Candy is a good thing to have hanging around. So are culinary heroes.
Unfortunately, I can’t seem to convince my personal heroes to pitch a pup tent in my kitchen, so I make do by gluing their books to my countertop and referring to them early and often.
This is my copy of The Art of Mexican Cooking by Diana Kennedy.
A. bought me these special sticky placeholders because I kept tearing up magazines, mail and tissues to mark pages. There’s a lot of placeholding to be done when I read any of Diana Kennedy’s books and our floors were starting to look like the morning after a confetti-riddled New Year’s Eve party.
The thing is that I absolutely relate not only to Ms. Kennedy’s cooking, but also to her story of moving to Mexico to follow her husband and falling in love with the local cuisine.
So I read and re-read her books and I cook and re-cook her dishes.
It’s like my own little book club. With delicious members-only perks at the end of each meeting!