Look what came in the mail the other day: 

Alice Waters

Thanks so much Mum!  We love it!  Surprise packages are so fun.  But a surprise cookbook?! by Alice Waters no less! Well. I read the introduction and first chapter over breakfast (French Press coffee and homemade honey bread.  yes, la di da for me,)  yesterday morning.  Anything Alice Waters reminds me of lunch my mom and I had a couple of years ago at her restaurant, Chez Panisse.  We were visiting my sister and now husband, who live in Berkeley.  My mom treated the two of us to lunch and it was amazing... such a wonderful couple of hours.  We kept looking across the table at each other and groaning at the deliciousness. Oh I do recommend splurging there if you ever get the chance.  I wish I had photos.  I think I took some on my old phone, but I'll have to dig those up.  But in the meantime take a look at these from Flickr.