Hungry For Linkage: Debating the Family Dinner + Fall Culinary Trends + Cheesetique’s 10th Birthday

September’s first weekend bring wine and beer tastings, camping, and up-and-coming food trends

Photo by Susannah Black
Photo by Susannah Black

By Susannah Black

Men’s Journal names Catoctin Creek Distilling Company’s Roundstone Rye 92-proof one of the top five Great American Craft Whiskeys. [Men’s Journal]

New bill guarantees more rights for Virginia farmers and agro-tourism industry. [Fauquier Now News]

This weekend Cobbler Mountain Cellars of Delaplane offers the chance to camp on the vineyard with a three-day-tasting pass during Wine Under The Stars. [Custom Adventure]

Unusual cauliflower concoctions, seafood charcuterie, and Ancho Reyes (a Mexican chile liqueur) cocktails are just a few food trends happening in New York. Expect to see them in NoVA in … [NYT] (Also NSFW food trend list.)

Trummer’s On Main hosts the Clifton Farm Dinner featuring locally grown ingredients and wine from Paradise Springs Winery. [FB]

 Cheesetique celebrates its 10th birthday by hosting events in Alexandria and Arlington. [Cheesetique]

#ModernDebate: Is there value in a home-cooked dinner?
It’s expensive and time-consuming and often done for a bunch of ingrates who would rather just be eating fast food anyway.”  Amanda Marcotte [Slate] 
Soccer moms driving their kiddos half a day one way to a tournament, stopping at the drive-by for “chicken” nuggets, and then dismissing the kitchen as “too stressful” is an upside-down value system.” Joel Salatin [Mother Earth News] 

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