Today I noticed a lovely inscription in a spiral bound local cookbook that I was placing into stock. But I wasn’t sure of the real meaning behind the words. The text read:
“To Irene: What is Friendship? Friendship is a joy that just never ends.”
Sounds touching enough - but it was inscribed in “The Versatile Vinegars from White House.” I guess I was just hoping that this gift didn’t ‘sour’ their relationship.