She Loves to Cook, and She Loves to Eat Volume 3 makes it easy to fall in love with the food as much as the beautiful story unfolding between Nomoto and Kasuga. It’s one of those series you never want to read on an empty stomach. It shows affection for food, relationships, and Japan. Not only is the story a treasure, but the consideration for readers makes it easy to adore She Loves to Cook, and She Loves to Eat Volume 3.
This volume includes nine chapters and a bonus chapter, created by Sakaomi Yuzaki, translated by Caleb David Cook, and lettered by Chiho Christie. The Yen Press manga continues with the two wrapping up their holiday fun and food. But now they must economize because they overspent for those delicious meals. The way the series explores identities is stunning and can help readers discover who they are and a welcoming community.
She Loves to Cook, and She Loves to Eat Volume 3 Adds New Characters to the Mix
While it’s easy to become wrapped in the budding relationship between Nomoto and Kasuga, it’s great to see other characters appear in the series. It adds new dynamics as Nomoto and Kasuga navigate different relationships. The two additions to the duo, making this a dynamic quartet, are Nomoto’s friend, Yako, and Kasuga’s new friend and the duo’s neighbor, Nagumo. Each new friend adds more to the story.
An Honest Conversation About Spectrums and Family Struggles
Yako, Nomoto’s friend whom she met on social, helps Nomoto understand her feelings for Kasuga and the spectrum of sexuality, including asexual. Their conversation about it is a natural offshoot of their discussion about a lesbian film. Yako also shares Nomoto’s passion for food. Thanks to their interactions, Nomoto delves into her feelings for Kasuga. Meanwhile, Kasuga encounters the new neighbor wedged between her and Nomoto, Nagumo.
Through Nagumo’s struggles with her family, Kasuga recalls her own family’s controlling, regimented gender-based hierarchy. With her introduction, readers learn about the opposing toxicity of families regarding food. For Kasuga, her family limited her food intake because she is a woman. Nagumo struggled to eat as a child, and her family made her feel bad for that. Yet, these women come together and enrich each other’s lives. She Loves to Cook, and She Loves to Eat Volume 3 crafts an authentic friendship while emphasizing the importance of found family.
Can See the Care for Characters and Readers
Sakaomi Yuzaki shows how to navigate issues of trauma with sensitivity. In addition, the author and editor include warnings about discussions or depictions of traumatic situations. It shows care towards their audience and a desire not to bombard them unawares. That way, if a reader isn’t ready, they can step away and return to the story later.
She Loves to Cook, and She Loves to Eat Volume 3 expands the relationships for the pair of women at its center. None of the new characters feel out of place. On the contrary, it’s exciting to think about what future volumes may hold. While romance blooms through delectable dishes and heartfelt conversation, She Loves to Cook, and She Loves to Eat Volume 3 still makes time to navigate weightier issues.