You know when you preorder a book from your favorite author and then you forget about it and months later it comes in the mail and it’s more exciting than Christmas was when you were six? That was today. Everything about this book is delicious, the words he chooses, the stories he tells, and yes, the recipes. I cheated and went straight to the chapter on Christmas cake, which is one of the greatest masterpieces ever written on the subject. (Second only to Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory, which I may have to reread now.) From the bottom of my heart, thank you @nigelslater.