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Nov 10, 2023·edited Nov 10, 2023

I am either going to make those fabulous dishes in your photos.... or make the cross country trek to Jaleo. Looks fabulous.

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In the heat of Australian summers I think titanium tumblers could be the thing. Maybe I can gift them to myself.

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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).

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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!

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Half full, half empty ignores the glass being the wrong size. Always more ways to look at things.

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As you I am one who waits. I loved this newsletter. Grazie, Monica

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"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.

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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!

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Great opening: basically Schrödinger's Gift Box!

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