Okay, so I've just started reading Erica Bauermeister's new book The School of Essential Ingredients. I can already say that I won't want to rush this book. The characters are an interesting group of individuals who all come together for a cooking class with a most interesting chef teacher ... and that's all I'm going to say. Bauermeister has a way with words... nice prose. You could easily gobble this book up fast or savor it in a slow chapter by chapter nibble. A worthy read... no earth-shaking non-fiction. Just a wonderful story to curl up with and enjoy.