You're expecting a photo of a turkey. I get it. Hate to disappoint. In truth, I made a gorgeous bird on Thanksgiving and then - as I traditionally do - turned the carcass into gorgeous gumbo. But, thought I'd take a breath post-turkey-palooza to reflect on some of the tastes I've been particularly thankful for over the past year...
For example, I can't help but smile thinking about that plate of juicy Himalayan lamb dumplings from a Momo truck in Jackson Heights, Queens.
Then there was the classic Porteño breakfast of a freshly baked Medialuna served alongside a serious cup of coffee, which I consumed fairly regularly when I was living in Buenos Aires this summer.
Just a couple of weeks ago, I made "all gone" when presented with a plate of chilled Gulf shrimp at Peche in New Orleans.
And then there has been the spirted New Orleans-style indulgence of a well-crafted Pimm's Cup at my Brooklyn local, Jack the Horse Tavern.
Can only hope that I'll have a few more food and drink memories to regale you with before the year is out.