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    MF’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

    Forget introductions. Let’s talk about surprising the cheese lover on your list! Cheese Boards by Artifaqt Design This fall, I roadtripped out to Phoenixville, PA to meet cheese lover John Luttman and check out his handcrafted boards. I loved touring his studio, which is both a showroom and an extensive woodworking shop full of saws, woodworking […]

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    MF’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

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    Upcoming Events: Headhouse Market, Hazon Food Festival, Clay Studio

    Beautiful people, this feels like a month for cocktails. I’ll be signing books at the venues below in and around Philadelphia. And, for those of you outside of the city (hello, darlings!), please look for my latest book on the shelves of Anthropologie. My brother André and I loved writing this book together, and we are delighted […]

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    Upcoming Events: Headhouse Market, Hazon Food Festival, Clay Studio

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    Scenes from the Cheese Ball

    Last Sunday’s Cheese Ball was unearthly, a gorgeous outpouring of joy and generosity complete with disco balls, sweeping cheese boards, and guests dressed as their favorite wheels and wedges. You can read all about it in this week’s Philadelphia Inquirer, where writer Samantha Melamed chronicles Philadelphia’s dairy geeks so beautifully (note the great headline). But here, let me give you […]

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    Scenes from the Cheese Ball

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Madame Fromage’s Cheese Ball 2016

Lovely readers, I am writing to invite you to my 3rd semi-annual Cheese Ball in Philadelphia on October 30, 2016. We’ll be back at Ruba Club, a Russian social hall in the Northern Liberties neighborhood, for a Sunday evening of rennet and revelry. If you attended the last Cheese Ball, you know it was crowded! This […]

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Sicily: A Cheese Lover’s Itinerary

By now, you know that I am smitten with cheese travel. Of all the places I’ve visited, Sicily ranks #1 in my mind for having the most cheese-enthused citizens. (Sorry, Vermont.) The Sicilians I met during my two week cheese trek in June didn’t just love waxing poetic about their neighbor’s ricotta, they wanted to […]

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Pairings: Alpine Cheese and An Old Fashioned

One of my favorite drinks in The New Cocktail Hour — the recent book I wrote with my brother André — has to be the Old Fashioned. Its flavor profile is aromatic, earthy, and sweet-spicy, thanks to a mix of whiskey or brandy, bitters, sugar, and orange peel. That, friends, is a true Old Fashioned, the first cocktail […]

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