The School of Essential Ingredients
A "heartbreakingly delicious" national bestseller about a chef, her students, and the evocative lessons that food teaches about life Once a month, 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... show more
A "heartbreakingly delicious" national bestseller about a chef, her students, and the evocative lessons that food teaches about life Once a month, 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 soon they are transformed by the aromas, flavors, and textures of what they create.
Publish date: January 5th 2010
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 261
Edition language: English
, Food And Drink
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Simplistic feel-good story, no more, no less.
If you liked Joanne Harris's Chocolat, you might like this one. Although there wasn't magical realism applied here, there was obviously a certain amount of magic created in preparing food for others and the healing of hearts through friendships and the love initiated by gathering together to create ...
Mi è piaciuta l'idea di dare a ciascuno degli "allievi" del corso di cucina spazio e un capitolo a parte visto dal loro punto di vista. All'inizio non riuscivo a distinguerli bene, in particolar modo le ragazze, mi sembravano tutte identiche e non capivo mai chi era chi. Leggere i capitoli dedicati ...
Interesting stories about the students of a gifted cooking teacher. If you like food and recipes, with a little mystical magic, you'll like this light fiction.
I picked this book up at Borders on their "Buy 1, get 2nd 50% off" table. I had already picked three books from the table and I decided, for half price it was worth a go. Normally I steer well away from books that are printed with "New York Times Bestseller," "Oprah's Book Club," or "National Best...