DJ, Mama Cutsworth
"I love books about food (M.F.K. Fisher's work is my favourite), so it's probably a little predictable that I'm reading As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child & Avis Devoto, edited by Joan Reardon. For many years during the 1950s, these two articulate women -- one living in Europe, the other in the U.S. -- swapped recipes, talked politics and became dear friends through the nearly lost art of letter-writing; they also occasionally sent each other good quality knives in the post. I find it so compelling to watch such a deep friendship unfold between two people who were rarely in the same room as one another."