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Ask Marilyn – “Capers”

by Marilyn Markel in Learn

Have questions about a recipe, cooking techniques, cooking tools or ingredients? Hosting your first dinner party or holiday gathering and need some ideas or tips?
Marilyn, our Cooking School Manager, is here to answer all of your cooking questions. We will protect your anonymity so feel free to ask anything, even the questions you never dared to ask about cooking. From novice to pro, this advice column is for food people,… read more

What is Your Favorite Wine?

by Elizabeth Cooper in Learn, Wine & Beer

What is your favorite wine? I must get asked this at least 5 times a day. It seems like such a simple question, but it becomes a daunting task to answer. Wine, for me, is extremely subjective. Like so many things in life, what I enjoy is influenced by the time of day, where I am, what mood I may be in, what is happening at the time and what I have consumed prior (food, beer, spirits, other wine…). Because of this, you will rarely… read more

Ask Marilyn – “Dry/Wet Measuring Cups”

by Marilyn Markel in Learn, Wine & Beer, Learn

Have questions about a recipe, cooking techniques, cooking tools or ingredients? Hosting your first dinner party or holiday gathering and need some ideas or tips?
    Marilyn, our Cooking School Manager, is here to answer all of your cooking questions. We will protect your anonymity so feel free to ask anything, even the questions you never dared to ask about cooking. From novice to pro, this advice column is… read more

Summer in North Carolina: It’s So Hard to Beat the Heat!

by Matt Hart in Learn, Wine & Beer, Learn, Cheese

We cheesemongers notice an enormous lull in the sales of semi-firm and firm cheeses come summertime (doubly so if your counter resides in a College town like ours does). It would appear that most folks don’t want to stuff firm or semi-firm cheeses into their skulls on hot summer days unless, of course, said cheeses are sliced and melted on a burger. While summertime sales of firm and semi-firm decline, the fresh cheeses… read more

Ask Marilyn – “Funduta”

by Marilyn Markel in Learn, Wine & Beer, Learn, Cheese, Learn

Have questions about a recipe, cooking techniques, cooking tools or ingredients? Hosting your first dinner party or holiday gathering and need some ideas or tips?
Marilyn, our Cooking School Manager, is here to answer all of your cooking questions. We will protect your anonymity so feel free to ask anything, even the questions you never dared to ask about cooking. From novice to pro, this advice column is for food people,… read more

The Color of Wine…

by Elizabeth Cooper in Learn, Wine & Beer, Learn, Cheese, Learn, Wine & Beer

 

One of any bottle’s most recognizable characteristics, color is the element of wine that helps distinguish ripeness, development and, in some cases, varietal. The origins of color in wine can come from the skins, juice, fermentation and aging methods as well as simply the age of the wine itself. I recently had the opportunity to discuss the color of a particular wine with someone who insisted that red wines… read more

Ask Marilyn – “Flavored Butter”

by Marilyn Markel in Learn, Wine & Beer, Learn, Cheese, Learn, Wine & Beer, Learn

Have questions about a recipe, cooking techniques, cooking tools or ingredients? Hosting your first dinner party or holiday gathering and need some ideas or tips?
Marilyn, our Cooking School Manager, is here to answer all of your cooking questions. We will protect your anonymity so feel free to ask anything, even the questions you never dared to ask about cooking. From novice to pro, this advice column is for food people,… read more

Ask Marilyn – “Melons”

by Marilyn Markel in Learn, Wine & Beer, Learn, Cheese, Learn, Wine & Beer, Learn, Learn

Have questions about a recipe, cooking techniques, cooking tools or ingredients? Hosting your first dinner party or holiday gathering and need some ideas or tips?
Marilyn, our Cooking School Manager, is here to answer all of your cooking questions. We will protect your anonymity so feel free to ask anything, even the questions you never dared to ask about cooking. From novice to pro, this advice column is for food people,… read more

“Hey, there’s something in the bottom of my glass!”

by Elizabeth Cooper in Learn, Wine & Beer, Learn, Cheese, Learn, Wine & Beer, Learn, Learn, Wine & Beer

“Hey, there’s something in the bottom of my glass!”…or on the end of the cork or even stuck to the lip and inside neck of the bottle; but what is it? I’ve been getting this question a lot lately. With the arrival of the “natural” wine movement, we are seeing many more unfiltered, unrefined wines on the market. This resurgence of wines in the raw has brought on more customer confusion. There… read more

Ask Marilyn – “Homemade Mayonnaise”

by Marilyn Markel in Learn, Wine & Beer, Learn, Cheese, Learn, Wine & Beer, Learn, Learn, Wine & Beer, Learn

Have questions about a recipe, cooking techniques, cooking tools or ingredients? Hosting your first dinner party or holiday gathering and need some ideas or tips?
Marilyn, our Cooking School Manager, is here to answer all of your cooking questions. We will protect your anonymity so feel free to ask anything, even the questions you never dared to ask about cooking. From novice to pro, this advice column is for food people,… read more