from The Great Debate:

Pity Moscow’s foodies as Putin’s sanctions bite deep

By Jennifer Eremeeva
August 20, 2014

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I find Vladimir Putin annoying at the best of times, but this month my distaste has blossomed into unbridled loathing. By imposing sanctions on food imports from the United States, European Union, Canada and Japan, Russia’s kefir-drinking head of state scuppered my chances of making a decent plate of cacio i pepe or a batch of brownies for the next calendar year. The specter of Soviet-era scarcity is already making itself felt in eerie ways in supermarkets all over Moscow.

from Photographers' Blog:

‘Till the cows come home

October 17, 2013

Gruyeres, western Switzerland

By Denis Balibouse

In summer, some go to the seaside or countryside, visit a new city or country, but some choose to live a different way. The Murith family will not have a day off: they will work 15 hours a day, seven days a week from mid-May to mid-October.

from Photographers' Blog:

Angels of Parmesan

June 21, 2012

By Stefano Rellandini

It all started one night as I looked for some Parmesan cheese to add to my pasta at home. I wondered what the situation was two weeks after an earthquake struck the area of Emilia, the home of Parmesan cheese. After dinner I searched online for some news on the subject and found a lovely story about a team of firefighters who went to the affected areas to help recover the damaged cheese.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

What’s in your artisanal arsenel?

August 10, 2011

Blog Guy, I'm confused. Suddenly I'm seeing the words "artisan" and "artisanal" attached to all kinds of products. Cheeses, chocolates, liquors, soaps... What does it all mean?

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Oscars for the arty Havarti movie?

February 9, 2010

avatar combo verticalLooking through our photo files, I keep seeing pictures of people wearing special glasses. I should check that out.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Bleu video: a sexy homage to fromage?

December 14, 2009

Bob, it's me. Your boss. Remember we discussed increasing traffic to your blog? Huh?

from Funds Hub:

Regulated are the cheesemakers

September 11, 2009

Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, seen by many as the bane of the UK's hedge funds industry for his input into the highly controversial EU directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers, no doubt expected a hostile reception today at the Guildhall when he appeared at a debate hosted by Open Europe on the directive.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

I say, Camilla, do we have a COUPON?

September 11, 2009

Ever since my readers voted Prince Charles the "Coolest Leader Dude," it seems to me he's doing more "normal" stuff in public.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Abe Lincoln, the Big Cheese!

July 4, 2009

Happy July 4th, Blog Guy. I just saw an Abe Lincoln statue made of cheese. Isn't that disrespectful?

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Mess hall food no Dutch treat?

June 6, 2009

Blog Guy, I read that Australia's troops in Afghanistan are unhappy with their food. Apparently they don't like the stuff that the Dutch-run mess hall is serving. Could Dutch food really be that bad?