Some “food art” can only be achieved by professional food stylists. We’re always delighted to come across something simple, that we can make ourselves. Serve the tomato flowers with a round of Boursin as an appetizer, or use individual “flowers” as an individual plate garnish. Thanks to Boursin for the idea.     RECIPE: BOURSIN […]

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[1] You can build these crisps on any base you like. We chose toasted ficelle*, a long loaf of French bread that’s narrower than a baguette (photos #1 and #2 © Cambria Style). [2] Buy extra figs and place them in a bowl for those who’d like some fresh fruit. [3] Divina fig spread is […]

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Chef Eric LeVine is a chef whom we love to follow. He is a fountain of creative ideas, always looking to bring something new and delectable to his restaurant menus. His aim is not just to feed his patrons well, but to delight them. Also a cookbook author and multi-award-winning chef—including a champion of the […]

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[1] Mac & Cheese Candy Canes (photos © Archie McPhee). [2] Pickle Bacon Candy Canes.   Don’t like peppermint candy canes? How about some Mac & Cheese-flavored candy canes? Macaroni and cheese has become a holiday tradition in many homes, so why put it on the tree? This set of six candy canes tastes like […]

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[1] Party Perfect cheese selection (all photos © Mozzarella Company). [2] The Thanksgiving Special. [3] Holiday Spreadables. [4] A close-up of the Mascarpone Torta. You can buy them individually, in four flavors.   For your favorite turophile (cheese lover), how about a selection of artisan cheeses from one of America’s great cheesemakers, Paula Lambert, founder […]

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When there’s a chill in the air, it’s time to make fondue or raclette. Most Americans are familiar with fondue; less so with raclette (rah-CLET—photo #1). Raclette is a melted cheese dish that’s easier to eat than fondue: no bread or veggies to get dropped and lost in the pot. Raclette is a specific type […]

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[1] This gouda from Basiron in Holland is infused with pesto. Get it at iGourmet (photo © iGourmet). [2] Coupole, from Vermont Creamery, is one of our favorite goat cheeses. The brain-like surface is caused by Geotrichum candidum, a fungus that colonizes nearly all fungal surface-ripened cheeses during the early stages of ripening. Here’s more […]

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