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 […]

What I Learned at Cheese Camp

Last week, I went to Cheese Camp. You are probably picturing a woodland setting with counselors who teach kids how to make clay cheese talismans, like the ones pictured above. But no. There were too many of us: around 2,000 dairy nerds. We converged at a convention center in Providence, Rhode Island and ate copious amounts of […]

Before and After Raw Robiola

Italy Dairy: I’ve been back from Italy for more than a month now. But I still wake to the taste of raw Robiola. You see, on my last day in Milan I decided to pick a single cheese and eat it for breakfast. Of course, I wanted something pillow-like. And I needed it to be […]

A 5-Day Food Writing Workshop

Readers and writers, just a heads up: I’ll be teaching an abbreviated version of my university-level Food Writing class at the Chesapeake Bay Writers’ Conference in Maryland this summer. Please consider joining me if you want to exercise your palate and pen. During the five days (July 11-15), we’ll meet daily to focus on writing […]