12 Holiday Wishes From Edible’s Staff


A charcuterie and cheese platter is a perfect start to Holiday p

A charcuterie and cheese platter is a perfect start to Holiday.

To celebrate some of our favorite food related items or experiences, our staff has made a wish list. It’s inspired both by near and far, but undeniably has several common themes: what we like to eat, and how and where we like to enjoy it.

You can read the full list over on Edible Manhattan’s website and check out some Long Island centered posts below:

Betsy Davidson, editor of Edible Long Island
Wishing for 2 tickets (one for my bayman husband, Brad) to see the Dave Matthews Band this summer at Jones Beach. Truly believing that giving is better than receiving, before the show I would like to assist Rustic Roots Delivery backstage with their annual delivery of locally sourced goodies for the band’s pre-show farm-to-table feast (Brad is coming…I hope Dave likes clams). In return, I promise I will share every detail on social media.

Doug Young, photo editor of Edible Long Island
I always appreciate a good local cheese, cured meats and artisan crackers platter, great for when some friends pop over. Erin at American Cheese in Sayville makes the best. Throw in some Black Mission Fig Bitters from Brooklyn to make some rye-based holiday cocktails and let the joy sharing begin!

Eileen M. Duffy, deputy editor Edible East End/digital editor Edible East End and Edible Long Island
My wish list always includes trips, and my trips always include wine. Next year, I’d like to visit a wine region I’ve yet to explore: the Penedes region of Spain, the Rhine River Valley or Portugal or the Tokaj region in Hungary or Western Australia or Greece or…other than that, I’ve always wanted a KitchenAid stand mixer.

Brian Halweil, editor of Edible East End, and co-publisher of Edible Manhattan, Edible Brooklyn and Edible Long Island
Ingredients for making a Montauk to Manhattan. This time of year it’s important to be well stocked on drinks supplies, not just because the nights are long and cold. But because a sudden holiday-related avalanche of friends and family can quickly deplete bottle after bottle. So, here’s a wishlist that should keep our household—and any guests—in Manhattans and Old-Fashioneds at least through the New Year. At times I have favored one of these local whiskeys over another. But the reality is that it’s nice to mix it up. Call it bioregionalism in a shaker.

1 bottle of Manhattan Rye
1 bottle of Rough Rider
1 bottle of McKenzie Rye Whiskey from Finger Lakes Distilling
1 bottle of “77” Whiskey from Breukelen Distillery
1 bottle of Channing Daughters Winery dry Vervino (variation #1)
Assortment of Hella BittersCrown Maple syrup, Morris Kitchen syrups
Lemons, local Campari and oversize ice cubes not included.

To see the full staff wish list, head on over to Edible Manhattan.