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October 31, 2006
My cookbooks are some of my most treasured possessions. The one I cherish the most was a gift from my late father, who was a wonderful and creative cook all his life. It contains all his recipes and he drew the cover, just for me. I also have a copy of Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management which he bought for me when we were in Oxford one day, attending a wine tasting at one of the colleges. Love for and a certain amount of knowledge about wine is another of his many gifts to me. There were so many.