Blow Horn and Black Garlic

One of my goals this summer is to delve deeper into cheese pairings. I mean, let’s spelunk! If you enjoy stocking a pantry with bits and bobs from your travels, as I do, then you probably have a trove of potions and preserves just waiting to star-cluster around a constellation of cheeses. And with summer beading on our […]

Sprig and Spirit: A New Project

Dear readers, I have a new project in my back pocket. It’s a sibling project I launched with my brother, André Darlington, called Sprig + Spirit. As you might guess, it’s a site devoted to cocktails. Healthy cocktails. And now you’re furrowing your brow! Healthy cocktails? Welll, for the last year, André and I have been […]

I Spy: Cheese Trends

Have you ever thought about putting pink peppercorns in cheese? Or making a cheese sized for exactly one person? Why am I asking you this? This week I’ve been tracking a bunch of food predictions that are making their rounds as part of the post-holiday news cycle. Here are 4 trends worth noting if you orbit the […]

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 […]

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 […]