Anybody else here reading the manga/watching the anime?
After having a look at the manga and liking it, I bought the first ten issues from the bookstore and enjoying it immensely.
Really like the dishes they come up with, the explanations how they work and how they even provide recipes to cook them at home (though the latter is kinda hard to do since the recipes are obviously done with Japanese readers in mind since a lot of the ingredients are not that common in the Western world). And the artist Shun Saeki does a really good job illustrating these dishes, making them look as mouth-watering as possible (I certainly get hungry most of the time after reading an issue). Also helps that a real chef advises him on the recipes so that they stay within the realm of plausibility.
The characters are also really likable although they do tend to come out of the template catalogue of Japanese characters. Soma is a good lead, Megumi is so adorable, we have two cute Tsunderes in Erina and Nikumi, Takumi is hilarious and so on and so forth.
OK, it cannot help containing some weird stuff that is expected of a Japanese manga (the foodgasms are seriously sometimes...WTF?!) but overall it has my recommendation.