SA artisanal cheesery hopes virus will boost Slow Food

Cheddar-making was put on hold when coronavirus struck an artisanal cheesery on the outskirts of Clarens, a town tucked into the foothills of the Maluti mountains of central South Africa.Hard cheeses requiring months of ripening were no longer viable, and the small business battled to stay afloat as sales plummeted.Cheesemaker Marietjie Crowther only managed to…Continue Reading

Mold? In My Trendy, Artisanal Jam?

Photographer: Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesFood Twitter had two things on its mind this weekend: cake memes, and moldy jam. Since it opened in 2011, Jessica Koslow’s Los Angeles restaurant Sqirl has been positively fawned over for its “new California cooking” and artisanal jams (including by MUNCHIES). “For a certain stripe of out-of-town visitor (me),”…Continue Reading