Just a short note, to acknowledge yours which came in this morning. I'm about to rush out to do my marketing, and then settle down to my soups. I can't tell you my emotions of love and gratitude for all your interest and hard work in the behalf of our book; you display the true marks of a Great Gourmande...which always includes the warmest and most generous of natures...and is why people who love to eat are always the best people.*
* Excerpt from As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child & Avis DeVoto, edited by Joan Reardon (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010). Italics and boldface type are my own.