Crab Bake

Crab Bake

Serve baked crab with crusty bread and a cold beer. Print Crab Bake Author: The Framed Table   Ingredients 8 oz cooked crab meat 1 tbsp parsley, chopped 2 tbsp gin 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 4 tbsp grated cheddar ground black pepper 1 peeled whole onion 5 or 6 cloves 1.5 cups milk 1 small bay […]

Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

Lobster Macaroni & Cheese

Thomas Jefferson did not invent macaroni and cheese.  Our third President was however famously obsessed with the pasta and cheese dishes he enjoyed in Europe, so much so that he had a macaroni machine delivered from Italy to Monticello in Virginia so he could serve “macaroni” (his word for any kind of pasta) to his […]

Chabichou du Poitou

Chabichou du Poitou

Chabichou du Poitou is a French goat cheese from the Poitou-Charentes region, a cheese which according to legend dates back to the mid 700s.  As old as this cheese is however, it was only in 1990 that it was granted Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) protecting the authenticity of its origin.  The soil is chalky in this […]

Montgomery’s Cheddar

Montgomery's Cheddar

Unlike some British cheese names, the name Cheddar is not government controlled or protected.  This means that Cheddar is open to international imitation and interpretation. Fortunately Montgomery’s, Keen’s and Westcombe, three British farms producing Cheddar using the old traditional method, joined together to create an Artisan Somerset Cheddar British Slow Food Presidium, a local project dedicated […]

Brin d’Amour Cheese

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Brin d’Amour cheese is a French raw sheep’s milk cheese from Corsica, and is also known as Fleur du Maquis (the Flower of the Maquis).  There are many translations for Brin d’Amour such as “sprig of love” or “breath of love” which seem to have been inspired by its romantically aromatic coating of dried herbs. […]