There are perhaps, a dozen or more
authors whose work I know and trust;
When I see a new book on the bookshelves
with a name I immediately recognize, I don’t
I don’t hesitate–
I pluck it off the shelf and into my basket–
I don’t have to read anything about it on
its dust jacket–I know this author, I trust his or
her work. I know I won’t be disappointed.
“MY” authors are varied, some mystery, some suspense.
Some pioneer fiction, some biographies,
And surprisingly, you may not expect it,
some cookbook authors.
There are perhaps a dozen cookbook authors
whose work I collect–some are no longer alive
or no longer writing –but occasionally, I find something
I didn’t have, or didn’t know about and want
to complete my collection of this author’s work.
Even if, as happened recently, my “find” is an old
discontinued library book with decades of
cancelled date-stamps on the first pages
before it was “discontinued”
but it was one I didn’t have in this cookbook
author’s extensive writing career…so I bought it,
pleased to have it.
Sometimes it’s as much about the search as it is
Sandra Lee Smith
First posted March, 2012
Updated September 6, 2018