happy birthday to the prestidigitator
Hope everyone is having a fine holiday season with loads of good treats. An exciting recent discovery: James & Kay Salter's "Life Is Meals" (Knopf). Set in diary form, with each day detailing anything from the history of the fig to anecdotes & favorite recipes from the authors' frequent & convivial dinner parties, the book is a pleasure to dip into anytime. It's got exquisite illustrations & a different type color for each month, too. A great choice for your hungry friends.
Since I'm sending this short post from the library, I thought it a wise idea to verify the spelling of today's title, so I walked over to the podium that holds the fat second edition of "Webster's." Rather magically, it was already open to page 1958, where one will find, among other offerings, the word "prestidigitator."