something I hadn't. But no. In a world of underground cooking contests, a boy who is in the academy to be a top chef becomes a girl who isn't, but is running an unlicensed creperie instead. Meanwhile there's a dog that...

    This book was an enjoyable fantasy about a city with cutthroat culinary traditions, but a lot of the fun is dampened by the fact that hardly anything of it is explained. Xoo is a trained but not certified chef, and Anant is a novice chef who is also the son of the city's Lord - both li...

    Interesting worldbuilding. A vaguely fantastical city where cooking without a license is illegal hosts a massive cooking competition, and two young people -- a girl struggling to run her parents' restaurant after they both suffered an unspecified accident and a boy who attends an exclu...

    Flavor combines a food comic with a hunger games like dystopian world where there is something lurking outside the community's grounds, and only a select few will ever know of said things existence. A young girl cooks in her family's restaurant, while she is not trained, or licensed, ...

    This is an intriguing setup to a series where being a chef is a valued profession and there is something sinister behind a cooking contest. It was around 3.5 stars for me because while the mystery is interesting and I like the focus on food, there's a few things I wanted to be furth...

    *I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* The world in this book is so different than any I've seen before. It's a fantasy setting where the culinary arts are the center of everything. Chefs must be registered. There's a fancy...

  • Jessica Miller
    Jan 31, 2019

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

    The story is well thought out. There are small details mentioned that circle back round to be used later on. It's easy to see that the author spent a long time planning the plot and the world. The story is set in a strange alternate world where cooks are the highest regard, but the ...

    A book I actually started re-reading, but only to see if I'd missed something I hadn't. But no. In a world of underground cooking contests, a boy who is in the academy to be a top chef becomes a girl who isn't, but is running an unlicensed creperie instead. Meanwhile there's a dog that...

    This book was an enjoyable fantasy about a city with cutthroat culinary traditions, but a lot of the fun is dampened by the fact that hardly anything of it is explained. Xoo is a trained but not certified chef, and Anant is a novice chef who is also the son of the city's Lord - both li...

    Interesting worldbuilding. A vaguely fantastical city where cooking without a license is illegal hosts a massive cooking competition, and two young people -- a girl struggling to run her parents' restaurant after they both suffered an unspecified accident and a boy who attends an exclu...

    Flavor combines a food comic with a hunger games like dystopian world where there is something lurking outside the community's grounds, and only a select few will ever know of said things existence. A young girl cooks in her family's restaurant, while she is not trained, or licensed, ...

    This is an intriguing setup to a series where being a chef is a valued profession and there is something sinister behind a cooking contest. It was around 3.5 stars for me because while the mystery is interesting and I like the focus on food, there's a few things I wanted to be furth...

    *I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* The world in this book is so different than any I've seen before. It's a fantasy setting where the culinary arts are the center of everything. Chefs must be registered. There's a fancy...

    3 1/2 stars I love the art more than the story to be honest, though the story has grabbed me--an illegal chef (why is she illegal?) and her sidekick dog who seems to be more than just a dog, down on their luck, with an uncle, newly into town, determined to help, though whose "help" ...

    Delightfully hectic hero?s journey with coming-of-age struggles, elite cooking schools, underground competitive cooking, a city-wide tournament, an ominous mountain spirit with an appetite, and a very well read dog named Buster. The most charming part of reading Flavor was protagonis...

    Fantasy comic series about a cooking competition. It?s very good. In this fantasy world, cooking skills are everything and XOO ends up being entered for a prestigious cooking tournament. However there are dark forces afoot and all is not as it seems in this world of rich and p...

    A young crÍpe chef (!!!) enters a major competition despite not coming from a privileged background. I hadn't read a culinary-themed comic before but I trust Joe because Glory and Shutter are two of my faavorite reads. This volume focuses on world building and setting things up for wh...

  • Annie
    Nov 26, 2018

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

    The story is well thought out. There are small details mentioned that circle back round to be used later on. It's easy to see that the author spent a long time planning the plot and the world. The story is set in a strange alternate world where cooks are the highest regard, but the ...

    A book I actually started re-reading, but only to see if I'd missed something I hadn't. But no. In a world of underground cooking contests, a boy who is in the academy to be a top chef becomes a girl who isn't, but is running an unlicensed creperie instead. Meanwhile there's a dog that...

    This book was an enjoyable fantasy about a city with cutthroat culinary traditions, but a lot of the fun is dampened by the fact that hardly anything of it is explained. Xoo is a trained but not certified chef, and Anant is a novice chef who is also the son of the city's Lord - both li...

    Interesting worldbuilding. A vaguely fantastical city where cooking without a license is illegal hosts a massive cooking competition, and two young people -- a girl struggling to run her parents' restaurant after they both suffered an unspecified accident and a boy who attends an exclu...

