What makes a gift great? The annual Gift Guide begins. And notes from a spectacular DC meal.
I am either going to make those fabulous dishes in your photos.... or make the cross country trek to Jaleo. Looks fabulous.
In the heat of Australian summers I think titanium tumblers could be the thing. Maybe I can gift them to myself.
Thanks so much for the gift guide - always so thoughtful and beautifully curated. What makes it truly special to me is that it really feels personal to you! It is my go-to for kitchen-related gifts, for others as as well as myself (the latter being all too often).
In re gifts: last year (or I think it twas last year. Whenever you put it in La Briffe) I bought myself a pair of Joyce Chen Scissors and thought they were so great that I gave a pair to a friend who loves to cook for her birthday, apologizing as I handed them over that I knew this was a weird gift. She loved them so much that she bought another pair for her beach house, a pair for her married daughter, one for her also married son who is the cook of the house, and I think at least one other pair for a friend. I think you should have included them in your gift roundup. There's still time!
Half full, half empty ignores the glass being the wrong size. Always more ways to look at things.
As you I am one who waits. I loved this newsletter. Grazie, Monica
Great gift guide, thanks!
No need for Secret Satan with these! 👏
"Because I now know that each time you offer a person a present you are really telling them who you hope they might be."
You have such a beautiful way with words. This touched my heart. Thank you.
Okay, being hand fed thin slices of truffle with butter by Alain Ducasse definitely would be the top of any good hedonists list! Wonderful article; love that glass stock pot and it would go very nicely with my Chemex teakettle! Thanks and looking forward to your new book!
Great opening: basically Schrödinger's Gift Box!