But what was even better? When we pulled back the covers and found the inscriptions that Brooks had written in each one:
These inscriptions take the books from "humble [...,] brave [...,] extreme [...,] wacky" and "by far and away the best anti-cookbook cookbook I have ever read"—as Bill Buford wrote in his 2015 Piglet judgment—to endearing and personal-feeling.
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Which had us wondering... What's your favorite cookbook (or book book!) inscription? What's the craziest one you've received? What makes some more special than others? And do you have any inscription pet peeves?