    Flavor combines a food comic with a hunger games like dystopian world where there is something lurking outside the community's grounds, and only a select few will ever know of said things existence. A young girl cooks in her family's restaurant, while she is not trained, or licensed, ...

    This is an intriguing setup to a series where being a chef is a valued profession and there is something sinister behind a cooking contest. It was around 3.5 stars for me because while the mystery is interesting and I like the focus on food, there's a few things I wanted to be furth...

    *I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* The world in this book is so different than any I've seen before. It's a fantasy setting where the culinary arts are the center of everything. Chefs must be registered. There's a fancy...

    3 1/2 stars I love the art more than the story to be honest, though the story has grabbed me--an illegal chef (why is she illegal?) and her sidekick dog who seems to be more than just a dog, down on their luck, with an uncle, newly into town, determined to help, though whose "help" ...

    Delightfully hectic hero?s journey with coming-of-age struggles, elite cooking schools, underground competitive cooking, a city-wide tournament, an ominous mountain spirit with an appetite, and a very well read dog named Buster. The most charming part of reading Flavor was protagonis...

    Fantasy comic series about a cooking competition. It?s very good. In this fantasy world, cooking skills are everything and XOO ends up being entered for a prestigious cooking tournament. However there are dark forces afoot and all is not as it seems in this world of rich and p...

    A young crÍpe chef (!!!) enters a major competition despite not coming from a privileged background. I hadn't read a culinary-themed comic before but I trust Joe because Glory and Shutter are two of my faavorite reads. This volume focuses on world building and setting things up for wh...

    Good beginning. The characters are compelling and complex. There is an unknown evil lurking behind the city's walls. I'm very interested in the mysterious friendship between the two main characters and how those lives are going to intersect. I'd also like to get more background informa...

    Interesting world development, I like that everything revolves around the culinary arts, even inequity. The character development isn't as grandiose, I didn't particularly care about any of the characters and just wanted to delve more into the food battles. Very reminiscent of Battle C...

    I wanted to love this. I love dogs and I've got a thing for illustrated food (I really love it!), this just didn't have enough of it for me. ...

  • Courtney
    Mar 18, 2019

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

    The story is well thought out. There are small details mentioned that circle back round to be used later on. It's easy to see that the author spent a long time planning the plot and the world. The story is set in a strange alternate world where cooks are the highest regard, but the ...

    A book I actually started re-reading, but only to see if I'd missed something I hadn't. But no. In a world of underground cooking contests, a boy who is in the academy to be a top chef becomes a girl who isn't, but is running an unlicensed creperie instead. Meanwhile there's a dog that...

    This book was an enjoyable fantasy about a city with cutthroat culinary traditions, but a lot of the fun is dampened by the fact that hardly anything of it is explained. Xoo is a trained but not certified chef, and Anant is a novice chef who is also the son of the city's Lord - both li...

    Interesting worldbuilding. A vaguely fantastical city where cooking without a license is illegal hosts a massive cooking competition, and two young people -- a girl struggling to run her parents' restaurant after they both suffered an unspecified accident and a boy who attends an exclu...

    Flavor combines a food comic with a hunger games like dystopian world where there is something lurking outside the community's grounds, and only a select few will ever know of said things existence. A young girl cooks in her family's restaurant, while she is not trained, or licensed, ...

    This is an intriguing setup to a series where being a chef is a valued profession and there is something sinister behind a cooking contest. It was around 3.5 stars for me because while the mystery is interesting and I like the focus on food, there's a few things I wanted to be furth...

    *I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* The world in this book is so different than any I've seen before. It's a fantasy setting where the culinary arts are the center of everything. Chefs must be registered. There's a fancy...

    3 1/2 stars I love the art more than the story to be honest, though the story has grabbed me--an illegal chef (why is she illegal?) and her sidekick dog who seems to be more than just a dog, down on their luck, with an uncle, newly into town, determined to help, though whose "help" ...

    Delightfully hectic hero?s journey with coming-of-age struggles, elite cooking schools, underground competitive cooking, a city-wide tournament, an ominous mountain spirit with an appetite, and a very well read dog named Buster. The most charming part of reading Flavor was protagonis...

    Fantasy comic series about a cooking competition. It?s very good. In this fantasy world, cooking skills are everything and XOO ends up being entered for a prestigious cooking tournament. However there are dark forces afoot and all is not as it seems in this world of rich and p...

    A young crÍpe chef (!!!) enters a major competition despite not coming from a privileged background. I hadn't read a culinary-themed comic before but I trust Joe because Glory and Shutter are two of my faavorite reads. This volume focuses on world building and setting things up for wh...

    Good beginning. The characters are compelling and complex. There is an unknown evil lurking behind the city's walls. I'm very interested in the mysterious friendship between the two main characters and how those lives are going to intersect. I'd also like to get more background informa...

