I'm heartbroken today to learn of Judy Rodgers' death. Cancer--she was only 57. Her Zuni Café cookbook is one of my most favorite books, and it's the one I've given copies away as gifts more than any other. It's a favorite, honestly less for the recipes, though they are excellent, than for the gracefully detailed way she describes how and where she fell in love with the food and the measured steps that will produce the best possible result. Like most great chefs she was not a scientist, but she was one of the most intuitive cooks I've ever known of, and her book was a successfully comprehensive attempt to put what she knew on paper. For people who read cookbooks like novels and for whom no detail is too small, her book is Cooking Lit at it's finest.
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov