Monthly Archives: February 2015

Formaggio Essex Pimento Cheese

They said it couldn’t be done, that yankees (read: non-Southerners) could make a good pimento cheese. But it has happened! I am from Alabama. I love cheese. I love pimentos. And I hate mayonnaise. My hatred of mayonnaise – and … Continue reading

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Ironbound Queijo

I found myself in a neighborhood of Newark called “Ironbound.” It is an area near the Newark Penn StatiIon terminal. I have not spent much time in Newark, and where I’ve been usually has been scary, with prostitutes, drug dealers, … Continue reading

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I’m nuttier – and cheesier – than a fruitcake!

Nutty, fruity, cheesy…how did these food words come to have less than positive meanings? Yes, a fruitcake is nutty, but why does nutty mean crazy? And cheese is…cheesy. Is that such a bad thing? And what’s wrong with fruits? My … Continue reading

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Point Reyes Toma – Cows “on point”

“They have real cows!” a guy in L.A. told me about the Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. in Marin County. He had just been on a trip up the coast and, for some reason, was surprised to find real California … Continue reading

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