This weekend, New York Times columnist Melissa Clark interviews Sally about her favorite holiday gifts on public radio’s great The Splendid Table. All of the gifts are charming, unexpected and inexpensive, and many can be homemade or bought. They are sure to be appreciated by a wide range of folks whether serious cooks or not.
Here’s one simple favorite that can be done with a color printer and some good paper: a sheaf of poems, about food for your foodie friends, or about anything you would like to share. We started giving these after we were given a roll of printed pages tied with a ribbon by a friend. We read one each morning of the New Year and found a poem to be a curiously powerful and illuminating gift.
The ribbon-tied sheaf has also proven to be a lovely and surprising party favor.
We made these utterly simple ones using Microsoft Word. There are endless possible presentations, using Photoshop or InDesign, or incorporating artworks and photographs, or printing them on interesting papers.
Click here to stream or read the interview, check out pictures, and search Splendid Table’s vast cache of Sally’s recipes from previous years.