  • Ethan
    Feb 08, 2019

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    Nov 30, 2018

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

  • Drucilla
    Apr 17, 2019

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

  • -RadioactiveBookworm-
    Nov 27, 2018

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

  • Paul
    Jun 20, 2019

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

  • Ruthsic
    Nov 16, 2018

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

    The story is well thought out. There are small details mentioned that circle back round to be used later on. It's easy to see that the author spent a long time planning the plot and the world. The story is set in a strange alternate world where cooks are the highest regard, but the ...

    A book I actually started re-reading, but only to see if I'd missed something I hadn't. But no. In a world of underground cooking contests, a boy who is in the academy to be a top chef becomes a girl who isn't, but is running an unlicensed creperie instead. Meanwhile there's a dog that...

    This book was an enjoyable fantasy about a city with cutthroat culinary traditions, but a lot of the fun is dampened by the fact that hardly anything of it is explained. Xoo is a trained but not certified chef, and Anant is a novice chef who is also the son of the city's Lord - both li...

  • Kelsey Karin
    Jun 04, 2019

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

    The story is well thought out. There are small details mentioned that circle back round to be used later on. It's easy to see that the author spent a long time planning the plot and the world. The story is set in a strange alternate world where cooks are the highest regard, but the ...

    A book I actually started re-reading, but only to see if I'd missed something I hadn't. But no. In a world of underground cooking contests, a boy who is in the academy to be a top chef becomes a girl who isn't, but is running an unlicensed creperie instead. Meanwhile there's a dog that...

    This book was an enjoyable fantasy about a city with cutthroat culinary traditions, but a lot of the fun is dampened by the fact that hardly anything of it is explained. Xoo is a trained but not certified chef, and Anant is a novice chef who is also the son of the city's Lord - both li...

    Interesting worldbuilding. A vaguely fantastical city where cooking without a license is illegal hosts a massive cooking competition, and two young people -- a girl struggling to run her parents' restaurant after they both suffered an unspecified accident and a boy who attends an exclu...

    Flavor combines a food comic with a hunger games like dystopian world where there is something lurking outside the community's grounds, and only a select few will ever know of said things existence. A young girl cooks in her family's restaurant, while she is not trained, or licensed, ...

    This is an intriguing setup to a series where being a chef is a valued profession and there is something sinister behind a cooking contest. It was around 3.5 stars for me because while the mystery is interesting and I like the focus on food, there's a few things I wanted to be furth...

    *I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* The world in this book is so different than any I've seen before. It's a fantasy setting where the culinary arts are the center of everything. Chefs must be registered. There's a fancy...

    3 1/2 stars I love the art more than the story to be honest, though the story has grabbed me--an illegal chef (why is she illegal?) and her sidekick dog who seems to be more than just a dog, down on their luck, with an uncle, newly into town, determined to help, though whose "help" ...

    Delightfully hectic hero?s journey with coming-of-age struggles, elite cooking schools, underground competitive cooking, a city-wide tournament, an ominous mountain spirit with an appetite, and a very well read dog named Buster. The most charming part of reading Flavor was protagonis...

    Fantasy comic series about a cooking competition. It?s very good. In this fantasy world, cooking skills are everything and XOO ends up being entered for a prestigious cooking tournament. However there are dark forces afoot and all is not as it seems in this world of rich and p...

    A young crÍpe chef (!!!) enters a major competition despite not coming from a privileged background. I hadn't read a culinary-themed comic before but I trust Joe because Glory and Shutter are two of my faavorite reads. This volume focuses on world building and setting things up for wh...

    Good beginning. The characters are compelling and complex. There is an unknown evil lurking behind the city's walls. I'm very interested in the mysterious friendship between the two main characters and how those lives are going to intersect. I'd also like to get more background informa...

    Interesting world development, I like that everything revolves around the culinary arts, even inequity. The character development isn't as grandiose, I didn't particularly care about any of the characters and just wanted to delve more into the food battles. Very reminiscent of Battle C...

    I wanted to love this. I love dogs and I've got a thing for illustrated food (I really love it!), this just didn't have enough of it for me. ...

    Intriguing, and too short. But, I'm familiar with the long plot game in graphic novels/comics ...

  • Jenna
    Dec 26, 2018

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

  • Jennifer
    Jan 22, 2019

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

    The story is well thought out. There are small details mentioned that circle back round to be used later on. It's easy to see that the author spent a long time planning the plot and the world. The story is set in a strange alternate world where cooks are the highest regard, but the ...

    A book I actually started re-reading, but only to see if I'd missed something I hadn't. But no. In a world of underground cooking contests, a boy who is in the academy to be a top chef becomes a girl who isn't, but is running an unlicensed creperie instead. Meanwhile there's a dog that...

    This book was an enjoyable fantasy about a city with cutthroat culinary traditions, but a lot of the fun is dampened by the fact that hardly anything of it is explained. Xoo is a trained but not certified chef, and Anant is a novice chef who is also the son of the city's Lord - both li...

