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Around the World in Books & Bites at Olivina Cafe & Bistro

"The School of Essential Ingredients" by Erica Bauermeister

2022-11-29 12:30:00 2022-11-29 13:30:00 America/New_York Around the World in Books & Bites at Olivina Cafe & Bistro Join us at Olivina Cafe & Bistro as we explore the world through a diversity of stories and cuisines. Olivina Café & Bistro, 44 S. Sandusky St., OH 43015 -

Tuesday, November 29
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-11-29 12:30:00 2022-11-29 13:30:00 America/New_York Around the World in Books & Bites at Olivina Cafe & Bistro Join us at Olivina Cafe & Bistro as we explore the world through a diversity of stories and cuisines. Olivina Café & Bistro, 44 S. Sandusky St., OH 43015 -

Join us at Olivina Cafe & Bistro as we explore the world through a diversity of stories and cuisines.

On the 4th Tuesday of each month, we will explore the world through stories set in various parts of the world while also sampling the ethnic cuisine of our book's setting. Come enjoy a diversity of cultures and cuisines as we read our way around the world. 

In November we turn our focus to home, family and food which fits perfectly with Erica Bauermeister's book, The School of Essential Ingredients. The book was a Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for fiction. More about the story:

Reminiscent of Chocolat and Like Water for Chocolate, this is a gorgeously written novel about life, love, and the magic of food.

The School of Essential Ingredients follows the lives of eight students who gather in Lillian’s Restaurant every Monday night for cooking class. It soon becomes clear, however, that each one seeks a recipe for something beyond the kitchen.

Students include Claire, a young mother struggling with the demands of her family; Antonia, an Italian kitchen designer learning to adapt to life in America; and Tom, a widower mourning the loss of his wife to breast cancer. Chef Lillian, a woman whose connection with food is both soulful and exacting, helps them to create dishes whose flavor and techniques expand beyond the restaurant and into the secret corners of her students’ lives.

One by one the students are transformed by the aromas, flavors, and textures of Lillian’s food, including a white-on-white cake that prompts wistful reflections on the sweet fragility of love and a peppery heirloom tomato sauce that seems to spark one romance but end another. Brought together by the power of food and companionship, the lives of the characters mingle and intertwine, united by the revealing nature of what can be created in the kitchen.

We will meet at Olivina Cafè & Bistro, 44 South Sandusky Street, Delaware, Ohio, 43015 

Copies will be available on display at the Orange branch library. I have reserved several copies, so if you need a copy of the book please email jkelch@delawarelibrary.org.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Food | Culture | Book Club |

Offsite

pr@delawarelibrary.org
Phone: 740-362-3861

Hours
Mon, Nov 28 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Nov 29 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Nov 30 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 01 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 02 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Sat, Dec 03 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Sun, Dec 04 9:00AM to 9:00PM

About the branch

DCDL welcomes all people to our programs and events. If you require ASL interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, please contact us at pr@delawarelibrary.org.

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