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Things We Love: Big Picture Farm Goat Milk Caramels

December 28, 2011
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Is it just me or do you ever get the urge to quit your day job, move to the country and start a goat farm? Well, that is exactly what the owners of Big Picture Farm in Townshend, VT have done. Louisia Conrad and Lucas Farrell, who both double as artists in their free time (read […]

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Things We Love: Fabrique Délices Boudin Noir

June 21, 2011
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The first time I ever encountered Boudin Noir was a few years ago at Cafe Degas, the charming mid-city restaurant. Much to my amusement the sausage in question was not from Louisiana but hailed from far off, exotic San Fransisco. Years and many boudins later, I consider myself to be a pro. Nothing yet has […]

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A Better Bread

January 19, 2011

The Gourmet: Wonderbread is not food. Neither is a lot of the super starchy, sugar packed crap most of us eat in lieu of bread.  Gourmand grew up eating dense, whole wheat based breads. Filling and fortifying, and made from grains that last you for hours. We’ve tried to recreated this bread at home, but even […]

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It’s The Little Things

November 29, 2010

The Gourmet: A quick post for any of you who are looking for something a little special, a little out of the ordinary and a little decadent for the holidays. As if you need any encouragement.  Thursday was my mother’s birthday and as always I struggled with what to get for her. Lo and behold […]

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Red, White and Delivered Monthly

November 3, 2010

The Gourmet: Gourmand is from a strange and far away land called Europe, where people have funny accents and are Socialists (!). So, when we got married this past summer his industrious friends pooled their money to buy us a gift that could be easily transported back to America. The result was the most wonderful wedding gift […]

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Market Hall Foods

November 2, 2010

The Gourmet: I love specialty stores. In my ideal world I would never go to a super market. A butcher, baker, and fish monger, yes please. Rouses, Winn-Dixie, and Breaux Mart, no thank you. New Orleans has its fair share of specialty stores and it is usually not a challenge to find more interesting items […]

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