    Interesting worldbuilding. A vaguely fantastical city where cooking without a license is illegal hosts a massive cooking competition, and two young people -- a girl struggling to run her parents' restaurant after they both suffered an unspecified accident and a boy who attends an exclu...

    Flavor combines a food comic with a hunger games like dystopian world where there is something lurking outside the community's grounds, and only a select few will ever know of said things existence. A young girl cooks in her family's restaurant, while she is not trained, or licensed, ...

    This is an intriguing setup to a series where being a chef is a valued profession and there is something sinister behind a cooking contest. It was around 3.5 stars for me because while the mystery is interesting and I like the focus on food, there's a few things I wanted to be furth...

    *I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* The world in this book is so different than any I've seen before. It's a fantasy setting where the culinary arts are the center of everything. Chefs must be registered. There's a fancy...

    3 1/2 stars I love the art more than the story to be honest, though the story has grabbed me--an illegal chef (why is she illegal?) and her sidekick dog who seems to be more than just a dog, down on their luck, with an uncle, newly into town, determined to help, though whose "help" ...

    Delightfully hectic hero?s journey with coming-of-age struggles, elite cooking schools, underground competitive cooking, a city-wide tournament, an ominous mountain spirit with an appetite, and a very well read dog named Buster. The most charming part of reading Flavor was protagonis...

    Fantasy comic series about a cooking competition. It?s very good. In this fantasy world, cooking skills are everything and XOO ends up being entered for a prestigious cooking tournament. However there are dark forces afoot and all is not as it seems in this world of rich and p...

    A young crÍpe chef (!!!) enters a major competition despite not coming from a privileged background. I hadn't read a culinary-themed comic before but I trust Joe because Glory and Shutter are two of my faavorite reads. This volume focuses on world building and setting things up for wh...

    Good beginning. The characters are compelling and complex. There is an unknown evil lurking behind the city's walls. I'm very interested in the mysterious friendship between the two main characters and how those lives are going to intersect. I'd also like to get more background informa...

    Interesting world development, I like that everything revolves around the culinary arts, even inequity. The character development isn't as grandiose, I didn't particularly care about any of the characters and just wanted to delve more into the food battles. Very reminiscent of Battle C...

    I wanted to love this. I love dogs and I've got a thing for illustrated food (I really love it!), this just didn't have enough of it for me. ...

    Intriguing, and too short. But, I'm familiar with the long plot game in graphic novels/comics ...

    Volume 2, please. Anytime. ...

    Thanks to Edelweiss for the ARC! A wacky food fantasy, this graphic novel is just what I needed! I loved it! I can't wait until the next volume comes out! ...

    This is a solid start to a series. It's like a culinary show mixed with Attack on Titans vibes? I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes. ...

    I really enjoyed this! It was a fun concept and I can't wait to see how everything ties together!! ...

  • Meaghan Steeves
    Jun 11, 2019

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

    The story is well thought out. There are small details mentioned that circle back round to be used later on. It's easy to see that the author spent a long time planning the plot and the world. The story is set in a strange alternate world where cooks are the highest regard, but the ...

    A book I actually started re-reading, but only to see if I'd missed something I hadn't. But no. In a world of underground cooking contests, a boy who is in the academy to be a top chef becomes a girl who isn't, but is running an unlicensed creperie instead. Meanwhile there's a dog that...

    This book was an enjoyable fantasy about a city with cutthroat culinary traditions, but a lot of the fun is dampened by the fact that hardly anything of it is explained. Xoo is a trained but not certified chef, and Anant is a novice chef who is also the son of the city's Lord - both li...

    Interesting worldbuilding. A vaguely fantastical city where cooking without a license is illegal hosts a massive cooking competition, and two young people -- a girl struggling to run her parents' restaurant after they both suffered an unspecified accident and a boy who attends an exclu...

    Flavor combines a food comic with a hunger games like dystopian world where there is something lurking outside the community's grounds, and only a select few will ever know of said things existence. A young girl cooks in her family's restaurant, while she is not trained, or licensed, ...

    This is an intriguing setup to a series where being a chef is a valued profession and there is something sinister behind a cooking contest. It was around 3.5 stars for me because while the mystery is interesting and I like the focus on food, there's a few things I wanted to be furth...

    *I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* The world in this book is so different than any I've seen before. It's a fantasy setting where the culinary arts are the center of everything. Chefs must be registered. There's a fancy...

    3 1/2 stars I love the art more than the story to be honest, though the story has grabbed me--an illegal chef (why is she illegal?) and her sidekick dog who seems to be more than just a dog, down on their luck, with an uncle, newly into town, determined to help, though whose "help" ...

