Most of the time I have a pretty good sense of when a book will work out.  When Balaboosta came out this fall, I had a magnificent hunch.  “Isn’t this beautiful!” I cooed.  “Aren’t these stories great! and some of my favorite ingredients!”

Then came the testing.   After a week, my confidence in my ability to pre-judge a cookbook was seriously rattled – temporarily, but still.  Ah, well. Nobody’s perfect.

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