I owe a great big thank- you to a number of people for their valuablecontributions to this book. First and foremost, thanks to my agent,Mitchell Waters. Thanks to my esteemed editor, Christy Ottaviano,and to Amy Allen and the rest of the team at Henry Holt/MacmillanChildren’s Publishing Group. Chandra Ram read the manuscriptwith a keen culinary eye and developed most of the recipes, for which she deserves credit. Sara Otterstrom provided insight into theworld of tele vision production. The community of chefs and volun-teers at Salud! Cooking School in Nashville were an inspiration, aswas Michael Pollan’s fascinating and important book,
The Omni-vore’s Dilemma.
Of course, much gratitude and love to AmmAppa,my friends, and family, whose unﬂagging support and enthusiasmmean the world to me. Last, but certainly not least, thanks to myreaders, who make writing not just possible but worthwhile.
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