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 […]

Swiss Power

My most recent column on Table Matters takes on the Alpine heavies. I love writing about Swiss cheese since most people think of these beasties as a single wedge that gets sold at groceries as generic “Swiss Cheese.” In fact, there is no such thing in Switzerland, where mountain cheesemakers make a wide variety of […]