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An Ode to Cheese for National Poetry Month

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The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein

My parents were – and still are – voracious readers, and they encouraged my sister and I to do the same as much as possible. While my sister read on occasion, I would get lost in a bookstore for hours, curl up on the giant square pillows the local shop had strewn all over the children’s section and just sink into a pile of books. My mom volunteered at our school library sometimes and was always hip to the latest trend and bestselling authors, so she would offer suggestions all the time. My dad was not as in touch with the adolescent brain so he would pick titles that appealed to him or chose covers that looked cool and distinct. Continue reading

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Stinky Cheese Festival funks up NYC again

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It’s that time of year, New Yorkers! The Stinky Cheese Festival is in full funk so get out there and smell the cheesy goodness! The Tour de France NYC restaurant group, nine of the Big Apple’s finest eateries, has put aside the mild and is showing off the wild that the cheese the French have to offer. Twenty of the funkiest fromages of France will be incorporated into specialty menus from now until February 25th. The Mouse wishes we could be there to take in the sweet and stinky pleasures of Raclette, Stilton, Epoisses, and Gorgonzola. Any House Mouse fans who find themselves in New York and attend this event, please keep in touch and let us know the faves and the just plain funky.

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Third Annual Stinky Cheese Festival

Attention all stinky cheese lovers! If you happen to be in New York City over the next four days, be sure to check out the Third Annual Stinky Cheese Festival running now until March 12th. Visit one of eight restaurants featuring variations of the same three-course meal consisting of an appetizer of Raclette De Fromage,  Chicken Cordon Bleu for the main course  and dessert – Poached Pear with Gorgonzola.

In addition to the pre-fix menu, the festival will be showcasing over 20 kinds of funky fromage from Epoisses to my beloved Stinking Bishop.

For more information, check out the Tour De France NYC website.

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A brief history of cheese

What do Napoleon, Emperor Charlemagne, and Charles de Gaulle have in common? Besides being heavy-duty leaders in history, these guys loved their cheese. Wonder how Camembert got its name or the difference between blue cheese, Roquefort, and Gorgonzola? Dubby Bhagat of The Himalayan Times has put together a brief list of some famous cheeses and how they came into being.

For a more in-depth history, check out The Nibble’s article which breaks down cheese throughout history by time period. No surprise the Dark Ages were stagnate for cheese innovation.

Read full articles at Saying Cheese and The History of Cheese.

Photo source: Mentalfloss

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