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Laurel is a contributing editor at culture and a food and travel writer based in Austin, Texas. She also serves as editor at Edible Aspen.

Exploring the Texas Queso Festival


Explore new takes on queso at this quirky Texas festival.

Remembering Anthony Bourdain


“I have the best job in the world. If I’m unhappy, it’s a failure of imagination.” —Anthony Bourdain I met Anthony Bourdain in the summer of 2012, when “The Layover” was taping at my former place of work, a now-shuttered cheese shop in Seattle. Like so many, I’d been an ardent fan since reading Kitchen […]

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Voicings: Christina Tosi, Founder and CEO, Milk Bar


Award-winning pastry chef Christina Tosi talks about switching tracks from electrical engineering to pastry and founding Milk Bar

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The Great 28 Pairings: Cheese + Goat


Get your goat—it’s pairing time

Sara says hello to Karrot the goat. Photo credit: Josh Huskin

As Luck Would Have It: The Story of Pure Luck Farm and Dairy


Family comes first at Pure Luck Farm and Dairy in Dripping Springs, Texas

Chef Dan Barber, photo credit: Susie Cushner

Voicings: Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill


Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill dishes about his favorite cheese, hobbies, and the most critical issue facing the restaurant industry

Chef Alice Waters of Chez Panisse

Voicings: Alice Waters


The inimitable Bay Area chef on urban farmers’ markets, small food businesses, and the evolution of American cheesemakers