Bestselling author Erica Bauermeister returns to the world of The School of Essential Ingredients (2009) in this luminous sequel. Seattle chef Lillian loves her small restaurant, which has a way of drawing people together. There's Isabelle, an elderly woman who just found out she might have Alzheimer's. Chloe, Lillian's sous-chef, is living with Isabelle and tentatively dating Finnegan, the restaurant's taciturn dishwasher. And then there's Lillian herself, who has just learned something that will change her life forever...A captivating meditation on the power of love, food, and companionship.