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American Cheese Month with Whole Foods + GIVEAWAY!

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Happy Tuesday, Noshers!  I know, Tuesday is often a much-maligned day (definitely not the weekend, not Friday, not even the accepted-with-resignation Hump Day.  But there are indeed two reasons to be happy – 1. October is American Cheese Month and 2.  Whole Foods Market and I are helping you celebrate with a GIVEAWAY!!

American Cheese is so much more than the orange slices of youth and yore.  In celebration of this month of cheesy celebration, my friends at Whole Foods asked if I’d be open to checking out several cheeses that they carry from some American cheese makers.  Um, I’m sure you can my answer to that question.  Within the minute (okay, the hour), I rushed over to my closest Whole Foods to check out my American Cheese options.

If you want a quick indication of the variety and diversity of American cheeses, just stop by your local cheesemonger at Whole Foods.  Texture! (soft, crumbly, hard, creamy). Milk! (cow, goat, sheep). Aroma! I could go on and on.   After much discussion with the Columbus Circle location’s cheesemonger, and some generous sampling, I decided on five luscious cheeses to sample.

I began my journey around the cheese plate with an old favorite – Humboldt Fog by Cypress Grove Chevre.   Continue Reading

American Cheese Month with Whole Foods! + a GIVEAWAY!

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Happy Hump Day, Noshers! Today, I’m super excited to write about one of my favorite foods ever – cheese!  And to make this post even more awesome (because let’s face it, a post is already at a baseline level of awesomeness when the topic is cheese), keep reading for an awesome GIVEAWAY!  Woohoo!

As you might have guessed from the title of this post, October is American Cheese Month.  In celebration, the folks at Whole Foods asked if I’d be open to checking out several cheeses that they carry from some American cheesemakers.  I’m sure you can guess what my answer to that question was! So, with a cheese-destined gift card in my hot little hands, I rushed over to my closest Whole Foods to check out my American Cheese options.

A quick perusal of the Whole Foods American cheese section revealed that this was definitely not the American cheese of my youth.  There were soft cheeses, stinky cheeses, washed rinds, goat cheeses, sheeps milk cheeses – the possibilities for my American Cheese plate were endless!  After much deliberation, I decided on four luscious cheeses to sample. Continue Reading

Head’s-Up: Cabot Cheese Dinner Giveaway

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Image via Cabot Cheese

So, every so often I come across a food or dining-related giveaway and after submitting my own entry think, “I bet my fellow Noshers would totally love this prize!”  For some reason, that hasn’t translated into blog posts – but there’s always a first for everything, right?  I just entered a giveaway that Cabot Cheese is hosting with a grand prize (3 of them, actually!) of a dinner party for 10 friends at your home, fully catered and staffed.  Cabot Creamery’s Chef, Jimmy Kennedy, will create a menu inspired by one of three menu themes – BBQ, Comfort Food or Foodie Fare (I think I’d choose Foodie Fare – you?).  Never mind the teeny tiny fact that my teeny tiny NYC apartment can hardly fit 5 people, let alone 10 – if I win I’m sure a friend would volunteer their place in exchange for a catered dinner party, right? 🙂  The contest is open to those living in the NYC area – soooo *I’m* thinking if you’re not local, you should totally ask a NYC area friend to enter and then invite yourself to that dinner party. Right? Right??

You can enter the giveaway via Cabot Cheese’s Facebook page, where there are a ton of recipes featuring Cabot Cheese (Bacon Jalapeno Mac ‘n Cheese, anyone?), until New Year’s Eve.

On a related note, did you know that Cabot Creamery is a dairy cooperative made up of 1,200 farm families?  I had no idea, and I think that’s pretty cool.

If you win the Cabot Cheese catered dinner party for 10, will one seat be available for, say…a NoshGirl? (I kid, I kid) 😉

Brother Jimmy’s #QueSummer Event and a GIVEAWAY!

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Happy Monday, Noshers!  How did you all spend the weekend? It sure was a scorcher in NYC – phew! Definitely called for a short trip to Long Beach and some lounging!

If you follow me on twitter, you’ll know that I attended a Brother Jimmy’s #QueSummer event last week.  Consisting of a 5-course, BBQ-focused meal, it was saucy, juicy, tender meaty goodness.  Oh, and colorful beverages galore – just take a look at the menu:

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GIVEAWAY – How to Cook Everything!

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…(and I mean EVERYTHING)

via Mark Bittman

I am SO EXCITED to be doing this giveaway!  Let’s face it – I have a tiny apartment kitchen and limited time.  As much as I’d love to prepare a 4-hr meal, I won’t.  Enter Mark Bittman‘s How to Cook Everything (Tenth Anniversary Edition!).  Mark Bittman, my beloved New York Times food writer, is known for his non-fussy but super-yummy approach to food.  This book was recommended to be my three separate individuals, and once I purchased it, I was hooked. I read this book like a novel – it is that good.  Seriously, you learn how to cook EVERYTHING – and it’s quick, easy (no really) and delicious.  Right after I made a few recipes from this book, I knew I wanted to host a giveaway for it as well!

Would you like to WIN your very own copy?  Here’s how to enter:

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