Why don't I ever see flavored tofu in the store? They flavor cheese with all kinds of veggies, herbs and spices. But tofu is always sold plain. Why not add flavors to homemade tofu? Viola! That's why I made curry spiced tofu from scratch.
Jack is a great cheese to make at home. Spiced with cumin seeds and smoked paprika, my goal was to create a creamy melting cheese laced with earthy, smokey flavors that would be perfect on a cheese board, tacos or in fondue.
With the holidays around the corner and a jeweled bag of Wisconsin cranberries in the fridge, a festive mustard was in order. Could cranberries and mustard go together? The trick was to find the right balance between bitter, sour, sweet and salty.
Lobster mushrooms are the strangest edible fungi that I’ve yet encountered. Unlike their camouflaged cousin the morel, a lobster is like a stop sign. Look at me, I’m over here! And once you find one pocket, others are sure to follow.
The October Charcutepalooza challenge was to “stretch.” I decided to make pork rillettes, or pork jam as the French affectionately call it. From a technical aspect, rillettes are about as easy as making pot roast.