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Berkeley, California’s Gregoire (Plus a Takeout-Inspired Recipe!)

Will and I were super hyped to go eat lunch at this iconic Berkeley grub hub this past Friday. We wanted to take a fancy—well, as fancy as we could afford— break from culture‘s California office. Gregoire is a fancy takeout joint built out of a hole-in-the-wall that serves French-style cuisine. Living in Berkeley, I hear about it […]

Eatfeats.com: Your One-Stop Source For Eating Contests

Let’s be honest, we’ve all fantasized what it would be like if we entered an eating contest. I know I always imagine myself winning, and raising my food covered fist into the air in proud victory. Outside of fantasy, I don’t think I would want to cram my stomach full of hotdogs like Joey “Jaws” […]

Cheese on Sushi??!

This past Friday was the grand opening event for Zensen Sushi Express. Becoming the newest addition to sushi restaurants on Durant Ave., one of Berkeley’s go-to food spots, Zensen reeled in enough customers to have customers line out of the door to get in. My friends and I had to wait over 45 minutes just […]

Tasting Tuesday: Q Drinks

Each week we taste a sampling of cheeses in our Cambridge office and discuss their flavors, textures, and our general impressions of them. Yum! Q Tonic: Jackie E. – The Q tonic is a little bit sweet up front with a strong bitter aftertaste. I find it to be more bitter than conventional tonic water, […]

The Cheese and Beer Pairings Party

My second day of work was a blast. Can you guess why? Well, obviously from the title, you can deduce that yes– there was a party. More specifically, it was our launch party to celebrate the release of the new Beer and Cheese: Perfect Pairings Guide for Kindle and iTunes. I’ve never participated in anything […]

Tasting Tuesday: Crave Brothers and Uniekaas

Each week we taste a sampling of cheeses in our Cambridge office and discuss their flavors, textures, and our general impressions of them. Yum! Crave Brothers Mascarpone Cow’s Milk – Wisconsin Amanda – The taste is pure, the taste is simple. It tastes like a rustic scene in summer with wild flowers. Kate E. – […]

Tasting Tuesday: Westfield Farm Goat Cheeses

Each week we taste a sampling of cheeses in our Cambridge office and discuss their flavors, textures, and our general impressions of them. Yum! Hubbardston Blue Goat’s Milk – Massachusetts Becca – Smells musky yet dry, like fresh hay in the barn. The taste is milder than I anticipated, light cream with a touch of […]

Tasting Tuesday: Widmer’s Cheese Cellars

Each week we taste a sampling of cheeses in our Cambridge office and discuss their flavors, textures, and our general impressions of them. Yum! Wisconsin Mild Brick Cow’s Milk – Wisconsin  Kate E. – I’m a Midwest girl, and this cheese appeals to that side of me. Right away, the smell was very buttery. The texture […]

The Culture-verse Expands

Hello, culture-verse! My name is Katie, and I’m pleased to introduce myself as culture‘s new editor. I’ve been working inculture‘s Boston office for a month now. I’m still in settling-in mode, but I’m thrilled to be here. As you may have read previously in this post, my background is in daily journalism — most recently […]

Tasting Tuesday: Crema de Blue and Netherlands Cheeses

Each week we taste a sampling of cheeses in our Cambridge office and discuss their flavors, textures, and our general impressions of them. Yum! Crema de Blue Cow’s Milk – New Jersey Kate E. – I love the smell of this cheese. It’s like fresh, french bread. This makes the briny taste extra surprising. The […]

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