This will make a great gift for your foodie friend who doesn't need another kitchen gadget. I'm smitten with this well-edited little book of food stories. Each story is followed by a recipe (or two or three) that fills out the narrative. Julia Child's "The Sauce & the Fury" is brilliant and lively, and "Orange Crush," a tale of Tang and longing by Yiyun Li, is not to be missed. The latter half of the anthology gets serious, putting aside the humor and leaning towards melancholy, but the stories are effective and round out the theme of food and emotion.