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Sake + Cheese (June 2017)

Pulling out balled-up leftover cheeses and one-cup sakes from my fridge is my weeknight, wind-down, go-to ritual after work. Even though some cheeses pair better with certain types of sake, I love nibbling on cheeses with whatever sakes happen to be rolling around in...

MOTOism

MOTOism: Natto Brie Dip

I've made quite a few dishes using natto (fermented soy beans) in the past years -- from Natto Moffin to sweet Natto Sandwich. If you like natto, it's good with everything (almost), but if you hate natto, you...

Fridgin Out

Fridgin' Out: A Tale of Four Refrigerators

My husband, Chris, has an unusual vice: buying refrigerators. “You’re so patient with me,” he says as he slices open another big box. The zip-zip-BRAP sound of cardboard flaps separating is one I've come to associate with the rearrangement of our living quarters. Perhaps it...

The Forest Feast

Forest Feast: Strawberry Caprese

Strawberry Caprese is a seasonal twist on the classic tomato basil appetizer. A perfect mix of sweet and savory! Strawberry Caprese 1 bunch chopped basil 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup bocconcini (mozzarella balls) 2 cups sliced strawberries Combine all. Dress...

Jerkey's Korner

Jerkey's Korner: The Formaggio of Firenze

I’m really glad we made it to Florence before the Jersey Invasion dropped a gang of guidettes into the birthplace of Michelangelo. Although I’m sure they feel quite at home amongst the various Guess stores and Footlockers, I was disappointed that there is no legitimate...

Cheese du Jour

Cheese du Jour: Formaggio, Boston Style

What does a cheesemonger do on Christmas vacation? If that holiday involves traveling to Boston, then it means paying a first-time visit to South End Formaggio. In my estimation, South End Formaggio and its parent store Formaggio Kitchen (in Cambridge, Mass.) are among the...