The mail again brought along a new book: 50 great appetizers by Pamela Sheldon Johns. It is a small little book, a mere 110 pages including the index. Not fancy. Dips. Bites. Wraps. Skewers. Menus at the front in case you want to do thematic sorts of hors d'oeuvre nights -- Mexican, Italian, Vegetarian, Pacific rim, Mediterranean, whatever. I don't have much to say about the book really except I intend to make lemon chicken escabeche one of these days. And, I did make one dish from the book, just because I was feeling a bit obstreperous. Here we are, all saying "SEASONAL FOOD IS BETTER" in our loudest, trendiest, most politically righteous, environmentally and economically responsible tones of voice and along comes a dish called "four-seasons frittata."