Five Years of Madame Fromage

Hard to believe: this month I am celebrating a big blog anniversary! And it’s made me a little nostalgic. I’ve spent the last few days sifting through old photos and trying to decide just what to post. My last half decade has been so memorable, full of so many friends and fromages that, well, even I […]

April Links: Cashew Cheese and Ghee Whiz

This week, I’ve been surveying the blogosphere through the eyes of my 20-something Food Writing students. For a bit of recent homework, I asked each one to review two food blogs of their choice (paying special attention to voice, photo-to-text ratio, and site design), then I spent an afternoon clicking around after them. What a […]

Greek Forest Honey Pairings

If I didn’t write a cheese blog, I would probably start a honey blog. Next to dairy, honey fascinates me. Bees. Rooftop hives. The growing interest in city honey. I’m sniffin’ it. I’m lovin’ it. I want my rhinestone fingers in some of that amber! But until then, I’m a dabbler, a queen of pairing […]

A Spring Cheese Salon

If there’s one thing I love to do in April, it’s host a dairy party with lovely belles from local cheese cases. Last week, I sampled a slew of new cheeses for a Philadelphia Inquirer story (out today!) and was so star-struck by the beauty of some Pennyslvania honeys that I nearly wept. As long […]