John and I have a long list of animals, minerals and vegetables that we are thankful for this Thanksgiving and holiday season (although John is less enthused about the vegetables). We love our family and friends (even Aunt Emily!), and we’re both really, REALLY thankful that we have the time, energy and resources to keep up this blogging madness.
I could go on in this manner, but instead I’m going to switch it up and offer you the John and Elana Talk About Food version of heartfelt thanks. Here we go…
1. I am thankful for our readers that tolerate the nutty things I say and indulge my questionable sanity.
2. For Anfora Wine Bar, where they keep letting me in the door even though I drink all their wine and eat all their fabulous ricotta cheese every time I visit.
3. For the really cool vendors that actually like it when we feature them on the blog: Van Leeuwen, City Cakes, McClure’s Pickles, Kelvin Slush and Astor Wines (check out Astor Wine’s Thanksgiving Wine Guide here).
4. The smoke detectors in my apartment.
5. John and his endurance of my incessant rambling about what I’m planning for the blog and recurring demands for content (Me: So, I want to make a movie that involves little crockery owls making a turkey. Allllll in stop motion animation. Cool? John: uh-huh)
6. Pyrenees Brebis cheese from Murray’s Cheese. It’s off the hook.
John’s Commentary: Elana – Half of the things you have mentioned involve you essentially pestering people for favors. It appears that little brother needs to keep an eye on you more often, so as not to scare anyone off. Also, I don’t use smoke detectors. They kept going off every time I slipped on my new Sanchez jersey.
Nonetheless, I’m thankful for:
1. My Pizza Stone
2. Truffle Oil
3. The unusually temperate weather for this time of year
4. The plethora of artisan pizzerias popping up in the area
5. Millionaire Matchmaker
6. My next culinary voyage to Italy in the spring of 2011
Elana’s Commentary: I think it was actually your pants being on fire (liar, liar) rather than the combination of you and the Sanchez jersey that set off the smoke detectors. However, if you plan to “keep an eye on me,” you may need to do better than the following (I’m on the green side):