Wednesday, November 19, 2008
"Waiting On" Wednesday: The School of Essential Ingredients
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
The School of Essential Ingredients
By Erica Bauermeister
Publication Date: January 22
From 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. Delivering memorable story lines and characters while seducing the senses, Bauermeister's tale of food and hope is certain to satisfy."
As a foodie, I'm definitely intrigued. I love it when the two things I love, reading and cooking, come together.
What's your "waiting on" pick this week?
Leave a comment with either the link to your own "Waiting On" Wednesday post or just your answer (if you don't have a blog).