Laura Oct 15, 2014
Mixed Vegetables, or Mikkusu Bejitaburu, was serialized in Japanese publication Margaret from 2005 to 2007. Viz media published it in North America, September 2008 to July 2010, for a total of 8 volumes. A great manga series for foodies as well as romance fans, Mixed Vegetables delivers a heart touching tale of being true to yourself and fulfilling your dreams.
The Gist: Hanayu Ashitaba is the daughter of a celebrated pastry chef. She’s attending a culinary high school where her secret dream is to become a sushi chef. Fellow classmate Hayato Hyuga is the son of a sushi chef. Hanayu determines that if she dates Hyuga she may get the opportunity to work at the sushi shop. Hyuga seems to like her well enough, and the two start dating. Hanayu then becomes guilt ridden because she starts developing genuine feelings for Hayato, and was only dating him for her future career. Hayato beats Hanayu to the confession however, when he admits he was only dating her because he wants to become a pastry chef! The two must find a way to succeed at their dreams while overcoming obstacles, and their own attraction towards each other.