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23 Mar, 2007

Yesterday’s lunch

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Photography|Recipes and Food

Sarah's lunch

As you can see, the theme of yesterday’s lunch was “orange.” That is, except for the cheese. This is the stinky cheese I referred to in my post the other day. Notice the black line through it. I wondered what it was, and trotted off to google. And then I thought hey, another blog post about cheese! Sure!

It’s called Morbier. I discovered that the black stuff is actually WOOD ASH. Yes. You read that right. My almost-six-year-old daughter eats stinky cheese that features WOOD ASH. I cannot deny that this is some excellent cheese, wood ash and all.

If you happen to be one of those people who are interested in cheese production (or appreciate food journalism in general), please consider reading this great little article about Morbier cheese on the NYT website.

Please note: “Morbier is best eaten in very thin slices, with the rose gray rind removed and accompanied by fresh country bread and a glass of local red wine.” Yum.

In Sarah’s case she had to make do with a glass of milk instead.

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5 Responses to "Yesterday’s lunch"

1 | Miss Vicky

March 23rd, 2007 at 9:23 am


i hope you had the wine!

2 | megan

March 23rd, 2007 at 10:26 am


I am in the market for a new camera, your pic’s are great, what kind do you use?

3 | andrea

March 23rd, 2007 at 10:34 am


Thanks Megan! I use a Nikon D70. It’s a digital SLR. I luuuurve it. :)

4 | karrie

March 23rd, 2007 at 4:26 pm


Try some Humboldt Fog is you can. Yum, yum!

5 | kate1976

March 24th, 2007 at 3:57 pm


mmm cheeeeeese… best eaten with EVERYTHING. I am hungry now…

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