Photo by Donna (last minute and hectic, thank you!!!)

This article From England with Love, published last season in O magazine is near and dear to my heart.  In fact, it's my favorite published essay—an ode to my Uncle Bill and his mother's Christmas morning pork pie.  The slice here is from the one I made for tomorrow morning–not Elizabeth Morgan's but rather country pate, with dried cherries and pistachios, enclosed in the pate dough recipe, both from Charcuterie.  The story about my Uncle Bill, whom I met only twice, presages the combination of my food and cooking and becoming a writer.

Is that really white bread?  Yep.  Why?  If anyone can explain, I'd love to know.

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it!  Peace to all!

I'm off till 2009.  Thank you everyone for reading and commenting.  All best wishes for a bountiful new year!