She sent a recipe, and off my mother went to the grocery store in search of decent chicken thighs. Meanwhile, the painkillers were wearing off. That soup better be good, I thought. Three hours and a dozen e-mails with Kate later, my mother had successfully made the chicken broth. The Unlikely Chef By Jami Attenberg I would expext it to be "a dozen e-mails from Kate". Why "with"? Thank you.