I just got this cookbook from Amazon - Paula Wolfert's Slow Mediterranean Cookbook. It came last week and I noticed it had a library stamp on it, a pocket in the back and a stamped "discard" inside the back cover. It also has the library cover for protection. I was wondering why a library in NY would discard a nearly new cookbook by a popular author....my husband said that Amazon probably checks this stuff out (and the person had many stars next to his/her name)....I decided to relax and enjoy it.
And enjoy it I am! What a fabulous cookbook. Amazing. She's my favorite cookbook author but this is truly the top of the heap. The slow recipes aren't all 18 hour braises or 6 hour bakes.
Now all that remains is to quit my job and go to the grocery store.