Wednesday, August 29, 2012
What cookbook would you grab if you had time, in fleeing The Flood, The Quake, The Fire?
One of mine, stuffed into the cat's carrier with passports - if we're lucky - would be Patricia Wells' French Bistro Cooking. It is not glamorous. It has a soft cover. There are no photos. But it has fine stories and recipes that make me turn its pages just for pleasure. I have owned it forever.
The Frenchman tells me this: If it's a quake, you go under the table. Nowhere else.
If it's a fire, you take nothing. You just go.
He hasn't said anything about floods. Yet.