I’m sure you must have asked yourself occasionally “What is the high point of mrpeenee’s year?” Well, obviously, it is the annual visit of Diane von Austinburg, which this year starts right about, oh, now, in fact.
Diane: so smart, so charming. A fabulous cook, she and I enjoy working in the kitchen together (not easy with my Tyrannosaurus Chef attitude.) We both love thrift stores, but I am the merest piker compared to her laser-like ability to find gold amidst the dross. Her genius at Boggle is legendary, even if it does include cheerfully making up words, which she calls “pushing the envelope” and I call “cheating.” We also have a lengthy list of the best restaurants to hit. Chez Panisse, here we come.