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    A Cheese and Cocktail Love Note

    Friends and Loved Ones, as most of you know I have spent the last two years making cocktails for a new book, The New Cocktail Hour (Running Press). Over 400 mixed drinks. In my kitchen. Usually with my brother on Skype, the two of us shaking and stirring in our respective homes (he in Madison, Wisconsin and me […]

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    A Cheese and Cocktail Love Note

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    Four Tips for a Cheese Board+An Iowa Tasting

    I’m in Ames, Iowa this week, visiting my dad and prepping for a special happy hour to help locals plan a New Year’s cheese board. If you live nearby, come join me on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 for a toast and free tasting at Hy-Vee West (details below). If you’re far away, lean in close […]

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    Four Tips for a Cheese Board+An Iowa Tasting

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    Cheese Lovers Gift Guide 2015

    Every year around this time, cheese lovers from near and far email me about gift ideas. This year, I’m excited to present some true originals, from reusable baguette bags to goat cheese iphone covers! If the illustrated items featured above look familiar, it’s because Johanna Kindvall and I extended our year-long collaboration to a series […]

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    Cheese Lovers Gift Guide 2015

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Cheese Boards from Peg & Awl

For a long time now, I have been collecting cheese boards on my travels — my eye always scanning shop windows and flea markets for sturdy boards with unique touches or unusual shapes. This spring, I discovered a source for great cheese boards in my very own Philadelphia neighborhood. And so, a new love affair begins. […]

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Smoke and Funk: A Fall Cheese Board

In fall, I love when the air smells of damp leaves and wood fire. It’s a good time for a hike with wool hats and a hamper of cheese. Find a smooth tree stump or an overturned log without too many mushrooms, and you can create a woodland snack scape fit for a band of […]

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Make an In-Flight Cheese Board

Everywhere I go, I carry a little cheese valise. On trains. On roadtrips. And especially on airplanes. I will never understand why cheese counters don’t offer porta-cheese-plates this time of year for the on-the-go dairy lover. Someone, please, hear my cry! Say you get stuck in Detroit on Thanksgiving — it’s happened! — wouldn’t you […]

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