    Delightfully hectic hero?s journey with coming-of-age struggles, elite cooking schools, underground competitive cooking, a city-wide tournament, an ominous mountain spirit with an appetite, and a very well read dog named Buster. The most charming part of reading Flavor was protagonis...

    Fantasy comic series about a cooking competition. It?s very good. In this fantasy world, cooking skills are everything and XOO ends up being entered for a prestigious cooking tournament. However there are dark forces afoot and all is not as it seems in this world of rich and p...

    A young crÍpe chef (!!!) enters a major competition despite not coming from a privileged background. I hadn't read a culinary-themed comic before but I trust Joe because Glory and Shutter are two of my faavorite reads. This volume focuses on world building and setting things up for wh...

    Good beginning. The characters are compelling and complex. There is an unknown evil lurking behind the city's walls. I'm very interested in the mysterious friendship between the two main characters and how those lives are going to intersect. I'd also like to get more background informa...

    Interesting world development, I like that everything revolves around the culinary arts, even inequity. The character development isn't as grandiose, I didn't particularly care about any of the characters and just wanted to delve more into the food battles. Very reminiscent of Battle C...

    I wanted to love this. I love dogs and I've got a thing for illustrated food (I really love it!), this just didn't have enough of it for me. ...

    Intriguing, and too short. But, I'm familiar with the long plot game in graphic novels/comics ...

    Volume 2, please. Anytime. ...

  • Paul Allard
    May 15, 2019

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

    The story is well thought out. There are small details mentioned that circle back round to be used later on. It's easy to see that the author spent a long time planning the plot and the world. The story is set in a strange alternate world where cooks are the highest regard, but the ...

    A book I actually started re-reading, but only to see if I'd missed something I hadn't. But no. In a world of underground cooking contests, a boy who is in the academy to be a top chef becomes a girl who isn't, but is running an unlicensed creperie instead. Meanwhile there's a dog that...

    This book was an enjoyable fantasy about a city with cutthroat culinary traditions, but a lot of the fun is dampened by the fact that hardly anything of it is explained. Xoo is a trained but not certified chef, and Anant is a novice chef who is also the son of the city's Lord - both li...

    Interesting worldbuilding. A vaguely fantastical city where cooking without a license is illegal hosts a massive cooking competition, and two young people -- a girl struggling to run her parents' restaurant after they both suffered an unspecified accident and a boy who attends an exclu...

    Flavor combines a food comic with a hunger games like dystopian world where there is something lurking outside the community's grounds, and only a select few will ever know of said things existence. A young girl cooks in her family's restaurant, while she is not trained, or licensed, ...

    This is an intriguing setup to a series where being a chef is a valued profession and there is something sinister behind a cooking contest. It was around 3.5 stars for me because while the mystery is interesting and I like the focus on food, there's a few things I wanted to be furth...

    *I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* The world in this book is so different than any I've seen before. It's a fantasy setting where the culinary arts are the center of everything. Chefs must be registered. There's a fancy...

    3 1/2 stars I love the art more than the story to be honest, though the story has grabbed me--an illegal chef (why is she illegal?) and her sidekick dog who seems to be more than just a dog, down on their luck, with an uncle, newly into town, determined to help, though whose "help" ...

    Delightfully hectic hero?s journey with coming-of-age struggles, elite cooking schools, underground competitive cooking, a city-wide tournament, an ominous mountain spirit with an appetite, and a very well read dog named Buster. The most charming part of reading Flavor was protagonis...

    Fantasy comic series about a cooking competition. It?s very good. In this fantasy world, cooking skills are everything and XOO ends up being entered for a prestigious cooking tournament. However there are dark forces afoot and all is not as it seems in this world of rich and p...

  • Veronica
    Dec 04, 2018

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

    The story is well thought out. There are small details mentioned that circle back round to be used later on. It's easy to see that the author spent a long time planning the plot and the world. The story is set in a strange alternate world where cooks are the highest regard, but the ...

    A book I actually started re-reading, but only to see if I'd missed something I hadn't. But no. In a world of underground cooking contests, a boy who is in the academy to be a top chef becomes a girl who isn't, but is running an unlicensed creperie instead. Meanwhile there's a dog that...

    This book was an enjoyable fantasy about a city with cutthroat culinary traditions, but a lot of the fun is dampened by the fact that hardly anything of it is explained. Xoo is a trained but not certified chef, and Anant is a novice chef who is also the son of the city's Lord - both li...

    Interesting worldbuilding. A vaguely fantastical city where cooking without a license is illegal hosts a massive cooking competition, and two young people -- a girl struggling to run her parents' restaurant after they both suffered an unspecified accident and a boy who attends an exclu...

  • Manon the Malicious
    Nov 16, 2018

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

  • Theediscerning
    Nov 03, 2018

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

    The story is well thought out. There are small details mentioned that circle back round to be used later on. It's easy to see that the author spent a long time planning the plot and the world. The story is set in a strange alternate world where cooks are the highest regard, but the ...

