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Food writer and critic Alice Levitt is the dining editor for Houstonia magazine. She published her first book, Vermont: An Explorer's Guide (Countryman Press), in 2015.

Smoked and Studded

There are golden, studded cylinders on tables all over Krakow’s Stary Kleparz market. Are they bread? Treasure chests? Ornate jewelry? The handwritten signs say oscypek, a type of cheese made by only about 150 people in the Tatra mountains, which form the natural border between Poland and Slovakia. Oscypek is a sheep’s milk cheese similar […]

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