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‘‘You felt all through her writing that she was giving thanks for something precious.’’ Editor Judith Jones on Edna Lewis
Home from Boston (which I loved) but I felt a little like a guest in a good friend’s home so I didn’t spread out in the kitchen and cook like I usually do. Every day I would walk through the South End neighborhood where I stayed, visit the local shops and restaurants, and bring home something nice for the Mister after he had finished a long day of work on “Ghostbusters.” Now that I’m home in L.A. I’ve scheduled three dinner parties in eight days and my guiding light will be Edna Lewis. How delighted I was to see this article appear in the New York Times Magazine!
One of my favorite cookbooks/memoirs was written by Edna Lewis (details in the New York Times article above) and brought forward by the legendary editor, Judith Jones in 1976. If you’re beginning to think of books to give for Christmas, this is a winner.