    A book I actually started re-reading, but only to see if I'd missed something I hadn't. But no. In a world of underground cooking contests, a boy who is in the academy to be a top chef becomes a girl who isn't, but is running an unlicensed creperie instead. Meanwhile there's a dog that...

  • Arden Belrose
    Nov 24, 2018

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

  • Bianca
    Feb 17, 2019

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

    The story is well thought out. There are small details mentioned that circle back round to be used later on. It's easy to see that the author spent a long time planning the plot and the world. The story is set in a strange alternate world where cooks are the highest regard, but the ...

    A book I actually started re-reading, but only to see if I'd missed something I hadn't. But no. In a world of underground cooking contests, a boy who is in the academy to be a top chef becomes a girl who isn't, but is running an unlicensed creperie instead. Meanwhile there's a dog that...

    This book was an enjoyable fantasy about a city with cutthroat culinary traditions, but a lot of the fun is dampened by the fact that hardly anything of it is explained. Xoo is a trained but not certified chef, and Anant is a novice chef who is also the son of the city's Lord - both li...

    Interesting worldbuilding. A vaguely fantastical city where cooking without a license is illegal hosts a massive cooking competition, and two young people -- a girl struggling to run her parents' restaurant after they both suffered an unspecified accident and a boy who attends an exclu...

    Flavor combines a food comic with a hunger games like dystopian world where there is something lurking outside the community's grounds, and only a select few will ever know of said things existence. A young girl cooks in her family's restaurant, while she is not trained, or licensed, ...

    This is an intriguing setup to a series where being a chef is a valued profession and there is something sinister behind a cooking contest. It was around 3.5 stars for me because while the mystery is interesting and I like the focus on food, there's a few things I wanted to be furth...

    *I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* The world in this book is so different than any I've seen before. It's a fantasy setting where the culinary arts are the center of everything. Chefs must be registered. There's a fancy...

    3 1/2 stars I love the art more than the story to be honest, though the story has grabbed me--an illegal chef (why is she illegal?) and her sidekick dog who seems to be more than just a dog, down on their luck, with an uncle, newly into town, determined to help, though whose "help" ...

    Delightfully hectic hero?s journey with coming-of-age struggles, elite cooking schools, underground competitive cooking, a city-wide tournament, an ominous mountain spirit with an appetite, and a very well read dog named Buster. The most charming part of reading Flavor was protagonis...

  • Kerstin Wolf
    Nov 25, 2018

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

    The story is well thought out. There are small details mentioned that circle back round to be used later on. It's easy to see that the author spent a long time planning the plot and the world. The story is set in a strange alternate world where cooks are the highest regard, but the ...

    A book I actually started re-reading, but only to see if I'd missed something I hadn't. But no. In a world of underground cooking contests, a boy who is in the academy to be a top chef becomes a girl who isn't, but is running an unlicensed creperie instead. Meanwhile there's a dog that...

    This book was an enjoyable fantasy about a city with cutthroat culinary traditions, but a lot of the fun is dampened by the fact that hardly anything of it is explained. Xoo is a trained but not certified chef, and Anant is a novice chef who is also the son of the city's Lord - both li...

    Interesting worldbuilding. A vaguely fantastical city where cooking without a license is illegal hosts a massive cooking competition, and two young people -- a girl struggling to run her parents' restaurant after they both suffered an unspecified accident and a boy who attends an exclu...

    Flavor combines a food comic with a hunger games like dystopian world where there is something lurking outside the community's grounds, and only a select few will ever know of said things existence. A young girl cooks in her family's restaurant, while she is not trained, or licensed, ...

    This is an intriguing setup to a series where being a chef is a valued profession and there is something sinister behind a cooking contest. It was around 3.5 stars for me because while the mystery is interesting and I like the focus on food, there's a few things I wanted to be furth...

    *I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* The world in this book is so different than any I've seen before. It's a fantasy setting where the culinary arts are the center of everything. Chefs must be registered. There's a fancy...

    3 1/2 stars I love the art more than the story to be honest, though the story has grabbed me--an illegal chef (why is she illegal?) and her sidekick dog who seems to be more than just a dog, down on their luck, with an uncle, newly into town, determined to help, though whose "help" ...

    Delightfully hectic hero?s journey with coming-of-age struggles, elite cooking schools, underground competitive cooking, a city-wide tournament, an ominous mountain spirit with an appetite, and a very well read dog named Buster. The most charming part of reading Flavor was protagonis...

    Fantasy comic series about a cooking competition. It?s very good. In this fantasy world, cooking skills are everything and XOO ends up being entered for a prestigious cooking tournament. However there are dark forces afoot and all is not as it seems in this world of rich and p...

