The School of Essential Ingredients

By Erica Bauermeister
(Penguin Audio, Compact Disc, 9780143144366)

Publication Date: January 22, 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback

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“Lillian, a restaurant owner, teaches Monday night cooking classes as much for herself as for the students. With magical language, first-time novelist Bauermeister weaves the lives of the students in Lillian's class with the meals prepared and life lessons learned. Strong, sensuous writing leaves the reader hungry for more.”
-- Holly Smith, Wide World Books & Maps, Seattle, WA


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Unabridged CDs ? 5 CDs, 6 hours




About the Author

Erica Bauermeister’s love of slow food and slow life was cemented by her two years living in northern Italy with her husband and children. She has taught literature and creative writing at the University of Washington and currently lives in Seattle with her family. The School of Essential Ingredients is her first novel.




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Monday, Apr 5, 2010

Once upon a time, it was fashionable to adore all things French. Those days are gone — remember "freedom fries"? — but author Danielle Trussoni is convinced that there are plenty of Americans who still love French culture, fashion and food. Trussoni recommends three books about France — all with a certain je ne sais quoi. More at NPR.org

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CONVERSATION STARTERS

  1. When Claire first walks into Lillian’s, she reflects: “When was the last time she had been someplace where no one knew who she was?” Is the anonymity of the kitchen a lure for Lillian’s students?

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