Save the environment, one oyster at a time

Oysters are probably the best thing you can eat to save the environment. I am absolutely in love with The Splendid Table episode on oysters. They cover a wide gamut on my favorite mollusk, from family oyster businesses to the story of Thomas Downing, the Oyster King in New York during the late 1800’s. It’s…

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How to Up Your Cheese Vocabulary

Have you guys listened to the latest Splendid Table episode on cheese? It’s delightful 🙂 My favorite segment is when Cheesemonger Greselda Powell gives some tips on how to speak cheese. So the next time you’re eating triple cream brie you can describe its flavors beyond just, “It’s good,” while munching away. The Different Flavor Profiles…

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Are cheese rinds edible?

There are few things I like better than a well-arranged charcuterie plate. They’re a feast for the eyes and stomach. I’ve noticed a common question that pops up amongst friends enjoying a spread together is whether we can eat the cheese rind. The answer is yes. Besides man-made wax, like the red ones around Babybel…

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Why you should drink champagne year-round

Most people have their go-to drink, the reliable choice when you aren’t familiar with the bar. Mine is champagne. Champagne has a stigma where it is most closely associated with celebrations or New Year’s. I’ve never had a problem drinking it whenever I wanted, and was excited to hear wine writer, Peter Liem share the…

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