Whether it's the lack of snow in San Francisco or my own lack of ruggedness, my winter adventures tend to consist of hunkering down, drinking tea, reading, and learning. If my winter-survival reading-material wishes are granted, my apartment will be full of fascinating ideas and delicious things…
- Oh, Onion, why have you forsaken us? The Onion, a staple of mine since high school, is no longer available in San Francisco. My dad saves as many issues as he can for me each time I visit Chicago, but it's just not the same as a weekly fix. A subscription would keep me entertained (and super-informed on world events, of course).
- I'm determined to re-learn Spanish this year, and Vogue Mexico would be the perfect treat after more serious bouts of studying. However, while my subscription to US Vogue was $20/year, a Vogue Mexico subscription costs $258/year!
- We're lucky to have mild winters here in San Francisco, but still — any excuse to turn on the oven! I would love to be able to bake bread half as good as Tartine's, so Chad Roberson's book Tartine Bread will keep me motivated, warm, and fed all winter.
- Hot fresh bread demands fantastic jam, and the masterminds at San Francisco's Blue Chair Fruit Company surely have some amazing wisdom to share. And just look how cute their cookbook is!
- The Mission District where I live is full of amazing Latin food, but unfortunately there's a lot of it I don't eat. Spurred on by my recent success making homemade tortillas, I am determined to master tamales and empanadas and more. Viva Vegan! by Terry Hope Romano can teach me!