Cocktails and More With The Darlingtons

Drumroll please! Friends, my brother André and I are on the verge releasing our second book and starting a new cocktail column in Organic Life Magazine. I know, I know — you must be wondering: what about le fromage?! Don’t worry, Madame Fromage has been around for almost 8 years, and it’s not going anywhere. But, […]

Cheese Books of 2012

On the last day of the year, I drink coffee before a temple of books. I have gathered them before me to honor their authors. Not all of them wrote cheese books, but all of them speak to cheese — through recipes, pairing ideas, and even philosophies of retail. Because I spent most of 2012 […]

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, […]

In Bed with Harold McGee

I don’t care if every woman in the world is consumed with British e-erotica, for me there’s only one book on the nightstand right now. It’s Harold McGee’s On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of The Kitchen. Granted, it’s not new — it came out in 1984 and was recently updated — but […]