Monthly Archives: November 2015

Cheese board 101: Tips to impress guests

By Emily Ryan, For Digital First Media This artful arrangement of cheeses includes L’Amuse Gouda, right. Photo by Emily Ryan   To entertain with ease this holiday season, just say, “cheese.” “Everyone loves cheese, and you can never really disappoint anybody by putting out a nice cheese board,” suggested Michael Montesano of Montesano Bros. Italian Market & Catering in Eagle and Bucktown. “It’s a good conversation piece,” he added. “And it gets people interacting with each other. Plus, it’s absolutely delicious!” Chef Christine Kondra couldn’t agree more. She and her husband recently opened Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie in Wayne. “I...

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Easy holiday apps — Start off your festivities with special appetizers

By Emily Ryan, For Digital First Media Enjoy this festive and easy bruschetta with homemade garlic crostini. Photo by Emily Ryan   With the holidays fast approaching, choose some new apps — no smart phone required! Impress guests with six simple starters like fig crostini, featuring fig jam, Granny Smith apples and pecorino. “You’ve got the sweetness of the jam, the tartness of the apple and the saltiness of the cheese. All the different tastes come together,” described John Serock, president of John Serock Catering in West Chester. He also recommends onion soup bites, phyllo cups filled with caramelized onions...

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Galer Estate Winery

http://www.galerestate.com/

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Chaddsford Winery

http://www.chaddsford.com/

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The Washington at Yellow Springs

http://washington.yellowsprings.org/

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The Barn at Silverstone

http://www.thebarnatsilverstone.com/

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Rosebank Winery

http://www.rosebankwinery.com/

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Power Plant Productions

http://www.powerplantproductions.com/

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Faunbrook

http://faunbrook.com/

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Colonial Dames

http://nscdapa.org/

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