Like many Japanese middle school girls, Ryo Machiko is fascinated with cooking. Unfortunately, both of her parents work full time overseas, so she's spent most of her time living alone since the death of her grandmother a year ago. Ryo's still practicing and learning, of course, but without someone there to appreciate the fruit of her labors and offer constructive feedback, it's just not the same. Things have a way of working out, however, and when it turns out that Ryo's artistically inclined cousin Kirin intends to attend the same Sunday cram school, it only makes sense for her to room with Ryo over the weekends. And that means that Ryo will be gaining more than just an enthusiastic new audience. Together with Ryo's friend Shiina, she'll be learning the most important lesson of all: No matter how fancy or tasty the food may be, it's even better when it's shared in GOURMET GIRL GRAFFITI!