SANDRA! I'm a sucker for a "really can't cook so had someone fake it for me" kind of story. Though, I must say, I liked all of your comments, even though there were just a few. I love to hear how folks come to cooking from all angles, whether it's poverty, love, or memories of mom. Kinda neat to see that it doesn't matter where you start, we've ended up with the same destination: a love for cooking.
Sandra, go ahead and drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can sort out getting this fab book to you. You're going to love it!
Next up: A trilogy by Michael Ruhlman, food snob and culinary writing God, that you won't be able to put down. I'm also thinking that free cookies are definitely in someone's future in August.
And don't forget about Julie & Julia on August 7. I'm taking a group of folks to the movies to catch the premiere of this fine flick, after a scrumptious cocktail hour at TKS of course. Tomorrow we'll start looking for comments to see who will join us!