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About the Book

The School of Essential Ingredients

Once a month on 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 one by one they are transformed by the aromas, flavors, and textures of what they create…

The School of Essential Ingredients
by Erica Bauermeister

  • Publication Date: January 5, 2010
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 261 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade
  • ISBN-10: 0425232093
  • ISBN-13: 9780425232095