September 15th, 2010

The Freshman 15? Fugheddaboudit!

The days of late night study sessions and parties overflowing with keg beer and Cheetos are long behind me, though the memories still linger like they happened yesterday. Some of them I’ll cherish forevs, like meeting my Tribe and working at my first few restaurant jobs in the city. Others, like getting out of a […]

August 24th, 2010

Cheese, Please (Part III)

21. Best Macaroni and Cheese: The all-American wonderfood seems to get more decadent from year to year. Lobster, truffles, prosciutto, crème fraiche…but my all-time favorite remains the relatively simple, smoked gouda-and-optional-bacon version dished out by Westville as an “appetizer”. Rich but not overpowering, creamy and delicately smoky from the cheese, it’s the perfect plate to […]

August 20th, 2010

Cheese, Please (Part II)

11. Best Place to Assemble Your Own Party Spread: When throwing a party, there’s no place like home. When assembling the pre-dinner spread, there’s no place like Murray’s. I asked Beth Ann Coulton, Wholesale Rep at the venerable cheese store, for her advice on how to put together the best party plate. “When making a […]

August 13th, 2010

Cheese, Please! (Part I)

The Western world has had a pretty tight relationship with cheese for the past, oh, ten thousand years or so. At this point, we’re virtually inseparable; Westerners and cheese are like Bonny and Clyde, peanut butter and banana, pencil skirts and sky high heels! My own relationship with cheese goes way back, and my love […]

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