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The School of Essential Ingredients
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(3.9 based on 163 ratings)
  • 1

    The School of Essential Ingredients

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Erica Bauermeister
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (60)

    Once a month on Monday night, eight students gather in Lillian's restaurant for a cooking class. Over time, the paths of the students mingle and intertwine, and the essence of Lillian's cooking expands beyond the restaurant and into the secret corners of their lives, with results that are often unexpected, and always delicious.

    Molly-o says: "Lovely, lovely book"
    Lovely, lovely book

    This is a wonderful book for these times - a way to remember to slow down, appreciate what we have and just forget for a few hours the bad news we hea..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 21 2009 by Molly-o (Seattle)
  • 2

    The Lost Art of Mixing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Erica Bauermeister
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    Lillian and her restaurant have a way of drawing people together. There’s Al, the accountant who finds meaning in numbers and ritual; Chloe, a budding chef who hasn’t learned to trust after heartbreak; Finnegan, quiet and steady as a tree, who can disappear into the background despite his massive height; Louise, Al’s wife, whose anger simmers just below the boiling point; and Isabelle, whose memories are slowly slipping from her grasp. And there’s Lillian herself, whose life has taken a turn she didn’t expect....

    Queen Squared says: "Really Good Story"
    Really Good Story

    I didn't realize it when I bought this book, but it's actually a sequel to The School of Essential Ingredients. Based on my experience with The Lost ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 12 2013 by Queen Squared (Columbia, SC, United States)