Target 10 has created an infographic on gays and lesbians that depicts something we all love—drinking, eating, and going out. This infographic compares gay men and women with their straight counterparts, offering insight into how this community differs socially and culturally from heterosexuals while illuminating the areas in which we are similar, from liquor selections to nightlife habits to cuisine preferences. Eat, drink, and be gay!
Cheese Importers, Longmont, Colorado's cheese shop extraordinaire, was founded by the White family in the mid '70s, and has big plans for a new location. Think bigger, better, and bistro - all factors in the plans:
The Whites had their eyes on a potential new home: Longmont's original diesel-fueled power plant, built in 1931. The distinctive, brown-brick building would mean more space for retail and dining, and more eyeballs because of its perch on Main Street. "It was, 'Woohoo! This is gonna be great!' Until we started digging into the floors and finding old diesel fuel tanks that weren't on the plans anywhere, or the power that they thought was 800 amps and really only 400," Samm White recalls.
If you thought $10 was too much to spend on a burger, these decadent assemblies are not for you. The Daily Mail has the story on the world's ten most expensive burgers (they're quick to point out that most of them are American - should we be proud?), which are priced far out of the ballpark of what you'd ever in your wildest dreams expect to pay for a burger:
Eight of the patties can be found in upmarket restaurants in the U.S., while a ninth is on offer in London and a tenth in Indonesia. One of them even comes with a diamond-encrusted solid gold toothpick.
However - with the cheapest on sale for £100 and the most expensive being offered for $5,000 - it's debatable whether your average burger-loving diner will ever be wealthy enough to sample the delights of these dishes.
The Croque Monsieur is an ingenious dish; it calls for cheese and ham between two pieces of brioche bread and cheese sauce on top of the bread. We recommend this recipe from Mike at Verses From My Kitchen which uses Mozzarella and Parmesan.
If we’re blessed someday to have a family of our own I hope we start things off as it was when I was a child. Just us at home and people coming to us to visit on Christmas day. And after we open gifts I’ll make my way into the kitchen and make us a wonderful breakfast before we start in on the big dinner. If I have my way I’ll make these Croque Monsieurs. Easy, delicious and proper for the day. The perfect breakfast for such an important day.
Formaggio Kitchen has shared their recipe for this ultra cheesy macaroni and cheese. What are the thousand cheeses you'll include in your rendition?
Every Sunday in our Cambridge shop, the kitchen staff get the day off and a cheesemonger helps to make our “Sunday Sandwiches”... If time allows, that cheesemonger will also whip up an additional dish for the sandwich window. One such Sunday, I had enough time to make a casserole dish of mac ‘n’ cheese. Availing of our “cheese bits” bin, I think I used 35+ cheeses in the end. So, it was only a slight exaggeration when the dish was dubbed “Mil Fromages.”
Max McCalman believes that during this election year people should remember the political components of the cheese world. His first debate topic: raw milk cheeses.
Case in point: our federal regulations regarding raw milk cheeses have not been updated since the 1940’s; it is high time they be revisited in an unbiased and scholarly way. It’s kind of like we are living in another silly but extended Prohibition. When will the regulations be aligned with reason?
Roberta's, an artisanal pizza place in Brooklyn, has added Montreal-style bagels to their menu. Instead of pairing it with traditional cream cheese, they serve it with miticrema, a Spanish sheep's milk cheese high in butterfat, warmed and whipped with chives and scallions. Will you stick to New York style bagels with lox and shmear or mix it up with Roberta's miticrema?
According to Sussman, these puppies are a bit larger than a Montreal-style bagel, with some "texture/crunch on the outside," while they're "chewy and moist on the inside." Roberta's serves the carb-orbs simply, with a side of house-made scallion cream cheese — actually, it's called "miticrema."
This summer, America experienced its worst drought its had in decades which has resulted in severe hardship on farmers and their families. The drought combined with the absence of a new farm bill is causing great anxiety in rural America.
They have canceled vacations. Their children are forgoing out-of-state colleges for cheaper ones close to home. They are delaying doctor’s visits, selling off land handed down through generations and resisting luxuries like new smartphones. And then there is the stress — sleepless nights, grumpiness and, in one extreme case, seizures. Lost amid the withered crops, dehydrated cattle and depleted ponds that have come to symbolize the country’s most widespread drought in decades has been the toll on families whose livelihoods depend on farming.
It's not everyday that Cheetos play a role in important things like elections (unless you count stress eating behind closed doors, post debate), but this year Cheetos have been "arranged" into two impressive portraits of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The Washington Post has the story:
Artist Jason Baalman has carefully crafted images of both [presidential] candidates out of Cheetos.
Cheetos is asking fans to pick the next “commander in cheese” on its Facebook page, so that’s probably the real game-changing head-to-head happening this week.
When the weather gets colder and we spend more time inside, projects like homemade jam and canning become the perfect pastime. Try this Tomato Preserve recipe from love & olive oil; the perfect addition to your next grilled cheese. Love & olive oil also has recipes for Spicy Tomato Peach Jam and Peach Lavender Jam if you're feeling like making a day of it:
Tomato jam makes the ultimate grilled cheese – it’s like having your soup and sandwich in one deliciously toasty package.
And, a burger? How good would these be slathered on a juicy burger?