Cheese Learning Is its Own Delicious Experience: On the Cheese Trail in LA

My career as a cheese-monger was short-lived. I spent a whirlwind six months behind the counter, learning everything I could about every cheese in the case and studying each cheesemaker, farmer, and region those cheeses represented. I filled notebooks, stacked flashcards, and took home hunks of cheese daily, committing provenance and process to memory as... Read More

Going Out for Tapas in Granada Means Ordering Drinks, Not Food

Every region of Spain stakes its own claim to the centuries old invention of tapas. There are as many legends about tapas’ origins as there are styles on a tapas plate: Did King Ferdinand II of Aragon make it mandatory for bar owners to serve food with alcohol in order to calm a drunk and... Read More