The Sweet Life of Stella Madison by Lara M. Zeises (July 2009). Blurbs by E. Lockhart and Sarah Dessen - not bad!
Seventeen-year-old Stella has famous foodie parents but Stella is all about the drive-thru. When she gets a summer job writing food articles for the local newspaper she needs a crash course in all things culinary. Romance and coming-of-age ensue, of course.
I have high hopes for this one based on the "About the Author" in the back: "Lara enjoys playing Iron Chef in her own kitchen, especially when the secret ingredient is bacon. She worships at the altar of Alton Brown but credits her mother for turning her into an avid home cook and bona fide foodie."
And there I go...mentioning bacon again. But seriously, can I be Lara's new best friend?
Eat, drink, and wait awhile longer for the review on this one...