A Cheese and Cocktail Love Note

Friends and Loved Ones, as most of you know I have spent the last two years making cocktails for a new book, The New Cocktail Hour (Running Press). Over 400 mixed drinks. In my kitchen. Usually with my brother on Skype, the two of us shaking and stirring in our respective homes (he in Madison, Wisconsin and me […]

Cocktail Hour at Madame Fromage

If things on the blog seem a little quiet, it’s because I’ve been busy making Manhattans. And Millionaires. And Stratospheres. I haven’t known quite how to tell you this: my brother, André Darlington, and I are writing a cocktail book. The contract is signed, the deadline looms (November 1)! My refrigerator is all simple syrup and […]

A Gift Guide for the Cheese Traveler

This week, I’ve been working on a holiday cheese board for The Philadelphia Inquirer based around the them of “bark, booze, and flames.” Because I love themes (it must be my editorial mind), I can’t help but lean on a topical focus for this year’s gift guide. Since the travel bug has bitten my neck, […]

Anthropologie, Serious Eats, and Real Simple

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks in Book Land — allow me to gush like Rush Creek? Yesterday, Serious Eats ran a terrific review (big thanks to cheese columnist Stephanie Stiavetti), and Real Simple put The Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese at the top of their recent gift guide. We also found our book on the […]

Book Update and Holiday Signings

   As of today, it’s been seven months since the publication of The Di Bruno Bros House of Cheese. Here I am at my little cherry desk, and would you believe that I am still surrounded by a hodgepodge of drafts? Maybe I’ll use those marked-up pages for holiday wrapping. Maybe I’ll send you a […]