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The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
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bookshelves: 2010
Recommended for: foodies

A beautifully written book about the art and magic of food. Every Monday night, a group gathers at Lillian's restaurant to learn the mysteries of cooking. Each chapter is the story of one of the students and how the class and food brings something from their past to mind or helps them get through something difficult.

The writing, full of wonderful metaphor, is magical. I don't know if I learned anything about cooking, but it's a pleasurable experience that will bring to mind many others.
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January 17, 2010 – Started Reading
January 17, 2010 – Shelved
January 29, 2010 – Finished Reading
January 30, 2010 – Shelved as: 2010

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