Synopsis: A novel adapted drama about food and romance follows Hua Xiao Mai as she falls in love with a mercenary for hire. Through her passion for the culinary arts, Hua Xiao Mai starts small and slowly makes her way up in the food business. After being saved by Meng Yu Huai, who heads a mercenary agency, in the hills behind the Huodao village where she has just moved in to stay with her elder sister. Hua Xiao Mai falls in love. She does her best to attract his attention but he just doesn’t get her feelings. But as Xiao Mai shows her intelligence, her culinary skills and her boldness in professing her love for him, he slowly realizes he will not be able to escape from her. But success in love is not her only ambition, her goal in life was to show the world that any edible food can be delicious if made properly. From a small food stall to a famous restaurant in the city, she slowly builds her way up, improving her skill in the process before finally realizing that the best part of life is simply a simple delicious meal with the ones you love.
- The shoots in this episode meant bamboo shoots. You cannot eat bamboo shoots raw as it contains toxins called Cyanogenic Glycosides (type of cyanide) which means it will starve your cells of oxygen. Only cooking and canning them will break this toxin down.
- Orange capped amanita (or fly agaric): This is a mushroom that contains ibotenic acids which converts to muscimol and means that it can be fatal in large quantities if prepared incorrectly, however most people usually only get symptoms such as nausea, sweating and hallucinations. Interestingly this was the mushroom that was supposed to be the mushroom responsible for Alice’s trip to wonderland.