Dear Paua Deen,

My mother, Doris, is a wonderful cook. She always wanted to be a movie star. She will be eighty on June 11th and for her birthday I’m going to take her to your restaurant. She would like to meet you. We will try to meet you at your book signing. But just in case we don’t get to see you, here she is. On YouTube . She makes the best chicken salad.

Janet, Doris’ Daughter