Our friend, Dr. Blackjack, returned from Japan bearing gifts! For me, it was three boxes of Sasha, Japanese convenience store chocolate that is far from bean-to-bar but is possessed of the most incredible texture thanks to its delicate lattice weave design.
Reminds me of these chocolates I saw years ago (also out of Japan). I was more local chocolatiers who play with textures as much as they play with flavors.
And for Suji, a treat medley. The package at the bottom left is particularly interesting as the owner of the company originally made a version of these potato flour treats for children that easily dissolve in little mouths. Then she made a variation for dogs and included more dog-friendly ingredients like powdered broccoli. Perfect for senior pugs who find chewing a hassle.
Akemi working on lunch, thrilled to put her new ice cream scoop to good use on some ground beef. I don’t know how she manages it, but she always serves up something new and delicious every day for lunch – AND has fun doing it. Unless I wander into the kitchen. Then, she gets snappy.
Delicious, but I found the Cacio e Pepe a little to cacio for me.
And did a little cheese tasting as well. The Chateau de Bourgogne is always a winner. The Saint-Félicien is also very good, but for the faint of heart. Finally, we ended up trying two types of truffle cheeses – both excellent.
Akemi passed as she is not fond of cheese, so she’ll never know what she’s been missing. Which is fine by her.
What about you? What are your cheese favorites? I’m a big fan of Chateau de Bourgogne, Chateau des Delices, St. Andre, Brillat-Savarin, Adoray, La Tur, and, recently, Saint-Juste. What are your go-to cheeses?