Archive for Taste Test Videos
I was not sure what to do for Taste Test Tuesday and I got to looking around the house and noticed hurricane Little Kahuna had rolled through and in his wake left a trail of Easter treats. So I figured what the heck, lets give that stuff a whirl!
Please watch Episode 156 first as that is the first part of the taste test – each video contains its own winner so they can be watched independently. Is there a new winner? Does beer change the final standings? Watch and find out as UTZ, Cheetos & Cheeze Doodles take the stage in battle cheese puff part 2 begins!!!
This was the product that first inspired my thoughts on Taste Test Tuesday yet it took 156 Episodes to bring it to life- So what better than testing cheese puffs? How about taste testing them BLIND- that’s right why not bring the ever popular blind tasting from the wine world to the food realm- I was very taken aback by the results- So this is the first of 2 episodes featuring this blind format-the next will be testing them with beer. So my beloved Cheese Doodles take the court against Cheetos and UTZ -
As I was stumbling through Fairway trying to avoid the dreamy gaze of the cheese department workers I stumbled into this cheese- Literally- It was set up on a display and I walked right into while playing hard to get with the cheese department. I looked at it, picked up a piece and put it back but something called out to me “Hey big boy give me a squeeze” so I did and there was a great piece with a small rind and in this case yes size matters-
So to clear up what I mumble about in this video what I was saying is that in the price range of $12 a pound for this cheese rarely will a Parmegiano Reggiano deliver as much flavor as this Sovrano cheese- However when you get up into the higher priced Parm’s aged longer you gain a whole other level of complexity. So run and grab some of this cheese I think you will like it.
So we head to the hills of Germany for this cheese- Germany you say? Yes Germany! Why? Well….everyone knows Germany is famous for their cheese- Ok no one I know knows much about German cheese- not even my wife’s German side. I logged onto gourmetlibrary.com and decided to see what they had and low and behold this bad boy popped. No it is not the most complex cheese in the world however it is just damn good.
When you think German cheese you make think of Limburger and then you probably will want to throw up- Little known fact that mosquitoes are equally attracted to Limburger cheese as dirty feet- I looked it up! In fact they are placing pieces of Limburger cheese in Africa to attract the mosquitoes and keep them away from people. True story I found it on the internets and everything on the internets is true! But this was a Wiki so I am believing it.
Anyway give this yummy Hirtenkase a try, I think you will really like it.
Blue Cheese from Denmark is mild and creamy that will please everyone- A great cheese to get your toe wet if you are on the fence about our blue cheese friend. This taste test tuesday puts the Castello brand through its paces.
This is a fun Taste Test Tuesday cause well it has 2 things I love Prosciutto and Cheese! Also this was a bit of a fun learning episode also as doing some research for this was a lot of fun. I learned a lot about Sardinia and the history of a cheese that is a family favorite Pecorino Romano. Check back to this post again as I plan on adding some more fun facts to it.
Tomato Paste is a very versatile ingredient that often gets overlooked or only used when making a big red sauce for pasta. Paste comes in cans and also tubes for added versatilaity. What is nice about the tubes of paste is that it gives you more of a chance to experiment using in other dishes. Making a quick sauce on the stove for meat you can add a dash of paste in adding another layer of flavor to the dish, along with anchovy paste in the tube I think they should be a staple in every cook’s fridge.
Paste is mostly used in red sauce to help give it body and a depth of flavor not often achieved with tomatoes on their own. I like to use it for making quick sauces for pizza or a light base for a focaccia bread. Enjoy