I spent all last week with my head buried in baking cookbooks. Here is the result. My favorite one was basically a primer on French style pastry. I love French desserts because they have twice as much fat as American ones and about a third the amount of sugar. Ben and I were talking about why this might contribute to the fact that Americans are as a rule heavier. As Ben said, "More fat, less sugar, and then they walk home." Ha! So true. . . . .