From bookclubs to weeks of family in town, to baby showers and birthday parties, they've lived apart over the years, weighing in on eachother's culinary adventures through e-mail. There were shared mishaps, like when lori's tortilla soup was too spicy and thin (to which she added pureed corn tortillas) or when sara's breadmaker bounced right off the counter. The result is one part reality and one part gumption, a sprinkling of nostalgia, and many years to rise to what we've become-- mothers, career women, sure, but a bit of girl of the goodfood kind.
*good food, always
*the most of their time at the table together with those they love
*the effort to create occasions and ritual
*life meaningful through food