Olde Remeker – the cheese that sounds like bootleg whiskey

The Netherlands has an ancient and venerable cheese-making tradition but sadly, much has been lost to modernization. Tourist posters to the contrary, there are Dutch cows today who have never seen a pasture. The system forces many farmers to farm “intensively” – meaning cows are crammed into stalls and fed commercial feeds instead of grazing […]

About the bowtie…

We thought, and still think, that the name Boots and Bowtie neatly conveys the combination of quality food and drink and wholesome physical exercise. It has recently come to our attention that some people consider a bowtie an indication that a man is harmless, maybe even sexually harmless, all right, impotent. We would like to […]

The Tomme de What??

Boots and Bowtie go in search of an elusive artisan cheese near the Belgian town of Spa.

Salad Rant

What is it that people just don’t get about Caesar salad? Is it really so difficult? I used to think that it had a principle everyone understood: Romaine lettuce with a lemony, olive oil dressing, Parmesan cheese, croutons, and a good twist of black pepper. I accept that the debate over anchovies and raw or […]