Cheese and Cocktails for July 4

Part 2 of a series: I’m a big believer in pairing cocktails and cheese. Especially in sultry summer. The cocktail should be bright. It should fizz — effervescence cleanses the palate. And the presentation should make people gasp. A good cocktail, like a splendid cheese, should be arresting…even a bit lusty. The truth is, you […]

A July 4 Picnic with Foodinjars

When one leads the life of a cheese courtesan, one tends to court a good many cheese-centric friends. So, whenever I feel the ashy edges of blogger burn-out — which has happened lately, amid the juggling of several projects —  I try to connect with the people who move me. Whenever this lady sings the blues, I call […]

Cheese and Rum

Sorry, darlings, it’s been absolute crickets around here. Blame it on too many cocktails — last week’s photo shoot for the forthcoming book project with my brother, André, has turned my whole world into a gimlet. But don’t think cheese has been forsaken. Recently, I enjoyed a hunk of Tarentaise Reserve with a quick Dark’n Stormy, […]

Bite Pop-Up Ticket Giveaway

If you live in Philadelphia, flip open your calendar to Thursday, May 21 and write “BITE” in big letters. You’ll to want to attend this first-ever food-maker nibble fest. I will be there to guide you through bites of an all-local cheese board, featuring some of my favorite hunks from Valley Milkhouse, Birchrun Hills, and […]

Sea Change: For The English Major

By now, it’s no secret that I teach writing and feed cheese scraps to starving English majors. Once in a while, I even teach Shakespeare. Of course, I’m partial to The Tempest because it involves a goat herder. When I received a sample box of Sea Change from Mystic Cheese in Connecticut, I swooned extra hard when I […]