    A young crÍpe chef (!!!) enters a major competition despite not coming from a privileged background. I hadn't read a culinary-themed comic before but I trust Joe because Glory and Shutter are two of my faavorite reads. This volume focuses on world building and setting things up for wh...

    Good beginning. The characters are compelling and complex. There is an unknown evil lurking behind the city's walls. I'm very interested in the mysterious friendship between the two main characters and how those lives are going to intersect. I'd also like to get more background informa...

    Interesting world development, I like that everything revolves around the culinary arts, even inequity. The character development isn't as grandiose, I didn't particularly care about any of the characters and just wanted to delve more into the food battles. Very reminiscent of Battle C...

    I wanted to love this. I love dogs and I've got a thing for illustrated food (I really love it!), this just didn't have enough of it for me. ...

    Intriguing, and too short. But, I'm familiar with the long plot game in graphic novels/comics ...

    Volume 2, please. Anytime. ...

    Thanks to Edelweiss for the ARC! A wacky food fantasy, this graphic novel is just what I needed! I loved it! I can't wait until the next volume comes out! ...

  • Laura
    Dec 09, 2018

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

  • Marlisa J
    May 05, 2019

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

    The story is well thought out. There are small details mentioned that circle back round to be used later on. It's easy to see that the author spent a long time planning the plot and the world. The story is set in a strange alternate world where cooks are the highest regard, but the ...

    A book I actually started re-reading, but only to see if I'd missed something I hadn't. But no. In a world of underground cooking contests, a boy who is in the academy to be a top chef becomes a girl who isn't, but is running an unlicensed creperie instead. Meanwhile there's a dog that...

    This book was an enjoyable fantasy about a city with cutthroat culinary traditions, but a lot of the fun is dampened by the fact that hardly anything of it is explained. Xoo is a trained but not certified chef, and Anant is a novice chef who is also the son of the city's Lord - both li...

    Interesting worldbuilding. A vaguely fantastical city where cooking without a license is illegal hosts a massive cooking competition, and two young people -- a girl struggling to run her parents' restaurant after they both suffered an unspecified accident and a boy who attends an exclu...

    Flavor combines a food comic with a hunger games like dystopian world where there is something lurking outside the community's grounds, and only a select few will ever know of said things existence. A young girl cooks in her family's restaurant, while she is not trained, or licensed, ...

    This is an intriguing setup to a series where being a chef is a valued profession and there is something sinister behind a cooking contest. It was around 3.5 stars for me because while the mystery is interesting and I like the focus on food, there's a few things I wanted to be furth...

    *I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* The world in this book is so different than any I've seen before. It's a fantasy setting where the culinary arts are the center of everything. Chefs must be registered. There's a fancy...

    3 1/2 stars I love the art more than the story to be honest, though the story has grabbed me--an illegal chef (why is she illegal?) and her sidekick dog who seems to be more than just a dog, down on their luck, with an uncle, newly into town, determined to help, though whose "help" ...

    Delightfully hectic hero?s journey with coming-of-age struggles, elite cooking schools, underground competitive cooking, a city-wide tournament, an ominous mountain spirit with an appetite, and a very well read dog named Buster. The most charming part of reading Flavor was protagonis...

    Fantasy comic series about a cooking competition. It?s very good. In this fantasy world, cooking skills are everything and XOO ends up being entered for a prestigious cooking tournament. However there are dark forces afoot and all is not as it seems in this world of rich and p...

    A young crÍpe chef (!!!) enters a major competition despite not coming from a privileged background. I hadn't read a culinary-themed comic before but I trust Joe because Glory and Shutter are two of my faavorite reads. This volume focuses on world building and setting things up for wh...

    Good beginning. The characters are compelling and complex. There is an unknown evil lurking behind the city's walls. I'm very interested in the mysterious friendship between the two main characters and how those lives are going to intersect. I'd also like to get more background informa...

    Interesting world development, I like that everything revolves around the culinary arts, even inequity. The character development isn't as grandiose, I didn't particularly care about any of the characters and just wanted to delve more into the food battles. Very reminiscent of Battle C...

  • Groovy
    Feb 12, 2019

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

    The story is well thought out. There are small details mentioned that circle back round to be used later on. It's easy to see that the author spent a long time planning the plot and the world. The story is set in a strange alternate world where cooks are the highest regard, but the ...

    A book I actually started re-reading, but only to see if I'd missed something I hadn't. But no. In a world of underground cooking contests, a boy who is in the academy to be a top chef becomes a girl who isn't, but is running an unlicensed creperie instead. Meanwhile there's a dog that...

    This book was an enjoyable fantasy about a city with cutthroat culinary traditions, but a lot of the fun is dampened by the fact that hardly anything of it is explained. Xoo is a trained but not certified chef, and Anant is a novice chef who is also the son of the city's Lord - both li...

    Interesting worldbuilding. A vaguely fantastical city where cooking without a license is illegal hosts a massive cooking competition, and two young people -- a girl struggling to run her parents' restaurant after they both suffered an unspecified accident and a boy who attends an exclu...

