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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,710 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Erica Bauermeister Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cassandra Campbell’s exquisite, sensuous vocal tones set the mood for The School of Essential Ingredients…This work enchants and inspires…Campbell sweetly and deliberately speaks to the sensations of cookery and taste.”


  • “Bauermeister creates a captivating world where the pleasures and particulars of sophisticated food come to mean much more than simple epicurean indulgence…Delivering memorable story lines and characters while seducing the senses, Bauermeister’s tale of food and hope is certain to satisfy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Selected for the February 2009 Indie Next List
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ann | 1/30/2014

    " Really enjoyed this book. If you enjoy cooking, you'll live this. It makes you look at food in a new light. Inspiring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Donna | 1/21/2014

    " This is a must read! I loved this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dawn Dockey | 1/19/2014

    " As therapeutic to read as it was for the characters in her cooking class. Made me want to spend more time cooking "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christy | 1/14/2014

    " Beautifully descriptive! Nothing to bog down the story line. It plays out nicely. Really enjoyed it "

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