Food, family, relationships, recipes....a wonderful combination, and a marvelously wonderful book.
THE LOST ART OF MIXING makes you feel cozy inside and out. After being with Lillian, you are relaxed and happy...she is just someone who makes you want to be where she is and where you want to stay.
In fact, most of the characters mixed well with each other just like a perfect recipe. Each character blended together to make an unforgettable book about family memories, misunderstandings that turned sour or proved to be a good thing, the heartache of aging parents, and also everyday situations we mostly likely are dealing with or will deal with one day.
The book also had so many wonderful hints at recipes that it made me want to put the book down and get out my pots and pans and start immediately on a variation of Lillian's recipes. The characters in the story did the same thing. They made you want to stop what you were doing, they made you want to join in the conversation, and they made you want to become long-time friends with everyone involved. I enjoyed every character no matter whether they were causing trouble or dealing with trouble.
If you need a comfy, relaxing read don't miss THE LOST ART OF MIXING. Ms. Bauermeister has such a soothing way with her words that you will feel as though you just had the most wonderful massage ever when you are done reading the book. Your body and your brain will not be on overload after reading this book but will be in a splendid slow motion mode.
I won this book from LibraryThing and received it from Putnam Books without compensation in exchange for an honest review.
I definitely did!!
This is a book I've been eying...and wanting to pick up. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.ReplyDelete
I've read two of Bauermeister's books and loved both of them so I'm really looking forward to them.ReplyDelete
I meant I'm looking forward to this one. lol I'm brain dead tonight.ReplyDelete
That's ok, Kathy. :)ReplyDelete
Ah, thank your for reviewing this book! I read Erica Bauermeister's The School of Essential Ingredients a couple of years ago and loved it!! Apparently, The Lost Art of Mixing is a sequel to The School of Essential Ingredients. I now look forward to reading The Lost Art of Mixing.ReplyDelete
I loved this one. I loved School of Essential Ingredients more, but this one was fantastic.ReplyDelete
Like Holly, I enjoyed this one but liked School of Essential Ingredients more.ReplyDelete
Color me jealous that you won this one!ReplyDelete
Elizabeth, saw your review on LT listed near mine & was interested. As soon as I finished The School of Essential Ingred., I went to my kitchen and made the best risotto. I could smell that author's words! Liked this sequel too in a different way. Following your blog now...there tumbles the TBR mountain! I'm Bons on LT btw.ReplyDelete
Bons...I can't find you on Library Thing.ReplyDelete
Please friend me.
Glad to see you rate this one so highly. I love Bauermeister's writing!ReplyDelete
Will be looking out for this one. CheersReplyDelete