    Flavor combines a food comic with a hunger games like dystopian world where there is something lurking outside the community's grounds, and only a select few will ever know of said things existence. A young girl cooks in her family's restaurant, while she is not trained, or licensed, ...

    This is an intriguing setup to a series where being a chef is a valued profession and there is something sinister behind a cooking contest. It was around 3.5 stars for me because while the mystery is interesting and I like the focus on food, there's a few things I wanted to be furth...

    *I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review* The world in this book is so different than any I've seen before. It's a fantasy setting where the culinary arts are the center of everything. Chefs must be registered. There's a fancy...

    3 1/2 stars I love the art more than the story to be honest, though the story has grabbed me--an illegal chef (why is she illegal?) and her sidekick dog who seems to be more than just a dog, down on their luck, with an uncle, newly into town, determined to help, though whose "help" ...

    Delightfully hectic hero?s journey with coming-of-age struggles, elite cooking schools, underground competitive cooking, a city-wide tournament, an ominous mountain spirit with an appetite, and a very well read dog named Buster. The most charming part of reading Flavor was protagonis...

    Fantasy comic series about a cooking competition. It?s very good. In this fantasy world, cooking skills are everything and XOO ends up being entered for a prestigious cooking tournament. However there are dark forces afoot and all is not as it seems in this world of rich and p...

    A young crÍpe chef (!!!) enters a major competition despite not coming from a privileged background. I hadn't read a culinary-themed comic before but I trust Joe because Glory and Shutter are two of my faavorite reads. This volume focuses on world building and setting things up for wh...

    Good beginning. The characters are compelling and complex. There is an unknown evil lurking behind the city's walls. I'm very interested in the mysterious friendship between the two main characters and how those lives are going to intersect. I'd also like to get more background informa...

    Interesting world development, I like that everything revolves around the culinary arts, even inequity. The character development isn't as grandiose, I didn't particularly care about any of the characters and just wanted to delve more into the food battles. Very reminiscent of Battle C...

    I wanted to love this. I love dogs and I've got a thing for illustrated food (I really love it!), this just didn't have enough of it for me. ...

    Intriguing, and too short. But, I'm familiar with the long plot game in graphic novels/comics ...

    Volume 2, please. Anytime. ...

    Thanks to Edelweiss for the ARC! A wacky food fantasy, this graphic novel is just what I needed! I loved it! I can't wait until the next volume comes out! ...

    This is a solid start to a series. It's like a culinary show mixed with Attack on Titans vibes? I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes. ...

    I really enjoyed this! It was a fun concept and I can't wait to see how everything ties together!! ...

    cute art. i like the story enough to follow it, but i wouldn't call it a stellar read by any means lol. just fun. ...

  • Peter Knobloch
    Apr 15, 2019

    Bizarre and rather familiar, having read other culinary graphic novel series (from manga to the more recent Space Battle Lunchtime). Nothing really stood out to me, character wise or drawing style, which often wasn?t very flattering to the former. The cutsey ice-cream bar didn?t se...

    I'm really into culinary graphic novels now, I guess. This was lovely - a richly drawn fantasy setting full of intrigue, some great characters (with one of the best dog companions ever), and some great art. This feels a lot like the Ba Sing Se arc of The Last Airbender but with food in...

    Check out my review over at Word of the Nerd ...

    I know I say this a lot, but Flavor is unlike any of the other graphic novel's that I've read lately. Not only is the art style quirky and cute, but the story is as well, though it does harbour something dark just out of reach. From the first page, I couldn't wait to see what I was get...

    I liked it fine. Good colors, hints of interesting world building and something ominous. Didn't enthrall me, but entertaining enough. ...

    *2.5 Stars* I was provided an ARC by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I wanted to love this but couldn't. I found it confusing and strange but not in a good way? I honestly wouldn't be able to summarize it right now. It felt kind of messy in every way...

    Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I thought about giving this book 3 stars, but the more I thought about it, the more Flavor pissed me off. Storywise, none of the characters really grew on me, the world-building isn?t there (is the anthropomorphic dog normal?), and for a book about food, the...

    A deliciously illustrated story of social strata, prejudices and taking risks. It is also about food, family and giving people a chance. Brownie points: It's a dystopian setting; what could be behind those walls? The illustration style is one of my favorites(and half the reason for ...

    There are so many things I liked about this graphic novel. An anthropomorphic dog, an underground Iron Chef competition, Xoo?s upper-class former friend at the culinarian academy? and the artwork? it?s fresh and bright and so much fun. This is different in all the ways I needed...

    The story is well thought out. There are small details mentioned that circle back round to be used later on. It's easy to see that the author spent a long time planning the plot and the world. The story is set in a strange alternate world where cooks are the highest regard, but the ...