DIY

Scenes from our Cheese and Butter 101 at The Brooklyn Brewery

Last week the topic of the latest installment in Edible’s How-To lecture series was Dairy. Anne Saxelby of Saxelby Cheesemongers started off the evening with a discussion of affinage, or the art of maturing and aging cheeses, showing three different blocks of the same cheese at different stages courtesy Jasper Hill Farm. Fromager Tia Keenan continued with a lecture on cheese boards, using cheese from Lucy’s Whey.

The Fungus Among Us: The City Room’s Mushroom Photo ID Series

Foragers and fans of Central Park know wet fall weather has led to a bumper crop of mushrooms, so much so that the New York Times City Room asked readers to send in photos of their finds. They tapped mycologist and Manhattanite Gary Lincoff–he’s the author of the Audubon Society’s Field Guide to North American Mushrooms–to ID them, and the 19 photos from his first fascinating report are now up online.

It’s Like Butter. Literally: Learn How to Churn Your Own at our Milk and Cheese 101 Next Week

Forget canning and kombucha making: The real D.I.Y. frontier is dairy. Learn the art of cheese aging and how to churn your own butter in our latest installment of our How-To series at Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg next Wednesday the 26th. Anne Saxelby from Saxelby Cheesemongers in Essex Market will be speaking, along with other experts. (It’s just off the Bedford L stop.) Better still, it’s a very D.I.Y price at just $5. Buy those amazingly priced tickets right here.

Next Wednesday Night Taste India, Mexico and Austria (and More) in the Amazing Angel Orensanz Center

From Eat Drink Local Week to Good Beer, Edible is known for throwing some of the most delicious food and drink-focused events in the city. Here’s two coming up soon you won’t want to miss, including our Edible Escape on Wednesday, October 19th in the Lower East Side. Between the Gildas from Txikito and Chana Masala Rolls from Kati Roll, there will be plenty of food, but what’s food without drink? We’ve got that covered as well, with Beer from Stella Artois to wine from Austria to The Darjeeling Unlimited, a concoction of Tuthilltown bourbon and Harney and Sons tea. For the rest of the line-up, check out our events page.