Look. We've been totally transparent about our love affair with cheese. It is life. We're not going to pretend to be a connoisseur. Or a cheesemonger. Or whatever they call people who know cheese. Like, really know cheese.
Emmi Roth took home 12 awards at the 2019 World Cheese Awards-- including two Super Gold Awards.
Find some Emmi Roth and celebrate by making this recipe using Super Gold Award-winner Emmi Le Gruyere AOP.
Smashed Potato Gratin
2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, cleaned
Salt and pepper
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 bay leaf
3 sprigs fresh thyme
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
6 ounces Emmi Le Gruyère AOP cheese, shredded
Heat oven to 425F. Place potatoes on rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake 40 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature.
Adjust oven to 400F. Butter 1 1/2- or 2-quart baking dish. Quarter potatoes and smash into 1- to 2-inch pieces. In sauce pan, combine cream, bay leaf, fresh thyme, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Bring to simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring frequently, 2 minutes. Remove from heat and remove bay leaf and thyme.
In prepared baking dish, arrange half of potato pieces in single layer, skin side down. Season with salt and pepper. Cover with half of shredded cheese and half of cream mixture. Add remaining potato pieces skin side up. Season with salt and pepper. Cover with remaining cream mixture and cheese. Bake uncovered 40 minutes. Allow to cool at least 5 minutes before serving.
It's off the hook! Pacifico Aquaculture True Striped Bass has been officially certified by the American Heart Association's Heart-Check Food Certification Program.
Consuming EPA (not that EPA) and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. One serving of this super bass provides 952 mgs/85 grams of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids.
(Could they have sent us a blurrier image? Seriously.)
And... Pacifico True Striped Bass is "thoughtfully raised in the clear, cool open-ocean waters adjacent to the marine sanctuary Isla Todos Santos off the coast of Ensenada in Baja California, Mexico."
Fancy! Plus, this fish has a "clean mouthfeel (we hope not like Listerine) and semi-firm texture (just like us!) making it an ideal fish for raw and cooked preparations including grilling, poaching, and braising, yielding a flaky fish with crispy skin."
Great. This particular striped bass actually sounds like it would make a good friend. We might have a hard time putting this in our mouth. Thanks, Disney, for that...
But for those that give zero effs, here's a yummy striped bass recipe. You'd better use Pacifico True Striped Bass...
Herb & Lemon Roasted Striped Bass
4 (6-ounce) striped bass fillets
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 425°. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place fish on pan. Grate lemon rind to measure 1 teaspoon; juice lemon to measure 1 tablespoon. Combine rind, juice, oil, thyme, oregano, salt, and black pepper; drizzle mixture over fish. Bake at 425° for 13 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.
*recipe courtesy of myrecipes
No need for those Tom Cruise drink-o-batics ala "Cocktail" (though that would be pretty sweet), or a degree in mixology. You can stir up some fancy cocktails at home in less than five minutes with the help of PepeCello and Doc Pepe's Lab-- our new drink(ing) buddies.
Two Italians walk into a bar... not really. But two Pepes (father and son) from Jersey with an Italian heritage are making our lives easier, classier, and tastier. No more hunting for all the right ingredients and spending a fortune when we can grab a bottle of this, and a garnish of that!
Doc Pepe's Lab Old Fashioned
2.5 oz of Doc Pepe's lab Old Fashioned
1 orange (twist the peel and garnish)
4 ice cubes (freeze edible flowers or orange bits if feeling extra)
Pour in glass of choice and enjoy!
PepeCello-- A Limoncello Spritz
1 oz. PepeCello
4 oz Prosecco
3 Mint & Basil leaves (gently muddle and garnish)
Combine the first two ingredients; garnish if you want; then drink up!
Costco loves to bring us the big eats. If you love tiramisu (you know, that Italian cake that tastes of coffee and chocolate), then get your jiggly buns over to your nearest location and snag their giant cake.
It’s 38 ounces of tastebud porn for $15.99. Perfect for the upcoming holiday season, or when your mother nags you for the five-millioneth time about your plans to pop-out some offspring…
For those that like their beer, sweeter, so to speak- Yuengling has teamed-up with Hershey’s for its Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter. The beverage clocks in at 4.7-percent ABV and will only be available on tap at bars and restaurants in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, D.C., Delaware, Indiana, and Kentucky while supplies last.
Don’t know you if you can bring a slice of that Costco tiramisu cake into a bar to try it with the Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter... maybe sneak a slice into your pocket…
Haus of V is a creative collective that shares a similar mindset -- with a twist.