Ice Cream at The Franklin

I’m looking to get heavy. What I mean is, I am ready to binge on fall flavors: pumpkin, brown butter, baked apples, boozy cheeses wrapped in bark. Earlier this week, tea blogger Alexis Siemons had the brilliant idea to organize a spontaneous ice cream lunch. And if you think about it, ice cream for lunch […]

Goat Cheese and Hibiscus Tea

It’s so bleeping hot in Philadelphia that there is only one thing to do: invent new pairings for goat cheese and iced tea while listening to Kishi Bashi. On July 4, I did just that. Musically, Kishi Bashi is frisky chevre on a cracker, and visually, this spiked hibiscus tea made with Rhuby┬áis A.C. in […]

Cranberry Creek Cheese Tasting

Word of new cheese travels fast in Philadelphia, especially when it appears at Headhouse Square Farmers’ Market. That’s where I picked up this pretty chevre from newly anointed cheesemakers Mary Jean Bendorf and Jeff Henry from Cranberry Creek Farm in the Poconos. Tomorrow, June 23, they’ll be at Quince Fine Foods, 209 W. Girard Avenue, […]

Beer Week Cheese Tastings

Beer Week in Philadelphia always brings out the cheese geeks, and Tuesday and Friday hold two special tastings that have yet to receive much press. Chef Rob Sidor at Di Bruno Bros. is quietly offering two of the most compelling events in the city, along with cheese curator Rich Morillo. Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Tonight […]