Dear Friends of the Heavy Table,
If I had to encapsulate the mission of our magazine in a single word, that word would be “civilization.” Food and drink are nutritional, yes, and the joy of good tasting things is not to be overlooked. But the pleasure of sharing your table — with friends, family, and strangers — is at the core of a healthy culture. And that’s what we celebrate here.
On that note: There may be no finer hallmark of civilization than the holiday season. It’s a time to relax, to reflect, to embrace the people we love, like, and tolerate due to blood relationships, and to reap the rewards of a year’s worth of hard work and tribulation.
On that note: We’re taking the next couple weeks off, returning on Monday, Jan. 4.
This doesn’t mean that the Heavy Table is abandoning you. We’ll have a new story every day — recipes, essays, local dining insights — and the Churn may sporadically awake from its hibernal slumber if something noteworthy happens.
So have a joyous season, eat and drink well, support your local food artisans, and we’ll see you in 2010.
The Heavy Table
PS: Stay tuned for our Heavy Table Year in Review on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31. This year we’ve been all up and down Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and beyond, and it’s a hell of a great read to retrace our steps.