About Elissa Altman

Elissa Altman is the author of Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing, Treyf: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw, and Poor Man’s Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking, and the James Beard Award-winning narrative blog of the same name. Her work has appeared everywhere from Tin House and the New York Times to Saveur and O: The Oprah Magazine.

An image of a tight shirt to represent New Year's revolution, or resolutions.

New Year’s Revolution

New Year’s resolutions. We start with good intentions to eat healthy, then by February it’s duck fat and lardons and kasha varnishkes. And that’s not a bad thing. Not at all.