OK, here’s where I admit my own geek-dom. I got an e-mail back from Zraly, too. It was like getting a note from a rock star. I couldn’t believe he responded to a question I had after I’d read his book. He did, in rather complete detail, gave me some advice, and told me to look him up in New York if I get there. For the record, I haven’t gotten there and by now, I’m pretty sure if I did look him up, he will have forgotten our correspondence and probably call the police. Eh, I couldn’t blame him. His book, though, is exactly what it sounds like. Like his friend and colleague from the former Windows on the World restaurant at the top of the World Trade Center in New York, Andrea Immer, Zraly is a natural teacher. He combines humor with great knowledge and now, sadly, a memoir of a great restaurant and some fine people who lost their lives on 9/11.