I think the technical term for what I’m holding in my hand is “first bound”. I just think of it as fabulous! What I’ve got is one of the first copies of Dorie’s Cookies to come off the press. All of the copies won’t be in for another month or more, but for now I’m flipping the pages and falling in love with the recipes and the amazing photographs all over again.
I wish you all had copies! Wouldn’t it be great if we could page through the book together? You could bookmark the recipes you want to try (I’m making the Classic Jammers again this afternoon and I think I’ll be making the Melody Cookies for friends tomorrow) and you could stand in wonder before the photographs by Davide Luciano. Working with Davide in my home in Connecticut was such a joy. He was here with his wife, the food stylist, Claudia Ficca, and her assistant, Cindi Gasparre. And Mary Dodd, my trusted recipe-tester was here too. We worked hard, we ate well, we drank wine to celebrate the end of every day. I’ll tell you more about this some another time, but today, I want to flip some of the pages with you. Here, in no particular order, is what you’ll see when your own copy of the book arrives.