jessica's book club august 2020 pick

I’m so excited for our August pick!

We will be reading The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister.

Many of you have recommended this book to me and I am SO excited to read it along with you. It sounds wonderful!

Here’s the scoop: Once a month on a Monday night, eight students gather in Lillian’s restaurant for a cooking class. Among them is Claire, a young woman coming to terms with her new identity as a mother; Tom, a lawyer whose life has been overturned by loss; Antonia, an Italian kitchen designer adapting to life in America; and Carl and Helen, a long-married couple whose union contains surprises the rest of the class would never suspect.The students have come to learn the art behind Lillian’s soulful dishes, but it soon becomes clear that each seeks a recipe for something beyond the kitchen. And soon they are transformed by the aromas, flavors, and textures of what they create….

We will discuss the book in our secret facebook group the last week of August – date to come! Follow jessica’s book club on IG and facebook for details throughout the month, and to see what else I’m reading. xo