Category Archives: thoughts and musings

So What Happened?

It seemed that things were going swimmingly in late January.  We had just received a glowing write up on the cover the New York Times Wednesday food section, (here’s the piece, http://bit.ly/VSYuhe).  Then one Friday, I felt a slight twinge … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s New York Times

There was a fine piece on cheese signage in the Wednesday NY Times.  I was featured prominently.   Very prominently.  The article is here, http://bit.ly/VSYuhe

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Fromage of the Day, 11.12.12: Epoisses

Fromage of the Day, 11.12.11: Epoisses.  Aromatic, sweet and deep, this wonderful washed rind cow’s milk cheese is from France.  It pairs nicely with a Hermann Wiemer Late Harvest Riesling, an T-Gaverhopke Extra, a Four Roses Small Batch, or an … Continue reading

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Okay, So What Happened to Fromage of the Day?

Two things got in the way of this blog during the last month.  For one, I am doing new signage for the cheese case at Gastronomie 491, (491 Columbus Ave, between 83rd and 84th on Manhattan’s Upper West Side), and … Continue reading

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Daphne

Let’s take a break for a minute to praise Daphne Zepos, who passed away yesterday at an age that is far too young to ponder. I’d heard about Daphne long before I met her seven years ago, and everyone that … Continue reading

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Fromage of the Day, 05.10.12: L’Amuse

Fromage of the Day, 05.10.12: L’Amuse.  Tangy, sweet, and salty, this cow’s milk cheese is from Holland; Beemster never had it so good.  It pairs with your favorite Gavi di Gavi, an Evil Twin Yang, a very dry cider or … Continue reading

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Finally, Word is Out

This article was nice to wake up to. http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/high-end-takeout-at-gastronomie-491/?scp=1&sq=Gastronomie%20491&st=cse And yes, that’s what I’ve been up to for the first quarter 2012. I think it’s a very Joy of Cheese style case. So far, the following affineurs are represented in the case: … Continue reading

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