Nobody could read Cross Creek without the gastronomical instincts coming to the fore, I found myself jotting down recipes as I read the galleys, some of them I've tested -- others are still on the aspirant list. And now comes the fulfillment of a dream, more Cross Creek good things to eat. Almost I felt that I should weigh myself before and after taking; I am sure I gained some pounds A beguiling cookbook -- on all counts. Delightfully personal, with many glimpses into the human side of life and the warm personality of the author; and yet it is a straightforward cookbook, with side comments interspersed, to be sure, but recipes drawn from her treasured hords, tried and found acceptable in the magic of her Cross Creek home. From soup to pudding-with the aid of Dora, the indispensable Jersey cow. ""Scratch a cook and you get a recipe"" -- carried out through not enough delightful pages.