Thursday, March 31, 2011


I've been writing cookbook reviews for a magazine for seventeen years. I've featured more than 200 cookbooks in that time, most of which were published in Kansas.

In those years, fewer than a dozen people have followed up with me afterwards, so I was delighted when I got this nice note from the owner of Winfield's College Hill Coffee. She thanked me for featuring her book, sent me a copy of her next book and a gift card for a visit. It was a lovely surprise.

Of course, when is it not wonderful to pull a handwritten note out of the mailbox. It's far too rare these days, but always a delight.

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