Tomorrow night I'm going to pull out Claudia Roden's Arabesque for one last cinnamony, eggplanty dinner.
I was going to "do" an Italian cookbook next, reflecting the wishes expressed in Isabel's poll. But after a minor altercation the other night, decided that Mark should choose the next book. And so he has. No, it's not Great Recipes of the NFL.
Mark's pick: Charleston Cuisine by Louis Osteen. I've studied some of the recipes, examined Osteen's photograph ("jolly"), and will be fasting today in preparation for this new chapter.