A few years ago I packed up my bags and headed to the midwest to judge Wisconsin’s Grilled Cheese Academy’s Recipe Showdown. Not only was it like THE BEST TRIP EVER because I got to taste about a billion different ooey gooey creations, but I also got to get a taste of what cheese country was all about. I met prolific cheese makers, heard their stories, learned about cheese making, and most importantly, ATE ALL THE CHEESE!
It was there that I met my cheesy girl crush, Marieke Penterman, who moved from the Netherlands to Wisconsin to craft her authentic gouda cheese right here in America. It’s mildly salty, just a tad sweet, perfectly nutty, and melts like a dream. Her Dutch gouda is basically a match made in heaven for grilled cheese lovers. Continue reading →
This morning I hosted The Food Network’s Facebook Live and made a super cheesy tartine au fromage (fancy cheese toast) with an avocado and caramelized grapefruit salad! Not only was this the second time that I got to go live in front of way too many people, but it’s also international women’s day, my two year anniversary with Jeremy, and the first day of my period. All pretty great stuff, right?
With such an emotional mix of events happening, I don’t even know what to write about so I’m just going to let the love and emotions flow. Continue reading →
Can y’all believe it? This young girl right here did her first Facebook live segment for the Food Network yesterday! In all honesty, it was super stressful but also really fucking awesome at the same time. Yesterday I experienced first hand that there’s a huge difference between shooting a cooking video, editing it down to perfection, and then presenting it in tip top shape to your audience that makes it a breeze. This, on the other hand, was a different beast. Continue reading →