Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Miss Grimke: What's your favorite cheese?
DGF: That's a trick question to which I have the correct answer: goat cheese.
Miss Grimke: How do you prepare goat cheese?
DGF: I prepare goat cheese by going to the Trader Joe's in Cambridge, next to the Microcenter. There's plenty of free parking and Charlie and I like to browse in Microcenter. It's what we consider a date. We like puttering around with electronics. I got one of those digital picture frames. I love it to death!
Miss Grimke: All full up with Matthew Bradys I bet.
DGF: I am not that much of a geek!
Miss Grimke: You consider shopping at Microcenter a date and you are not that much of a geek?
DGF: I thought we were talking about cheese.
Miss Grimke: How do you prepare the cheese after you go to Trader Joe's?
DGF: I take home the cheese. Then I take out my pepper grinder and a sheet of waxed paper. I grind the pepper on the waxed paper, thick and wide. Then I unwrap the goat cheese. It comes in that log shape you know? Then I roll it over the cracked pepper until it is totally covered. I serve it on a nice china plate with fancy crackers and a real sterling silver butter knife.
Miss Grimke: I bet that gets the oohs and aahhs!
DGF: It does. It looks real fancy. I don't do it often though, only for very special guests that are worth the trouble.