Friday, January 2, 2009

The School of Essential Ingredients

LibraryThing book review...
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

Lillian is a chef who teaches a cooking class at her restaurant every Monday evening. We meet her students and learn about their lives, while they learn about cooking. Lillian takes a different approach to cooking, teaching her students to love the process, not just the outcome. We meet a happily married couple, a widower mourning the loss of his wife, a young single gal trying to find her way and others. All struggle with difficult choices, tender and painful memories, and finding their way thorugh this thing called life. They become not only classmates, but friends.

This is truly a beautiful book. The writing is so lovely, it makes you slow down and savor it. I loved learning about all the characters and how their lives changed throughout the cooking class. I wish I could take a cooking class with Chef Lillian! A must-read:)

8 comments:

Red lady-Bonnie said...

This book sounds wonderful! I really want to read this book.
I missed out on getting a copy through Shelf awareness as they ran out of copies. I will look forward to reading this book when it is released.

Julie said...

Thanks for visiting. This book was awesome,I wish I still had my copy...I'd send it your way, but I already passed it on. Maybe you can find an ARC on Library Thing?

Dar said...

Isn't this a wonderful book. I should be finishing it up today. This is one book that I can see myself going back to for a reread. It's just beautiful.

Luanne said...

Oh your reveiw made it sound soo good. I though it would be - it's on my wish list!

Julie said...

Thanks! This book really does make you stop and chill for a moment...to enjoy it and savor it, it really is a treat!

Marie said...

Great review! I'm starting this one soon and looking forward to it.

Cynthia said...

This is one book I will have to look into. Thanks for stopping by and entering my PIF book exchange. Good Luck!

Allison said...

Great review...Looks very appetizing..hahaha..I need to put it on my wishlist..