An Open Letter to Santa Claus
We've been pretty good this year.
We supported the New York establishments that we love and worked tirelessly to perfect our homemade baked goods. We buried our heads in hundreds of tasty books and still found a few ways to keep the spice in our lives. We ate a lot of meat (but we're not sure what list that puts us on).
Anyway, to make your life a bit easier, we've organized a short list of the food gifts that we're hoping to see under the tree next week. Questions? Let us know @forkintheroadvv.
Fork in the Road
Robert Sietsema: I'd like some mutton barbecue from Owensboro, Kentucky; a real Texas-style kolache from West, Texas, just north of Waco; a mojado burrito stuffed with carnitas and drenched in chile gravy and cheese from Cancun in the Mission, San Francisco; eel cooked over dry reeds from Chiusi in Tuscany; one perfect white truffle from anywhere in Northern Italy, and a pizza from Totonno's.
Tejal Rao: It's kind of a big-ticket item, but since we're talking wish list stuff, I could really use a stand mixer to cream butter and make Italian meringues and all the other ridiculous stuff I do by hand. But the thing right at the top of my wish list is for all the city's restaurants that are still closed from the storm to find the funds they need to reopen and bounce back. All I want is to see places like the Good Fork and Totonno's just completely full of happy people eating and drinking.
Jessica Goodman: This Sriracha cookbook. It's the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone who can't live without that red and green bottle. Might as well have a little direction while you're pouring it on everything you eat.
The Sriracha Cookbook