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Event Thu Oct 06 2011

Half Acre Beer-Cheese Pop-Up

halfacre.jpgThe guys over at Half Acre are hosting a pop-up cheese shop in their tasting room from 3pm to 6pm this Saturday. Check out a variety of cheese from Jasper Hill Cellars (including my personal favorite Cabot Creamery) and bread from Elmore Mountain, both Vermont-based artisans. Half Acre founderGabriel Magliaro says,, "Cheese goodies will be available for purchase -- and available for accompaniment with a complimentary flight of sample sized pours, representing 4 of our particularly cheese friendly brews. In short, you buy the cheese, you get the beers." They'll be sampling:

Cabot Clothbound Cheddar - butterscotch, tangy, brothy, nutty
Landaff - bright, grassy, tonicy (best melter for grilled cheeses)
Bayley Hazen Blue - anisey, raisiny, chocolatey
Harbison - spoonable bloomy rind wrapped in bark - sweet cream, woodsy, herbal, mustardy

Plus they will be hosting a second pairing event over at Lush later that evening. Check out Half Acre's blog for more details.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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