The School of Essential Ingredients
By Erica Bauermeister
(Penguin Audio, Compact Disc, 9780143144366)
Publication Date: January 22, 2009
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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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