Trust Your Taste 024

Cashel Blue and Jealousy

Cheese ~ Storytelling ~ Authenticity ~ Creativity

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Here’s something tasty, something true, and some musings on food in storytelling to ponder over your favorite game day Treat.

Something Tasty: A cheese pairing to try

Cashel Blue

Pasteurized cow ~ Ireland ~ aged 2-4 months ~ vegetarian rennet

There is nothing that cures my winter blues quite like blue cheese. Especially for game day, blue cheese might be the most popular- mostly in relation to wings, of course.

I will eat Cashel Blue by the hunk but I understand that’s not everyone’s vibe.

(Speaking of hunks- did everyone see Usher at the halftime show?? ❤️‍🔥)

Cashel Blue is actually the first blue cheese made in Ireland by the Grubb Family. It is mild, creamy, mineral-forward and full of flavor. Not super peppery or spicy as some blues tend to be.

My cousin made a salad dressing with it for thanksgiving and my family will still not stop talking about it, so I encourage you to do the same.

Something True: A truth about myself

Commercial Jealousy

Here’s the truth,

Watching the Super Bowl with actors, especially comedians can be… exhausting.

I’ve never cared about the NFL much, but like any other sporting event, I enjoy the excuse to gather.

This is, however, the day where we all find out who booked the commercials we all auditioned for.

Watching the superbowl with an actor means there is almost a guarantee you will hear some sentence along the lines of:

“ohhhh no way! I did improv with that guy four years ago!”

Or “oh I did a class with her once…interesting that she booked that. Good for her I guess”

Or “ugh it’s all celebrities now, why even try?”

Or “that could’ve ABSOLUTELY been ME! I could’ve done that! I didn’t even see the audition for that!”

It is often a vibe of, at best- surprise, and at worst- heated jealousy.

I want to be the person that is never jealous, and celebrates their friends’ and acquaintances’ success loud and proud.

I am not always that person.

Sometimes I get in my head and play the “compare and despair” game which can definitely make me quite blue.

But I think having the intention is at least a good start. What has helped me recently is telling myself that what is meant for me will not miss me and remembering a rising tide lifts all boats.

So I’ll keep paddling. And maybe only watch the superbowl with non-actors.

Farm to Fable: How food shows up in storytelling 

Super Bowl Commercials!

Couch Potato

I will be honest and say I’m writing this on a flight from CA to NYC watching the Super Bowl with a plane full of people doing the same. It was a whirlwind week. So let’s talk about these commercials featuring food.

There is a great one of a family that “grows” couch potatoes. It is very funny and clever and I do not remember what it’s supposed to be advertising. I think Pluto TV? Maybe?

Then there was a cheese-centric ad for Etsy which of course I appreciated. I encourage you to look them up if you didn’t watch them live.

Whoever you’re rooting for or if you couldn’t care less about this game- enjoy the night. We’ll talk Valentine’s cheese next week ❤️

Until next time,


P.S. - Sunday Scaries

A terrifying AI image to help us all rest knowing AI bots could never replace a real human artist:

This week the prompt was “Blue cheese and couch potatoes playing football.” Disappointing.