Fromage Fort Is an Amazing Spread Made From Cheese Plate Scraps

There is no such thing as “leftover cheese” but, if you are a cheese collector such as myself, you probably find yourself with little nubs and ends of various dairy treasures. You could keep making increasingly tiny cheese plates, or you could make fromage fort, also known as “snobby DIY Boursin.”

Goetta, Cincinnati’s second most-famous food, is a sausage for the working man

Goetta is not Cincinnati’s most well-known culinary export. That would be Skyline Chili, which I refuse to call “Cincinnati style,” because that would be acknowledging the existence of rival chain Gold Star Chili, and that is unacceptable in my household. Nor is it the city’s most gourmet offering; Graeter’s ice cream…

The absolute best food gift guide in the world (before it ends)

Between polar caps cracking, volcanos erupting, and out-of-control bovine, it feels like the end of the world as we know it. But you know what? We feel fine. Here at The Takeout, we’ve hand-selected 11 food-and-beverage holiday gift ideas to help us all navigate this new world order. Or perhaps you’re not as cynical…

Last Call: Shattering corn maze dreams, what teachers know, and a serene cooking video

Reporters can rarely get teachers to speak on the record about what’s happening inside their schools. Teachers who are outspoken about problems in their school districts often end up fired, demoted or reprimanded. Which is why Chicago magazine’s piece allowing teachers to talk candidly—and anonymously—about what they…

Dear taquerias: Please don’t forget the crispy potato taco

The first time I ever encountered potato tacos, I was 17. It was a Sunday—band practice day. During a break between overly angsty fits of distorted guitar, our chief songwriter, David, said to me, “Let’s go get potato tacos.” I’d never heard of such a thing. Even though I lived just across the Mexican border, I was…