Vinegar Spritzers

Yesterday I was flipping through Eat Good Food, a book put out by Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco, and I came across a recipe for vinegar spritzers. I couldn’t believe it. Since February, I’ve been drinking sparkling water laced with apple cider vinegar as a preventative for sinus infections. It didn’t occur to me that […]

Cheese Book Check-In

Well, you know what today is, don’t you? One week ’til D-Day. Next Sunday, I’ll be packing up my cheese writing cave and hopefully tossing back a whiskey at some swish bar to celebrate submitting The Manuscript. The Manuscript is, as of this moment, over 400 documents on my hard drive. All of those documents, […]

Cranberry Creek Cheese Tasting

Word of new cheese travels fast in Philadelphia, especially when it appears at Headhouse Square Farmers’ Market. That’s where I picked up this pretty chevre from newly anointed cheesemakers Mary Jean Bendorf and Jeff Henry from Cranberry Creek Farm in the Poconos. Tomorrow, June 23, they’ll be at Quince Fine Foods, 209 W. Girard Avenue, […]

Brunch at Prune

Some things are unforgettable, like a perfect cheese pairing. Especially for breakfast. A few Sundays ago, I went to brunch at Prune in New York with my brother. It was the morning after his 34th birthday, and we decided his first bite of the day should be ephemeral. We’d also read Blood, Bones, & Butter, […]

Cheesemonger Invitational Countdown

Just because I am holed up in the writing cave this month doesn’t mean that the cheese world is quiet. Last night while I was recipe-testing strata, I sat down and finally read the news for the first time in about six weeks. Well, the cheese news anyway. Here’s what’s happening in Dairyland: The Cheesemonger […]