Potato and onion gratin with thyme tastes as good as it looks!
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
- Amy Currie
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Nothing inspires comfort food like a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings and next to stuffing, nothing beats the potatoes. After all, this is the one dinner that we can be sure is home cooking at its finest — a pull-out-all-the-stops meal where too many sides are never enough and the turkey is never too big. Well this year, I'm featuring a side dish that's comforting, cheesy and light enough you'll still have room for that pumpkin pie. A year ago, this column featured a pretty spectacular Thanksgiving side dish, potatoes au gratin with bacon and scallions. Sure, it was packed with bacon, cheddar cheese and heavy cream. A dish like that is a show-stopper on the table and the recipe was a hit. In fact, it even became a high school …
This holiday season, think outside the box and bring gourmet cheese to the table.
When you leave the Summit Cheese Shop with your purchases, you also leave with a greater appreciation - and knowledge - for all things cheese-related. People have been buying gourmet cheeses and other foods at 75 Union Place in Summit since the late '60s. The current owners of the shop, Paul and Pamela Pappas, renovated and reopened it as the Summit Cheese Shop in the spring of '98. Paul and Pam both have backgrounds in sales and retail food, and of course, both have great interest in food. If you are planning to have a holiday party this year, definitely stop at the cheese shop for suggestions. Paul and Pam know their products and will make your party a culinary success. When I visited the Summit Cheese Shop one recent weekend the store …