Near and Far Yogurt Bowl

Until I read Heidi Swanson’s new cookbook, Near and Far, it never occurred to me to sprinkle popped sorghum and rose petals on yogurt. To use dairy as a canvas. To turn breakfast into an offering. But here I am, using my extra hour of daylight to draw down my best clay bowl. To ladle out the local […]

On Writing a Collaborative Cookbook

In the last four months, I’ve spent a lot of time shaking and stirring. I’ve also grown very attached to Google+ and the Google hangout function. It’s how my brother, André Darlington, and I wrote a cocktail book together with 900 miles between us. It won’t appear on shelves until Fall 2015 Spring 2016, and […]

Madame Fromage Gift Set

Okay, cheese lover, how would you love to go away for the holidays with your very own cheese weekender bag, complete with a signed copy of Madame’s book and a notebook for your very own tasting notes? Or maybe you want to romance the blue-cheese heart of a loved one with this snazzy gift set? […]

Win My Cheese Book

Maybe you remember: earlier this month I announced a wee giveaway that ends July 31, 2013 — well, actually, it’s a big giveaway. I have 48 copies of my cheese book, The Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese, to mail to lucky lovers in each of the contiguous 48 states. I’ve heard from Pennsylvania (hi, […]

Meet Me For Dinner in Wisconsin

Next week, I’m headed to the Dairy Oscars in Madison, Wisconsin — my old stomping grounds. If you’re going, too, let me know. I’ve planned a couple special events, including a 7-course cheese dinner on Thursday, August 1 at one of my favorite downtown restaurants Chef Francesco Mangano of Osteria Papavero chose seven hunks (mostly Italian) from my […]