The School of Essential Ingredients

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 338 ratings

The School of Essential Ingredients Publisher's Summary

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.
©2008 Erica Baurmeister (P)2008 Penguin
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  • Book 1

    • The School of Essential Ingredients

    • By: Erica Bauermeister
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 262
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 185

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely, lovely book

    • By Molly-o on 03-21-09

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 2

    • The Lost Art of Mixing

    • By: Erica Bauermeister
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really Good Story

    • By Queen Squared on 02-12-13

    Regular price: $35.00