차별과 억압으로 얼룩진 1960년대 미국사회에서 화학 과학자로 살아가는 엘리자베스 조트 이야기.
연구자로서 성공한 뒤 부당하게 해고되자 엘리자베스는 자신의 집부엌을 실험실로 개조하여
'요리는 화학입니다'라는 이름의 TV 요리 프로그램 진행자로 나서게 됩니다.
But like science, life is unpredictable.
Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show Supper at Six.
Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary.
But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo.
Laugh-out-loud funny, shrewdly observant, and studded with a dazzling cast of supporting characters, Lessons in Chemistry is as original and vibrant as its protagonist.