Photo by Donna, kitchen Santa hanging on Donna's antique cabbage slicer, a family heirloom

To those who celebrate Christmas, merry Christmas!  To all, my best wishes and hopes for great celebrations, being together with friends and family, and a festive and bountiful holiday.

Thanks for reading this blog and to those who take the time and care to comment, thanks for the great conversation all year long!


30 Wonderful responses to “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays to all!”

  • Tags

    The best of Yuletidings to you and yours, and all who look upon this august blog.

  • Randy

    Mike, all the best to you and your familia. Looking forward to your posts next year…do you think you might do some more Mexican food this year?

  • Judy

    Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday week. Thanks for all the great recipes you post.

  • Jonathan

    Ruhlmans! Happy holidays. Thank you for the great work. You constantly inspire and simplify the world of food.

  • Joellaco

    Happy Hollies to you and your family Michael. I love followng the blog and reading your books. Hope 2011 treats you kindly.

  • Frank M

    And many thanks to YOU for me having a freezer full of beef/chicken/veggie stocks, and some home-cured bacon (from the local Farmer’s Mkt. of course!) in the fridge, and some great reference books in the cupboard!! Merry Christmas!

  • Bob L

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. I wish you a Happy New Year and continued good health

  • Johnny G8r

    Merry Christmas, Michael! I got Ratio for Christmas last year, and made your pancakes today (but not for the first time, of course). Thanks for the website, and best wishes in the new year.

  • john phipps

    Michael an Donna,

    Thank you for all that you do to enhance our lives. Amazing recipes, great food (that I can make in my home), visually stunning pictures, and most of all… stories of life. The talents that you two bring to the table combine to create wonderful things in our lives. Micheal, you bring the words. Donna, you bring the images. Together they just pop. Thank you!

  • Susan

    Merry Christmas to the Ruhlman family! Hope your day was everything you wished it would be.

  • luis

    Merry Christmas guys…and a very prosperous New Year. It is always a treat and an education to tune in and see what you guys are up to.
    Keep up the good work I appreciate it very much.

  • Belina Garcia

    Happy Xmas to you and yours…. Just finished “Making of a Chef”, enjoyed it a lot and as an older culinary student (Le Cordon Bleu) after many year’s in the field, it was a fun read and spot on…. Yes, you’re right, the culinary field is a “particular one full of quirky people who must be masochistic”…. but food does make my world turn so I am here, always looking forward to learning more….
    Would you be interested in including my blog amongst those listed on your site? I specialize in the old Mexican cuisine (the one with too many ingredients and too much labor) which we are loosing because no one wants to work that hard…. but I cook global and can appreciate every nuance and surprise. If you ever need an intern (I need to start planning my externship too), let me know…. Have a great New Year everyone!!!!

  • David Gillespie

    Food and Christmas go together as well as you writing and Donna’s images. Looking forward to more inspiration from you both in 2011.

  • allen

    Nice cabbage slicer, I have never had success making good saurkraut, perhaps next year.

    Thank you for the wonderful blog and all the great, pictures, books and recipes. A sip of aged eggnog in your honor with a wish of all the best for the coming new year. Happy holidays, love, good health and good food to all!

  • Kelly

    And here I thought I was the only one that considered my great grandma’s cabbage slicer as a family heirloom! Am lucky enough to have the crock as well. Better than jewels. All the best for the new year!

  • Grant

    Beautiful ornament.. was it a lucky find in a random store, years past, or a source you could reveal? Its hard to find unique ornaments these days.. thx..