Fall harvest season is one of my favorite times of year. The leaves are changing, and as the cool breeze releases us from the sweaty grip of east coast humidity, we look for ways to participate in the beauty of the season. Some people take leaf gawking drives through the country, or visit apple orchards and pumpkin patches with a hay ride on the side. I, however, luckily remembered that fall harvest season also applies to grapes, and thought our local vineyards and wineries would be buzzing with activity.
We all love our Parmigiano-Reggiano and Pecorino Romano, but there’s a whole world of aged hard cheese to explore for the purpose of grating. When grating cheese over dishes, it is important to remember that the cheese should be selected for its individual merits and flavor profiles, and not merely as part of a salt [...]
After a record-breaking summer of heat, I have been chomping at the bit for a breath full of cool, crisp, fragrant autumn air. My husband and I packed a weekend bag and headed into New England for a couples weekend with some long-time, but long-lost friends.