This is the entire contents of a letter postmarked Dec. 16,
1990, and sent to me in Brighton, where I am now at college:
Matti—How to make “Pommes Anna” for students.
Peel some potatoes—slice into thin rounds using
Magimix. Butter a pie- dish or similar. Put in potatoes (you
could add chopped cooked ham or chicken in order to make
a meal.). Cover with milk—add salt & pepper & grated
nutmeg. (Use half [milk]/half cream if rich). Cook in oven
[at gas mark] 3 for 1 hour or more.
Try putting grated cheese on top—emmenthal best or if
VIP nutmeg essential.