On Monday nights eight people gather in Lillian's restaurant for a cooking class. There's Claire, who can barely remember the last time she went out without her two kids; bachelor Ian, who exists on Chinese takeaways; Chloe, the distracted waitress who is forever dropping things; Carl and Helen, getting past a betrayal in their marriage; and Tom, mourning the tragic loss of his wife. Plus Lillian, who taught herself to cook to reach out to her unhappy mother. From delicious feasts to dining disasters, will the cooks find what they are looking for? And among the utensils and mouth-watering ingredients, will some of them even fall in love? "The Monday Night Cooking School" is a gorgeous novel about possibilities and the magic of food.
Erica Bauermeister's love of slow food and the slow life was instilled by her two years of living in northern Italy with her husband and children. She currently lives in the US with her family. This is her first novel.