Sunday, November 08, 2009

The School of Essential Ingredients

Just finished up a really good book this morning.  In fact, I got up early, took the dog out and climbed back into bed to finish it.

school of essential ingredients

By Erica Bauermeister , this charming, quick read tells the story of eight different people who gather to take a cooking class from a rather unusual cook.

Lillian, the cook, has developed through her lifetime an unusual approach to food.  Not food just for foods sake.  Reading this book makes you want to jump up and run for the kitchen, not only to cook, but to smell.  Smells equal memories and emotions to Lillian and she has an uncanny way of creating the right dish for the right person.

One of my favorite parts is about a young mother and her feelings about being “touched” all the time.  Unless you are a mother who has gone through the constant contact with touching by children you might not understand her feelings.  But it made me go “that’s me!” when I read it.

What is really good about this book….you don’t want it to end!

1 comment:

  1. I will see if I can find it and it sounds like one I would like to read . thanks for sharing and posting this . I will look for it . thanks again .

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