Full confession – I have a bit of a tea obsession. It started with the super sweet milk tea that accompanied dim sum excursions growing up, followed with myriad bubble tea variations, unsweetened iced teas as a substitute for soda, and the pleasant ritual of traditional afternoon tea. I now have a cup of tea at least once a day – starting with a morning black tea, followed with an afternoon cup, and sometimes finished with a dessert or herbal tea in the evening. I always favor unsweetened these days. I appreciate a good cup of coffee, but for me, tea’s where it’s at. Continue Reading
Happy (almost) Hump Day, Noshers! I’m definitely thankful for a shortened work week. What did you do this past Labor Day weekend? I cooked up a storm, including a huge batch of quinoa (I didn’t know it expanded that much – oops), and I’m definitely enjoying the fruits of that labor this week!
Today, I’m excited to share with you a fun and delicious event that I recently attended – Dinner With Luca, hosted by Grana Padano and MasterChef Season 4 winner Luca Manfé! I’ve said this multiple times before – if I had to eat only one food for the rest of my life, it would be cheese. I just loooove cheese! So I was super excited to atttend this event, where we learned all about Grana Padano cheese and its three distinct ages: Continue Reading
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a cheese class at the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center. This class, titled “The Great Iberian Peninsula: The Glorious Cheeses & Wines of Spain and Portugal,” featured wines and cheese from, of course, Spain and Portugal – yum! I admit I am most familiar with French cheeses, and my knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese cheeses didn’t extend much beyond Manchego. So I was especially excited to learn more about the cheeses (and wines) from the Iberian peninsula!
Our instructor for the evening was Candela Prol, who was very well versed in both cheese and wine:
NoshGirl confession: when I was in school, I was a huge nerd and proud of it! I love classes, learning, taking notes, even (gasp!) tests. So when I attended Artisanal’s Italian Cheese & Wine Class with my sister @cheezplease, I was especially excited! Two of my passions CHEESE and learning, combined.
When I first stepped out of the elevator at Artisanal’s education center, I was greeted with this familiar and welcoming sign: