Authors: Emily Ansara Baines
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For my parents.
As always, infinite love and thanks to my friends and family. Jenine and Kevin Baines are the most supportive and loving parents a girl could ask for, and my brother, Christopher, is so wise. I possess never-ending gratitude for the love of my life, Nicholas Stefanovich, who managed to keep me on track and smiling — my love for you knows no bounds. Special thanks to the rest of the Baines, Bsharah, and Stefanovich families for being constant sources of comfort, wisdom, and love.
I would be remiss to not immediately thank agent spectacular Danielle Chiotti and all the crew at Upstart Crow Literary, along with editors Andrea Hakanson, Katie Corcoran Lytle, and the entire team at Adams Media. Without you, this book would quite literally never be published. Thank you for the hand-holding and ingenious edits.
Infinite gratitude and love to Keagan Buchanan and family. Thank you Alice Kahn, Cory Carroll, Jas Bohrman, and Estella Soto for the long-distance love and conversation. You keep me grounded, you keep me sane, you keep me striving.
Hugs to Vince, Spam, and Katie, who still give the best hugs of anyone I know. Benjamin Manoochehri, thank you for being you.
A necessary nod of gratitude to all the faculty and staff of Flintridge Preparatory School who had to listen to me muttering to myself in the faculty lounge while working on this cookbook, especially librarians Sue Hodge, Meryl Eldridge, and Reggie Ursettie, and teachers Sarah Cooper and Peter Vaughn. A special shout-out to Sonja Sung and Sam Nasstrom, two lovely ladies who kept me fit while I spent days doing nothing but eating and writing. As always, infinite appreciation to Aimee Bender, who is a role model for me not just as a writer but as a human being.
And, of course, thank you Julian Fellowes, Carnival Films, WGBH Boston, and everyone involved in the making of
. What you have created is an inspiration to us all. If we ever meet, I owe you an eight-course dinner.