Portia Cuthcart never intended to leave Texas. Her dream was to run the Glass Kitchen restaurant her grandmother built. But after a string of betrayals, she's determined to start a new life with her sisters in Manhattan and never cook again. Moving into a brownstone on the Upper West Side, Portia meets twelve-year-old Ariel and her widowed father Gabriel. Soon, a promise made to her sisters forces Portia back into a world of magical food and swirling emotions.