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Giving Cheese a Sweet Side

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Cheddar cheese with apple pie is an American classic, but why? Laura Werlin, author of several books, including The All American Cheese and Wine Book and Cheese Essentials, noted that the habit of pairing savory cheese with sweet accompaniments like jams, honeys, or chutneys gives you the classic savory and sweet contrast that people love in dishes such as ham with pineapple or duck with orange sauce.

Want to try this for yourself? You don’t want to just plop a dab of the same jelly you use on toast atop cheese; there are a few guidelines you’ll want to keep in mind.

Wontons: A Favorite Quick and Versatile Appetizer

by Molly Ledin, food experience manager
Thursday, June 30, 2011

A friend who I haven’t seen recently called a few nights ago and before I knew it, I had invited her and her husband over for dinner. Dinner … the very next night. At 34, I am just beginning to realize that I don’t ever give myself enough time to prepare for anything – I tend to say to myself, “How hard can it be?” and not until I am fully enthralled in whatever it is that I had convinced myself was not so hard, I realize that indeed, it is. Maybe not “hard” per say, but time consuming. Yes, that’s a better way to look at it.

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