Book Trailer: The New Cocktail Hour

Dear Ones, at last I have something to show you from my sequestered life as a cocktail nun these last two years. My next book, The New Cocktail Hour, will be out on April 26 from Running Press, the same publisher (and the same incredible photographer!) I worked with for The Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese. I hope […]

A Goat Cheese and Cocktail Book Giveaway

If you’re anything like me, you are starting to dream about spring goat cheese. Philadelphia has been cloudy and cold — total cheddar weather — but the iphone forecasts birds, and Instagram brought a crocus this week. To stave my hunger for all things bright and beautiful, I took a break from editing a new […]

Events: Eating Words, Philly Chef’s Conference, and Brewer’s Plate

Dear ones, you’ve probably noticed that my posts are taking longer than usual to set. Thanks for your patience. I’ve been in a curd blizzard of book projects. If you’re confused, let me explain — I’ve been working on not one but TWO new books that will come out in 2016: The New Cocktail Hour (April 2016) and Movie […]

Montgomery’s Cheddar Meets a Scotch Cocktail

Have you ever nibbled a morsel of clothbound cheddar and considered pairing it with a cocktail? Until about a year ago, I used to reach for a nut brown ale or a grapefruit-y IPA. Perfectly acceptable. And delicious. Especially for a ploughman’s lunch. But lo, then I sipped a Mark Twain. A Mark Twain is a cocktail made […]

Four Tips for a Cheese Board+An Iowa Tasting

I’m in Ames, Iowa this week, visiting my dad and prepping for a special happy hour to help locals plan a New Year’s cheese board. If you live nearby, come join me on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 for a toast and free tasting at Hy-Vee West (details below). If you’re far away, lean in close […]