The Spirit of Food

“I cannot send these pages out into the world without some other names attached, names that otherwise might not be seen. First, and most, is Andrew David. . . . He did nothing less than share the trench with me, taking this project on with an enthusiasm and thoroughness that astonished me. He sacrificed much—including of course, leisure, sleep, real food. (While reading sumptuous essays about the spirituality of food, Andrew confessed to consuming sugary cereals as dinner.) I cheered him on—because I needed his keen eye and sharp yet gracious editor’s pen to get us all over the line. I would gladly share a trench with Andrew again.”

—Leslie Leyland Fields, editor. Fields is the author of seven additional books and a former MFA instructor at Seattle Pacific University.