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Cheese and Stuff

Charles and I have been reading “On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of The Kitchen” by Harold McGee. Yesterday we finished the section on cheese. A painful section to read, as at the end of almost every paragraph Charles would groan and say, “I want cheese!”

So, I guess we are going to explore cheeses, if we can find some! The local Kroger’s had nothing new and exciting to offer, other than a solid block of Parmesan, a solid (small) block of Mozzarella, and a French Gournay cheese. Gourney is a soft cheese, this particular one blended with garlic, salt, pepper, parsley and chives, so I’m not sure that Charles will care much for it, since he’s not a big garlic fan. I will have to make the drive to the Publix in Decatur and see what they offer. We’d like to try a new cheese or two every week, maybe make some new dishes with them, and track which cheeses we like and which we don’t. Sounds like a yummy study!

Wednesday I finished reading “Meriwether” by David Nevin and began reading “Dream West, which is the last of Nevin’s “The American Story” series that I have yet to read. The whole series has been very interesting. I love reading about Jefferson and Madison and Burr and Lewis and Clark as real people, rather than historical figures. Nevin’s books bring them to life, puts conversations and thoughts and feelings to them. And it has been doubly interesting reading about the early exploration and settlement of areas west of the Appalachians. With all our recent trips to Evansville, it’s been cool to pass through areas that I had just read about and picture them as they were 200 years ago.

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