One of my favorite times each month is when Julie, our in-house charcutière, begins making the amazing treats that she includes in each month’s Formaggio Food Community (FFC) charcuterie share. I’ve always been a huge fan of her regular selections (her chicken liver mousse and duck pâté make me weak in the knees!), so it is exciting to see her experiment on new recipes each month for the FFC. If I’m lucky, she will even let me be her taste tester. As with her usual charcuterie, she always uses super fresh, local ingredients. I recently jumped at the chance to write a blog post about her charcuterie share so that I could take home a full share and enjoy all that it had to offer! Continue Reading »
The last time I was in China in the autumn, I traveled to a tea-growing region in Zhejiang Province, exploring the roots of the most famous green tea in China: Longjing.
The first truffles of the season passed through my hands just days ago, and I could not resist. These redolent fungi captivate me and I needed my own magnificent mushroom to play with!
The heat of summer is finally over! While that does mean the end of berries, lemonade and cobblers, the season of pumpkins, mulled cider and, of course, apple pie is now in full swing.
Lois’ robiola is modeled after Robiola Rocaverano (Italy’s only DOP robiola) and is named after her grandmother, “Robiola di Mia Nonna.” Like many small producers, her production is strictly seasonal.
During the past few years, we’ve seen Lambrusco sales jump as folks begin to import better quality, delicious wines made by careful and conscientious winemakers.