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The School of Essential Ingredients Paperback – Jan. 5 2010

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  • ISBN-10 : 0425232093
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0425232095
  • Dimensions : 13.97 x 1.8 x 21.08 cm
  • Paperback : 272 pages
  • Item Weight : 240 g
  • Publisher : Berkley; Reprint edition (Jan. 5 2010)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
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Praise for The School of Essential Ingredients

“Delectable writing.”—Seattle Magazine
 
“Food Network fans will devour this first novel about a whimsical cooking school run by a gentle chef with a fierce passion for food.”—People
 
“Lyrical and descriptive.”—The Oregonian
 
“Bauermeister deftly combines romance, lyrical language and a dash of sentimentality.”—St. Petersburg Times
 
“[A] warm, satisfying exploration of food, cooking and memory…evocative.”—The Star-Ledger (NJ)
 
“The novel has that...life-is-meals feeling.”—Los Angeles Times

“In this remarkable debut, Bauermeister creates a captivating world where the pleasures and particulars of sophisticated food come to mean much more than simple epicurean indulgence.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“Exquisitely written...It’s a luscious slice of life...and you will enjoy every bite.”—*New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison
 
“The perfect recipe for escaping from life’s stresses...luminous prose.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Kate Jacobs

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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1.0 out of 5 stars So boring and predictable I didn't bother finishing it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming story coupled with food lessons
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