The latest New York magazine came in the mail, and one feature is ‘The Twee Party: Is artisanal Brooklyn a step forward for food or a sign of the apocalypse? And does it matter when the stuff tastes so good?‘ — love this. It seems we’ve been talking about, and embracing these tee-tiny operations, the craft of foodmaking, for a while now. Long enough for it to be stylish, there be a backlash, and then a backlash of the backlash to be stylish again.
No matter what scale of stylish it is, there is nothing like buying local and local-ish. The last time we went up to Benton’s in Madisonville, Tennessee (which I will be doing a post on shortly), we continued north to Sweetwater Valley Farm. It’s not a twee operation by far — a much grander scale as they have well over 1000 cows in their herd. Their cheese is pretty great.