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Susan Friedland commissioned this book as a sequel to The Cook’s Canon, which she also published. While it would be churlish to begrudge her the pleasures of leisure, I can say that I am one of many authors who miss her guidance. On the other hand, if she had not decided to cultivate her penthouse garden in Greenwich Village, I would not have come under the tutelage of Hugh Van Dusen, a true Harper perennial and a gent with deep roots in the world of books. Once again I have to thank Kathy Robbins for negotiating a steady course between the demands of life and work.