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The School of Essential Ingredients: School of Essential Ingredients Series, Book 1
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From the author of Reese Witherspoon's Book Club pick The Scent Keeper comes a "heartbreakingly delicious" national bestseller about a chef, her students, and the evocative lessons that food teaches about life.
Once a month on a Monday night, eight students gather in Lillian's restaurant for a cooking class. Among them is Claire, a young woman coming to terms with her new identity as a mother; Tom, a lawyer whose life has been overturned by loss; Antonia, an Italian kitchen designer adapting to life in America; and Carl and Helen, a long-married couple whose union contains surprises the rest of the class would never suspect.
The students have come to learn the art behind Lillian's soulful dishes, but it soon becomes clear that each seeks a recipe for something beyond the kitchen. And soon they are transformed by the aromas, flavors, and textures of what they create....
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Erica Bauermeister. (2009). The School of Essential Ingredients: School of Essential Ingredients Series, Book 1. Penguin Publishing Group.

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Erica Bauermeister. 2009. The School of Essential Ingredients: School of Essential Ingredients Series, Book 1. Penguin Publishing Group.

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Erica Bauermeister, The School of Essential Ingredients: School of Essential Ingredients Series, Book 1. Penguin Publishing Group, 2009.

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Once a month on a Monday night, eight students gather in Lillian's restaurant for a cooking class. Among them is Claire, a young woman coming to terms with her new identity as a mother; Tom, a lawyer whose life has been overturned by loss; Antonia, an Italian kitchen designer adapting to life in America; and Carl and Helen, a long-married couple whose union contains surprises the rest of the class would never suspect.
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        In this remarkable debut, Bauermeister creates a captivating world where the pleasures and particulars of sophisticated food come to mean much more than simple epicurean indulgence. Respected chef and restaurateur Lillian has spent much of her 30-something years in the kitchen, looking for meaning and satisfaction in evocative, delicious combinations of ingredients. Endeavoring to instill that love and know-how in others, Lillian holds a season of Monday evening cooking classes in her restaurant. The novel takes up the story of each of her students, navigating readers through the personal dramas, memories and musings stirred up as the characters handle, slice, chop, blend, smell and taste. Each student's affecting story—painful transitions, difficult choices—is rendered in vivid prose and woven together with confidence. Delivering memorable story lines and characters while seducing the senses, Bauermeister's tale of food and hope is certain to satisfy.

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        Each section of this tasty novel tells the story of a different character. The effect is a series of pearl-like vignettes stretched out along a narrative string. Anchoring the tales of these divergent individuals is their common participation in a cooking class run by Lillian, a restaurateur who teaches her pupils not by dictating a recipes precise instructions but by encouraging them to use their senses to comprehend whats evolving as she works through the cooking processes from raw ingredients to the ready-to-eat dish. Lillian herself learned the power of food from drawing her mother out of the depression of a failed marriage by feeding her mashed potatoes. Older students Carl and Helen recall how they held their marriage together over the years. Most touching of the characters, lawyer Tom comes to Lillians cooking school to assuage the grief from loss of his doomed spouse.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2008, American Library Association.)

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The students have come to learn the art behind Lillian's soulful dishes, but it soon becomes clear that each seeks a recipe for something beyond the kitchen. And soon they are transformed by the aromas, flavors, and textures of what they create....
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