Nine Cheese Finds in Fishtown

Philadelphia’s most esteemed food reviewer, Craig Laban, wrote about my neighborhood several weeks ago for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Hot on his heels, am I. After all, Fishtown was a dairy desert when I moved here 10 years ago. Now, it’s a cheese (and baguette) lover’s oasis, as long as you know where to look. Here is my […]

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 […]

Cheese Dinners at High Street

Reader, my love affair with the food at High Street only grows deeper. The ash-swirled bread beckons me through blizzards. The cannoli danish calls me out of subway tunnels on the way to work. I brave snow, ice, sleet for crumbs. This spring, I’m collaborating with High Street to present a series of dinners featuring […]

Rogue vs. Figgy

I’ve been waiting to tell you about a little wrestling match between blue cheeses that I held at my house. It was a throw down between The Leaf-Wrapped. I used a cutting board in place of a mat and let my two guys warm up. While they sweated it out, I did some yard work. […]

Chester County Cheese Tasting

In Philadelphia, you don’t have to go very far to find ridiculously good cheese. Many of my favorite makers will be out at Wyebrook Farm in Honeybrook, PA for a special tasting on Saturday, November 17, 2012. Sadly, I can’t be there, but I hope you make the drive. Here are directions. Here’s the link […]