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9/27/2011

The School of Essential Ingredients

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Do you enjoy the books by Sarah Addison Allen as I do? Then you might well want to read The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Baumeister. Both authors share an ability to immerse the reader in the story as a sensory experience.

This is a beautiful account of people's lives and the importance of friendship wrapped in the delights of a kitchen. Memories of my Nonna's kitchen scented with baking bread, simmering tomatoes with basil, chicken roasting with rosemary and olive oil rose to the fore as I read this touching yet robust story that is bursting with life.

From p. 30, "Abuelita gazed at her, gently amused. 'Sometimes, nina, our greatest gifts grow from what we are not given.'"

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