It’s continuing education, right? You need to learn more about artisanal American cheeses and domestic wines. Now is your chance. The Cheese Cottage, located at 650 St. Louis St. in downtown Mobile, is holding a class to further your knowledge on this very subject with its Celebrating American Artisans class, Sunday, June 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Guests … err … students, will be treated to tastings of artisanal American cheeses from independent dairies and taught by experts the ins and outs of pairing them with American wines. Expect combinations you’ve never before experienced. Tickets are $25 per person and available through thecheesecottagellc.com. It’s a rain-or-shine event on the covered patio, with the only certainty being that it will be warm. Keep that in mind while choosing your school uniform. Must be 21 or older.
Daphne Taco Bell closes, locals struggling to find Baja Blasts
“In all my days I’ve never heard of one closing,” frustrated Daphne resident Mat Lasse said. “It’s right by my house. I’m what you’d call a late-night customer. I’m devastated.” The moanings and groanings of others living in the area also made their way to social media pages when the Daphne Taco Bell shut its doors without much explanation recently.
While it is odd to see a Taco Bell close, there has been much speculation as to the reason. A WKRG report said the Baldwin County Health Department cited no health-code violations. Taco Bell has been tight-lipped about the closure. Lasse has his theories: “I bet it’s because they quit serving MexiMelts. It was downhill after that. Maybe the other Taco Bell restaurants should bring back the MexiMelt before they suffer a similar fate.”
Others say it was too much to compete with the neighboring Los Tacos. We may never know. Bell fans will now have to run for the border of Spanish Fort for their Mexican Pizzas and Nachos BellGrandes.
Eat2Explore gets kids involved with international cooking
You’ve tried HelloFresh and Blue Apron, or perhaps other subscription services that expand your cooking vocabulary while making the shopping easier by bringing it to your doorstep. It certainly works, otherwise I might never have tried my hand at perfecting squid-ink pasta. Now there is a service for budding young chefs looking to broaden their horizons by learning to cook food from around the globe.
Eat2Explore (eat2explore.com) is designed to help young Emeril or Ina detour from their usual macaroni and fish sticks with new explorer boxes. These fun boxes from a dozen different countries contain three easy-to-follow recipes and non-perishable items like hard-to-find sauces and spices, as well as a country brochure, sticker, flag pin and fun cooking tools to aid in the culinary experience.
You may purchase explorer boxes individually for $24.95 per box or sign up for a subscription. The longer the subscription, the more the price drops. Check out their website for details. This is a great gift idea.
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