June wasn’t surprised when Jake helped himself to the largest serving of Mississippi Mud Pie at the feast.
“And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.
And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai.”
—Esther 3:5, 6 KJV
On her first day as top chef, June discovered a large garbage chute in the kitchen floor. When Jake held his shipping business meetings in the kitchen, June smelled something fishy. To discover where the chute ended, June dropped an orange down the chute. She then opened every door in the cellar, finding the orange in a small room with ropes and empty barrels.
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”
—2 Corinthians 11:13, 14 KJV
In San Francisco, the captain abandoned June on the dock. Joseph Kingman, who lived on Nob Hill, found June and placed her in his estate kitchen. Kingman’s son, Jake, worked as a sous chef and owned a fishing vessel, the Swordfish. In a holiday showdown for top chef, June’s pineapple upside-down cake with toasted macadamia crust won the competition.
“And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.”
—Genesis 27:41 KJV