Omnivore - Dear Santa: a Christmas letter from Paul Luna

More Christmas requests from one of Atlanta's most thoughtful chefs


Since I posted my Dear Santy letter last week, I've had quite a response from readers with their own Christmas wishes. Over the next few days I'll be posting these responses and Santa letters, beginning today with a letter from chef Paul Luna. In true Luna style, it's a tad more esoteric than most Christmas lists.

Got a Christmas list for Atlanta dining that you want broadcast? Email me at besha.rodell@creativeloafing.com and I might include it here in the days leading up to Christmas (I'm on vacation for the next few days, but that doesn't mean I won't read emails and use them if I can in these posts...but if you send them today I'm more likely to not be drunk on Champagne and gorged on candy canes).

Without further ado, Paul Luna's letter to Santa:

Dear Santa,

I write to you not as a chef or a cook who wants a new kitchen gadget, a different clientele or a new restaurant concept, but as an Atlantan- or just a human being- with a question.

Santa, this is a question which you cannot answer (or send down a chimney) but one that you can only question for yourself.

You see, Santa, living should be simple not complex. So why have we, you and I, complicated our life? I know understanding cannot be wrapped in a gift. It arrives when there is no doubt in questioning what you know. Perhaps one can say when the truth lies without doubt there is understanding.

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