PRODUCT: Ubriaco Al Birra, Ubriaco Al Vino ~ Cheeses Bathed In Beer & Wine

Ubriaco literally means “drunken” in Italian. It is a sub-category of washed-rind cheeses that are bathed in alcohol. Ubriaco cheeses are made by bathing the young, ripening cheese in beer (photo #2), wine (photo #3) or other alcohol, which seeps through the rind and adds complex aromas and flavors to the cheese. The alcohol used…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Bellwether Farms Sheep Milk Yogurt

Some of us remember when all yogurts made in the U.S. were tart, the way they were made in Europe and elsewhere. Over time, to get more Americans (and their children) to enjoy yogurt, more sugar was added to diminish the tartness. It worked: Yogurt became a best-seller in supermarkets. For those who prefer tartness,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Salad With Cheese

[1] A slice of Humboldt Fog goat cheese and seeded crisps broken into “croutons.” An idea from Lazy Dog Restaurants (photo © Lazy Dog Restaurants). [2] Salad with shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (photo © Upland Restaurant | NYC).   There are standalone salads, like Greek salad, that incorporate cheese. French homes and restaurants have often served…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How Long To Boil Eggs & Lots Of Egg Recipes

May is National Egg Month (the first week in April is National Egg Salad Week). So how about a boiling-time chart from Good Eggs, below? Also check out our Egg Glossary, and see how many different types of eggs you’ve had. There are 10 options in chicken eggs alone! Before you get to the chart…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Compound Butter Enhances Any Recipe That Uses Butter

Want to become a more impressive cook instantly? Use compound butter! Also known as finishing butter, or beurre composé in French, it’s unsalted butter that has been blended with seasonings. There are endless variations. Escoffier published 35 combinations in 1903, and cuisine has evolved in many directions since his classic renderings of anchovy butter and…
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