A Letter From The Publisher: Nov. 25, 1966

TIME's cover this week is a Thanksgiving tribute to good cooks everywhere—and particularly to the Lady with the Ladle, Julia Child. When the story went to press after five weeks of intensive reporting and writing, those who had worked on it wore a sleek and well-fed look. Some had enjoyed meals created by Julia herself, while others had sampled the work of gourmet cooks across the country, shown in our color pages.

Boston Bureau Chief Ruth Mehrtens spent five days in the Childs' sunny kitchen interviewing Julia and occasionally lent a helping hand when there were peas to be shelled or a...

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