I enjoy books about people, and this novel is just a chapter by chapter peek into the lives of the lovely and endearing people taking a cooking class together, and the magical woman who teaches the class. It is all a bit warm & fuzzy, and I'm not sure of any big "take away" meaning other than slow down, enjoy life and your family and friends and food, especially when all together. Maybe there's nothing more important than that anyway. It is a charming, harmless, very quick and appetizing read. I recommend it just because it is a lovely little story, but don't expect any impressive literary work!