Happy New Year, everyone! Every blogger needs a leetle break and I'm back from one rested and refreshed for the new year. Here's a big shout out to everyone from Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve dinners. (And to Chris Eley and Dave Fischer -- the Christmas Eve prime rib was *perfect*.) But mostly, here's a big shout out to all you readers! Thanks for sticking around for another year. I've got a backlog of items to share to get your ready for the 2009 food season, so hold on to your forks. Here we go!