Photo by Steve Legato
Here's a nice article in a Vermont newspaper about coming off the sugar parade of the holiday season and enjoying a nice, virtuous cheese plate for dessert instead. The ideas are courtesy of my book WINTERSWEET, which I hope you all have by now (or you've at least put in a request at your local library). Down at the bottom of the article are a few recipes for cheese accompaniments, like balsamic fig paste and port cranberry compote, that won't undermine your New Year's resolutions too much. Maybe just a little. As always, it's a good idea to seek out a few local cheeses to grace your cheese board. That's a no-brainer in Vermont, but it applies here in Massachusetts and many other places, too.
Also, for you southern New England folks, I'll be at the Monte Cristo Bookshop in New London, Connecticut this Saturday 1/11 at 7pm signing books and talking about winter desserts. Samples will be served as well as coffee. Well, something coffee-like at least. That's all I can promise with my traveling coffeepot and second-rate barista skills, but the desserts will be good for sure.
CT people, please spread the word!