always did it as if it were a matter of course. With each passing day, I gained increasing respect for her professionalism, judgment and knowledge. Bev Cox, a home economist and food stylist, was an inspiration for her meticulous attention to detail, her enthusiasm, and her unfailing good humor no matter what. Beth Fusaro, who typed most of the recipes in this book, is a Renaissance Woman, who knows not only about food and typing, but also about everything from making pottery to preserving the environment. It's been a privilege to work with Beth. Gretchen Barnes, who assisted Bev Cox in editing, learned a whole new computer program, Word Perfect, in order to get the job done quickly. Sharon Sakemiller, who is already a Word Perfect expert, also helped with typing and retyping recipes. She impressed everyone with how rapidly she could get things done.
My sincere thanks to the members of American Agri-Women who over the years have shared their food tips with me. Also, deepest thanks to the U.S. Departme