Category Archives: gourmet

Fromage of the Day, Collected

For about five years, approximately 2009-2014, I did a regular blog post called Fromage of the Day where I introduced and paired a cheese then I compared it to a cultural touchstone. Here’s a grouping of them. https://thejoyofcheese.wordpress.com/?s=Fromage+of+the+Day Advertisements

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At VinePair on Cheese and Craft Beer

This isn’t your usual what IPA to pair with Roquefort kind of piece. The Craft Beer and Cheese Businesses Have a Lot in Common, But Only One Is Surging words: MARTIN JOHNSON illustration: DANIELLE GRINBERG     On a blustery, wintry day in … Continue reading

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At WSJ on Beer

When I’m not in the food biz, I work as a freelance journalist and my most visible regular outlet is the Wall St. Journal, where I write about jazz. In 2014, they let me write about beer on occasion.  These … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairing Notes January 5

Beer and Cheese Pairings January 5, 2016 My series of pairings featuring dark beers and blues got off to an excellent start. Both Sunday and Monday, people were receptive to the offerings, and that was my primary concern. In the … Continue reading

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ICYMI, Three Wall Street Journal stories on the NYC beer scene

Two of them are outside the firewall. This one is on the brewing renaissance. http://www.wsj.com/articles/craft-brewers-and-brewpubs-gain-popularity-in-new-york-city-1421976473 This one is on local gypsy brewers http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702303801304579409102170863322 This one on barrel aging is inside the firewall so…. Barrel-Aged Beer Is Making a Comeback A … Continue reading

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ICYMI: Some Posts for Beer Geeks TV Blog

On Craft Beer in Chicago http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/9/11/sipping-in-chicago On Saisons http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/9/4/saisons-for-every-season On Beer Lists, or at least ones that are not generated by Paste. http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/8/28/lose-the-lists On the Big Apple Beer Renaissance http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/8/21/the-big-apple-plays-catchup On Diversity in the Craft Beer World http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/8/14/diversity-in-the-craft-world On The … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairings August 23 and 24

I used to think that the hardest transition in offering downtown New Yorkers top flight beer and cheese was from Sunday, when the vibe was typically chill, to Monday when the hustle bustle often came just short of violent. I’ve … Continue reading

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