Posts Tagged ‘cheese


18 Reasons Food Lit Club

Rainbow cheesemonger Gordonzola turned me on to the 18 Reasons Food Lit Club today, so I’ll be attending three meetings between now and the end of the year. In October, we’ll discuss The Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms by Nicolette Niman, with the author and her husband in attendance. In November, it’s Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food by Paul Greenberg (a hard look at the effects of world fish consumption on cod, salmon, sea bass, and tuna). And in December, it’s Gordon Edgar’s own Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge, with Gordon in attendance.

If you’re free from 4-6 on Sundays October 24, November 21, and December 19, you can also join in! Tickets available for $30 (without books) or $70 (books included, pick up at Omnivore at Church and Cesar Chavez).

18 Reasons is a non-profit engaging the community through food and art. They offer a year-round calendar of wine tastings, art shows, community dinners, food classes, interactive workshops, and more in an intimate community space.


cowgirl creamery

North of here, there’s a place (a couple of places, actually) called Cowgirl Creamery. Liza and Steve introduced me to their Mt. Tam cheese a couple of weeks ago, and I have to admit I ate 4.5 decadent ounces of it all by myself yesterday. It’s a milky, mellow triple cream that starts off smooth and soft like a brie, but turns soft-like-a-chevre on the tongue. The texture-change effect is strong enough that I wasn’t sure, looking at the cheese in the store, that I was remembering the right name and buying the right thing. But I was. I ate it all with figs from the farmers’ market. (This is what happens when I’m left to “cook” for myself for several days. Figs with cheese at midnight.)

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