There's a shortage of thoughtful gift-giving these days. We e-mail cards and send checks. We forget favorite colors and special tastes. Though we'd never knock the kindness behind a quick message (or quick cash), there's just something about a homemade plate of treats that says, "I care."
I'm a former Food52 Julia Child Food Writing Fellow now studying law so I can make food fairer, more delicious, and more sustainable for everyone. I was born and raised in Montreal (mostly on poutine and matzoh ball soup), but in my heart I am an Italian grandma—I live on pizza and make a mean eggplant parmesan.