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New Meetup: Cranberry Meeting "The School of Essential Ingredients" by Erica Bauermeister

From: Kim
Sent on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:11 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Pittsburgh Chick Lit Book Club!

What: Cranberry Meeting "The School of Essential Ingredients" by Erica Bauermeister

When: Wednesday, June 16,[masked]:00 PM

Sir Pizza
900 Commonwealth Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

For June, we'll be reading "The School of Essential Ingredients" by Erica Bauermeister.

Erica Bauermeister's love of slow food and slow life was instilled by her two years living in northern Italy with her family. She has taught literature and writing at the University of Washington. This is her first novel.

Really looking forward to this one--sounds like it will be a fun read!

Since we didn't make it last month, we'll be checking our Sir Pizza on Freedom Road. Something tells me we are going to be hungry after reading this one! wink

Sir Pizza
Cranberry Township
Corner of Freedom Road & Commonwealth Drive

(It is located in a plaza across the street from Quaker Steak & Lube)

Take a peek at the menu:

Hope to see you there!

A bit about the book...


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.

Publishers Weekly

In this remarkable debut, Bauermeister creates a captivating world where the pleasures and particulars of sophisticated food come to mean much more than simple epicurean indulgence. Respected chef and restaurateur Lillian has spent much of her 30-something years in the kitchen, looking for meaning and satisfaction in evocative, delicious combinations of ingredients. Endeavoring to instill that love and know-how in others, Lillian holds a season of Monday evening cooking classes in her restaurant. The novel takes up the story of each of her students, navigating readers through the personal dramas, memories and musings stirred up as the characters handle, slice, chop, blend, smell and taste. Each student's affecting story-painful transitions, difficult choices-is rendered in vivid prose and woven together with confidence. Delivering memorable story lines and characters while seducing the senses, Bauermeister's tale of food and hope is certain to satisfy. (Jan.)

This book is available through Barnes & Noble and Amazon on line. You can also request the book through the Carnegie Library Network.

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