For as long as she can remember, twelve-year-old Alice Fleck has been helping her father recreate meals from the past. But while she enjoys their unusual hobby, she’s learned to keep it secret from kids her age–some of the dishes she and her father have made are more than a little weird. So when her father’s new girlfriend signs them lup for a televised cooking competition, Alice is unnerved. She has no desire to be in the spotlight, even on a cooking show that very few people watch. But Alice soon learns that she and her father are actually contestants on Culinary Combat, a new reality TV show hosted by Tom Truffleman, the most famous and fierce judge on TV. Everyone will be watching! And to make matters worse, she begins to suspect that someone is at work behind the scenes, sabotaging the competition. It’s up to Alice, with the help of a few new friends, to find the saboteur before the competition is ruined, all the while tackling some of the trickiest cooking challenges of their life…for the whole world to see.