Tag Archives: cheese

Food Lover’s Gift Guide 2018

It’s gift-giving season and I’ve compiled some tasty gifts for your favorite food and wine lover in this handy 2018 food lover’s gift guide. From monthly food subscriptions to must-have ingredients to wine (oh yes, bring on the wine) and some booze, too, there is something for everyone on your list. That is if they

Pairing Cheese & Beer

I recently attended a beer and cheese tasting and I thought, what a great idea for a get-together with friends. Pairing cheese & beer might sound unusual, since wine is the drink most often served with cheese. But one taste of these combinations just might change your mind. Each pairing worked incredibly well, so I am going to

Talking dinner (and cheese) with cheese expert Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins from Fairway

I’m standing at the cheese counter at Fairway Market in Harlem talking to Steve Jenkins who knows a thing or two about cheese. Jenkins is the author of Cheese Primer and he’s run the cheese department at Fairway Market since 1980. (And if you haven’t been to a Fairway, it’s well worth a visit if you

Swiss cheese fondue: a cold weather treat

Several years ago I was in Amsterdam around this time of year. I remember finding the cutest fondue restaurant, one in which customers were required to climb a ladder to get to the dining room. Of course the climb was well worth it, but getting back down that ladder after imbibing wine and eating lots

Toma cheese from Di Palo’s

I am going to say something I’ve already said here: I’m so glad I live near Di Palo’s Fine Foods. If ever I were to move, this is one place in the neighborhood that I would miss. Take the case of this cheese. I was eyeing it and asked one of the very friendly owners

Brooklyn Larder

Stepping into Brooklyn Larder is like entering the fantasy version of a corner deli, albeit one with so many tempting provisions you may not know what to buy. There’s hand-crafted cheese (and a cheese room), meats like cured pancetta, country paté and lamb merguez (made on site), fresh stocks, pasta, olive oil, homemade pickles, cashew

Wine & Cheese at Bar Jamon

Arriving early at Bar Jamon is a must because this wine bar near Union Square gets packed with after-work types, and standing up while trying to enjoy wine and cheese is neither fun nor enjoyable. I’m glad we arrived early enough to get the best seat in the house: the coveted window seat, which the

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