Treasured: Alex Raij
"My grandmother and I used to make empanadas together, but I would love to look through the book with her because there are pictures of the desserts and also these weird mayonnaise salads that look like dessert. I suspect when I was finally introduced to Spanish food, this book is why it was very familiar to me. Now I keep it on a bookshelf and never touch it, which is probably a bad thing because I think it has gotten even more dried out. I probably haven't looked at it in 10 years."