Kitchen Princess is a shoujomanga written by Miyuki Kobayashi and drawn by Natsumi Andō. The story follows Najika Kazami, a cooking student who enrolls at Seika Academy to find her "flan prince", a mysterious boy who rescued her from drowning and fed her the flan in question, and who she believes to be a student at said school. Along the way she meets several hot guys and cooks many delicious desserts. Romance (and recipes) ensue. The series is available in English through Del Rey.The artist, Natsumi Ando, also wrote and drew Arisa.
This series contains examples of:
All of the Other Reindeer: A lot of Najika's classmates shuns her after she describes her special talent (the reason she needs to be selected in a special class) as being a big eater.
Alpha Bitch: Popular model Akane constantly frames Najika for things that weren't her fault. The Wounded Gazelle Gambit is one of her favorite cards to play, and her posse falls for it every time.
Big Eater: Najika. When her classmates asked her about the competitions she had won (a prerequisite for being a member of the special class), she listed down a number of eating competitions, much to her classmates' disgust.
Brilliant, but Lazy: Fujita. He may look and act like a complete slacker but he is actually a very talented chef.
Contrived Clumsiness: Akane seems nice, but she's actually a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing. While they're eating lunch together, she purposely knocks her own lunch onto her dress, then gets upset and causes her friends to turn on the girl. She also "accidentally" spills Najika's beaten eggs during a cooking competition.
Despair Event Horizon: Sora's death leaves Najika so traumatized that she loses her sense of taste. Thankfully, she got better.
Driven to Suicide: This is initially believed what caused Daichi and Sora's mother's death, taking her own life because her husband worked too much and wasn't home enough. Turns out this was a rumor made up by the nurses in the hospital that Daichi overheard, having forgotten that his mother sacrificed her life to save Daichi at a construction site.
Doppelgänger Replacement Love Interest: Subverted with Seiya who appears after Sora's death looking exactly like Sora and later tries to romance Najika. However Seiya is a complete Jerk Ass and Najika is understandably traumatized.
Heroic BSOD: Najika after Sora dies, not only blaming herself considering he was out shopping for her at his time of death but that he actually was lying when he said he was her Flan Prince. Daichi manages to snap her out of it eventually. He himself gets one later in the series when he found out that he indirectly caused his mother's death and that he had been blaming Sora and their father when he remarried.
Sacred First Kiss: Daichi kisses Najika, but later denies that it meant anything and claims he was only trying to one-up his brother. Which is a lie. Najika then runs off crying because it was her first kiss.