Cheese 101: How to Store Cheese

How to Store and Care for Fine Cheese

– Helpful tips on how to store cheese. –  Did it happen again? Did you spend $50 at your local cheese counter, and now you’ve got more cheese than a normal human being can possibly consume in a week? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. *sheepish smile* But now you’re faced with an important question: How are you going to store all this cheese, and will it go bad if you don’t eat it right away? How to Store Cheese, 101 Many cheeses can last a few weeks in the refrigerator, as long as they are stored properly. The goal is to let the cheese breathe …

Cheese 101: Andante’s Metronome Cheese – Mixed-Milk Splendor

Andante Metronome Cheese

– Meet Metronome cheese, for serious lovers of mixed-milk flavor. – Named after the ticking device used by musicians to keep their rhythm while practicing, Metronome is a gorgeous pyramid of precocious mixed-milk personality. The cheesemaker, Soyoung Scanlan of Andante Dairy, hand-crafts Metronome cheese in a shape traditionally reserved only for goat cheeses, giving Metronome an air of mystery for anyone schooled in the art of traditional French cheesemaking. Set all preconceived notions aside, though; before your first bite you may expect the playful tang of goat’s milk, but a quick sweep of Metronome’s rich paste across your palate yields a different experience …

15-Minute Honey Thyme Orange Chicken Recipe

15 Minute Orange Thyme Honey Chicken on http://www.theculinarylife.com

– A super-fast orange chicken recipe for those “I don’t want to cook” nights. – I have a ridiculous number of cookbooks – over 700 at last count, and that was over a year ago – so at this point I’ve become very discerning over which cookbooks I’m willing to spend my money on. I mean, you can only own so many baking books before you see the same brownie recipe pop up 15 or 20 or even 50 times. To say I have cookbook ennui would be an understatement. Or maybe it’s not ennui; it just takes a lot …

Hold Up! Action Required!

As you’re probably well aware, I have a newsletter for my cooking projects, TheCulinaryLife and FearlessFresh. In the new plan for 2015, this newsletter is where I will teach you how to be a culinary ninja. First, I want to say that it’s been awesome having you as a reader and I really appreciate you being here. Since it’s almost spring, it’s about time I did a little mailing list housekeeping. My newsletter has grown a lot since I started it in 2010, and as a result there are a lot of folks who seem to have faded into the background. That’s totally cool, but I want to make sure each and …

Cheese 101: Bonne Bouche

Bonne Bouche

I have a favor to ask. Please, right this very second, go to your local cheese shop and ask for Vermont Creamery’s Bonne Bouche. This little puck of goaty love has become one of my most favorite things in the world, and I want nothing more than for you to fall in love with it also. Bonne Bouche is a whimsical, intriguing goat cheese. Creamy, rich, buttery, salty, mushroomy, peppery, sour… the list goes on and on. It seems that every person who tastes it takes away something different. My first impression of Bonne Bouche goat cheese was big on salt and funk, but …

One-Pot Butterflied Brown Sugar Mustard Chicken Recipe

One-Pot Butterflied Brown Sugar Mustard Chicken on http://www.theculinarylife.com

– A mustard chicken recipe that might keep you from jumping off a bridge. Because chicken is magical. – Snow. Lots of it. Ice on the roads and sidewalks. Gray skies popping in and out of visibility between equally monochromatic buildings and lampposts. If you’re anywhere near the northern and/or eastern part of the country, this is your reality right now. Still bundled up in mittens and earmuffs and wool socks, coat zipped all the way up to your eyeballs, halfheartedly greeting each new day along with the additional four inches of snow it’s brought with it. All of this snow makes …