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Diana Kennedy Says Goodbye to Her Cookbooks

Melanie Wong | Jun 3, 201912:00 PM    

" . . . From Kennedy’s home among the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental, she transported her archival material overland on an earlier trip of 800 miles (one way), chauffeured by a trusted taxi driver to the border town of Nuevo Laredo on the banks of the Rio Grande, where the stacks of papers and memorabilia transferred to a Texan friend’s pickup for the rest of the ride to San Antonio. (Kennedy doesn’t trust the mail.) The working library of 600 books, including copies of her own heavily annotated editions, and other works autographed by such friends as Jacques Pepin, Alice Waters, and Elizabeth David, will come last. She’s not done with those yet.

Her antiquarian books, cradled by foam cushions, wait for us. . . "

Diana Kennedy Says Goodbye to Her Cookbooks

She's brilliant, terrifying, and a master of Mexican cooking. The 96-year-old writer ends an 840-mile trip from Michoacán to San Antonio with a very...

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