by Ali Kay Hammer photos by Steven Doyle
Editor’s Note: Earlier this month Ali married a beer. Just yesterday we announced that the young cheese monger had created a biscuit for Hypnotic Donuts using some fun, local ingredients. Today Ali sends word on how this all came about, and her thoughts on the process of creating the biscuit. The story was far too fun not to share with our audience, so find her words below. If you tried her biscuit and wish to offer comments, send her your cheers (or jeers) in comments. Having personally tasted the biscuit in question, I know you will all love this.
When James and Amy asked me to do a guest spot for January, they had no idea what they were getting in to, or maybe they did! I’m no chef, or cook, or any of that by any means. I’m simply an advocate for doing things that make you happy. For me, it’s easy. I like great food and I like to laugh, all of which I learned from my dad.
When I’m able to expose someone to the things I enjoy most and it brings a smile to their face, it makes everything I do worthwhile. Life is too short to not be ridiculous, and this biscuit is a reflection of just that. Go big or go home, I say! Let’s take it the extra mile, put MORE CHEESE on that; heck, throw some bacon on it too. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Ali Kay Hammer is back on our radar again, this time the Scardello cheese monger is getting her biscuit on at Hypnotic Donuts on Garland Road in East Dallas. If you recall, just a week ago Ali was rocking the Peticolas house during their first anniversary with her wedding to the beer Velvet Hammer.
Beginning tomorrow and at least through the end of the month of January, you can experience what it is like in Ali’s mouth by ordering her version of the chicken biscuit. This is an ongoing program at Hypnotic and there have been more than a few fun versions of the chef driven biscuit since owner James St. Peter decided to invite chefs to play in his wacky kitchen once a month. Last month we all enjoyed The Grape owner Brian Luscher’s homemade sausages in a bun, this month we see what Ali has to offer. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photos by Thomas Garza
Our friend Ali Kay is off the market and freshly married to a fine beer, the Peticolas Velvet Hammer. When we interviewed Ali for the original story where she announced her engagement we were at a restaurant, and our neighbors to the right of our table were horrified to learn that this young woman would marry a beer. The heart wants what the heart wants, and in this case Ali wanted a beer for life so she married one. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Fort Worth is about to get a little bit cheesier if Elizabeth Northern has anything to do with the matter. Northern is days away from opening Magnolia Cheese Company which will serve as a café and artisan cheese shop which will be located at 1251 W. Magnolia in Fort Worth.
The cut-to-order artisan cheese shop will focus on local and American Artisan selections along with a menu of sandwiches, salads, small plates and desserts that will change seasonally. Northern who has worked in the local media says that she stumbled into the cheese business about five years ago. Continue reading
by Jennifer Thomas
American Cheese Month is a celebration of North America’s delicious and diverse cheeses, and the farmers, artisans, and cheesemakers who bring them to us. The October class at Molto Formaggio will be a celebration of American Cheese Month and will feature cheeses served as appetizers, used in food dishes, and presented as a delicious dessert alternative. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The Cheese Peddler located in Shed 2 at the Dallas Farmers Market which is owned and operated by Bob Zayus. 90% of the cheeses carried by Zayus are locally sourced from such purveyors as Veldhuizen Family Farm in Dublin, Texas or the Mozzarella Company located in Dallas in Deep Ellum. Continue reading