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Polina Chesnakova

Articles written by Polina Chesnakova

Polina Chesnakova is a cook, baker and the writer behind Chesnok, a food blog inspired by her Russian-Georgian heritage. If she could, she would eat every meal as a picnic, followed by ice cream. She currently lives in Providence, RI.

Pecorino Sardo Panini

Calabrese, Roasted Red Pepper, and Arugula Panini with Pecorino Sardo PDO


Try this delicious panini with the milder Dolce version of Pecorino Sardo PDO.

Parmesan Chive Waffles


These waffles are light and tender on the inside thanks to ricotta, while still remain pleasingly crisp on the outside.

Whipped Feta

Whipped Feta with Roasted Red Peppers and Parsley


Briny whipped feta is tempered by smoky-sweet roasted red peppers in this addictive alternative to plain cream cheese.

Cowgirl Creamery Hilary Green Interview - Tomales

Best Cheeses: Northern California


Northern California’s longer growing season and lush pastures produce many award-winning cheeses.

Chicory Salad with Brown Butter Vinaigrette and Smoked Blue Cheese


A warm and nutty yet sharp vinaigrette brings out the toasted sweetness of smoked blue cheese, while allowing its rich paste to pop.

A Happy Holiday Feast


Culture’s best tips, tricks, and cheese-filled dishes to make your holiday feast a festive success.

Ingredients Matter


Cultured butter, free range eggs – buying ingredients can be intimidating. We’ve broken down all the buzzwords to make your grocery shopping a breeze.

Gougères with Ossau-Iraty and Piment d’Espelette


These cheese puffs become even more decadent with fruity Piment d’Espelette and nutty Ossau-Iraty.