Books The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister Hardcover, 240 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $24.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe School of Essential IngredientsAuthorErica Bauermeister Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Paperback, 261 pages, Penguin Group USA, $15, published January 5 2010 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe School of Essential IngredientsAuthorErica Bauermeister Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Gathering at Lillian's Restaurant for a weekly cooking class, a young mother struggles with the growing demands of her family, an Italian kitchen designer works to adapt to life in America, and a widower mourns the loss of his wife to breast cancer. Genres: Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The School of Essential Ingredients iStockphoto.com Three Books... Three Books For The Closeted Francophile April 5, 2010 Once upon a time, it was fashionable to adore all things French. Those days are gone — remember "freedom fries"? — but author Danielle Trussoni is convinced that there are plenty of Americans who still love French culture, fashion and food. Trussoni recommends three books about France — all with a certain je ne sais quoi. Three Books For The Closeted Francophile Listen · 2:24 2:24 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/124455136/125594517" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpts: Recommended Books Excerpt: 'The School of Essential Ingredients' June 11, 2009 Whether you love to cook or not, you will be charmed by The School of Essential Ingredients. You need to be warned, though... you will want to eat your way through it.