“Singh writes of a beautiful place that dances on the razor wire of India and Pakistan's disputed border. His prose redefines an exhausted situation, giving it new light.”
— Justine Hardy, The Times (UK)
"Extraordinary ... worthy to stand among the finest of Indian writing."
– Irish Times
"Chef is a haunting evocation of the emotional and physical landscapes of war-torn Kashmir. Jaspreet Singh is a very learned, gifted, and sensitive writer.”
— Basharat Peer, author of "Curfewed Night"
“An elegy to the beauty of Kashmir, written with a sinuous elegance.”
— Kate Saunders, The Times (UK)
“A fascinating, kaleidoscopic journey through one of the most beautiful yet besieged areas in the world - Jaspreet Singh [in this novel] brings out the full poetry and heartbreak of Kashmir.”
— Manil Suri, author of The Death of Vishnu
“Elegant .... The calm, haunted narrator carefully gathers together anecdotes and details, memories and feelings to tell a story as sharp as a blade.”
— Eileen Battersby