Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

It wasn't until toward the end of this gentle, engaging book - The School of Essential Ingredients – that I decided that the book was well worthy of a blog post.

Although it is a story about a cooking school – it is not the sort of school that teaches recipes as such.  The teacher is a fey creature who is all about taste and smell and not about recipes.

There are some beautiful passages about food that any foodie will appreciate.  Here is one just as a taste:

'She took a piece of melon in her fingers, wrapped it with a translucent slice of pink meat, and motioned for him to open his mouth.  The meat was a whisper of salt against the dense, sweet fruit.  It felt like summer in a hot land…'

I heartily recommend this luscious book to you.


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