Category Archives: foodie

Possibly the Coolest Cheese Tasting Ever

And I’ve held a lot of them. Here are the details. September 18 and December 4:  The Cheese Pairing Showdown:  Beer vs. Wine Martin Johnson with Maggie Fuller (beer expert) and Michael Whidden (wine authority) Which beverage pairs better with … Continue reading

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Upcoming! The Fall Cheese and Beer/Wine/Whiskey Classes at the 92nd St. Y

September 18:  The Cheese Pairing Showdown:  Beer vs. Wine Martin Johnson with Maggie Fuller (beer expert) and Michael Whidden (wine authority) Which beverage pairs better with cheese, beer or wine?  Join us as we explore the issue by pairing five … Continue reading

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At Wall Street Journal on new Barrel Aged Beers

This was fun to report, fun to write and fun to edit. Barrel-Aged Beer Is Making a Comeback A growing cadre of brew masters is aging beer in casks that once held bourbon, brandy or wine. Email Print 0 Comments … Continue reading

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That NY Times Story

It came up three times today, so those of you just tuning into the narrative, here’s that NY Times story, a story about me rather than by me, but happily a story about writinhg that I’ve done, albeit on cheese … Continue reading

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On The Utterly Weird Experience of Being Refused Service

  Yeah, I didn’t think THAT happened anymore. I run the cheese, cured meats and beer program for an upscale retail market and cafe on the Upper West Side called Gastronomie 491.  My boss loves the Buon Italia bresaola, and … Continue reading

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Rosters: Rieslings and Cheese, 92Y 07.31.14

Cheeses and Rieslings 92Y July 31, 2014 Instructors: Martin Johnson (Gastronomie 491 & The Joy of Cheese) and Michael Whidden (AI Selections)   Cheese: Berkswell (raw sheep’s milk, England): a buttery, nutty sheep’s milk cheese that splits the difference between … Continue reading

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Fall Preview: Cheese and Alcoholic Beverage Classes This Autumn at the 92nd St. Y

September 18:  The Cheese Pairing Showdown:  Beer vs. Wine Martin Johnson with Maggie Fuller (beer expert) and Michael Whidden (wine authority) Which beverage pairs better with cheese, beer or wine?  Join us as we explore the issue by pairing five … Continue reading

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