A Special Message for Vee
Who has again said very kind things in a post I’m blocked from responding to. This time she unexpectedly came across a book of mine – Reading Between the Recipes – in its stolen incarnation, The Yankee New England Cookbook. You can read what she said here.
What I said… or tried to say, (Vee, we can’t keep meeting this way!) was:
Well Vee, you’re not the only one who’s surprised! Guess you can Imagine how I felt reading this post. Once more, thanks HUGELY for compliments, and here’s a little follow-up:
You are right about the recipes, most of them are not indigenous New England and never – by me – claimed to be so. The original title of the book was “Reading between The Recipes.” It came out in paperback as “The New England Epicure.” And then (long and infuriating story) the book was effectively stolen, passed out of my control and has now twice reappeared as The Yankee New England Cookbook.
I was the food and home editor at Yankee Magazine for 7 years, but that was long after the book was published, and although it was published by Yankee’s book division, that was the extent of their involvement.
Rant rant. In any event, that was my first book. I continue to think of it fondly and to get compliments on the recipes so I hope you find something you’d like to try. With Easter coming up, maybe something from that chapter, the Sweet and Sour Green Cabbage with Ham and Pecans, say, or the Cheesecake Tart. Or maybe the Intoxicating Chocolate Drops would be a good place to start. They’re gussied up bourbon balls, basically, but always a big hit with chocolate lovers and very easy to make.