Ideally, I’d like to be in touch in some way with everyone who stays for dinner. You coming here, reading, and feeling so moved as to write me — well that’s one of my truest joys as a writer. I do try to reply to every email I get, but I get over 100 blog-related emails per day, so it’s a big challenge. If I don’t get the chance to get back to you, please know that a.) I’m so sorry — I know how disappointing that is, and b.) I do read every comment, every letter, every single thing that enters my inbox. Please believe me when I say that it means so much that you took the time to say something at all.