Welcome to the first episode of The Delicious Story for 2019!!! I’m on a mission to bring you interesting people and memorable meal stories all year. Look for new guests and tasty stories filled with food facts and recipes each Thursday.
In the spirit of new beginnings as I commit to the adventure of podcasting, The Delicious Story launches with Jenny Zink, who is the founder of Women On Adventures. Jenny shares the story of how she started WOA out of her desire to infuse adventures into life—and ended up finding a tribe of others who hunger for it, too.
JENNY’S BEST AND WORST CHEESE PICKS
Since we like to dig into food stories, we discussed the adventures of eating new foods during WOA outings, and Jenny shared some wonderful experiences. We then went on to discuss Jenny’s favorite food topic of cheese.
Jenny’s cheese of the moment is called Burrata. It’s a mozzarella-style cheese formed into a ball and filled with stracciatella (Italian cheese produced from buffalo milk) and cream. Jenny also describes a salad that sounds delightful.
For a woman who enjoys all cheese, Jenny admitted her nemesis is BeerKaese. The German name for it is Weisslacker which is not made with beer but is favored by some as a cheese that goes well with beer. Made from cows milk, the cheese ripened for seven months and related to Limburger. It is noted for a mild taste but pungent odor.
THE FOOD THAT IS A NO
I also asked if there was one food Jenny can’t bring her adventurous self to try, and she acknowledged that Rocky Mountain Oysters (fried bull testicles) are a pass for her.
FOOD PHOTOGRAPHER TIP
Jenny’s love for food photography started as a young girl when she spent hours perusing 1970s cookbooks filled with photographs, all imbued with an orange hue. Her fascination for food images landed her years of creative work in the field.
I can’t find a statistic for this, but I’d bet money the most popular pics on social media are of food. We love to take pictures of what we are about to eat. Jenny’s tip to show your dish in its best light is to use natural light. Take that platter and get it as close to a natural light source as you can, and then snap!
Jenny’s recipe share is an ode to her love of cheese. This salty, tangy, spicy dish would make for a great appetizer.
The Best Damn Pimento Cheese Ever
16 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese, finely grated 1 c Mayo (real mayo don’t even think about that other shit which will not be named here) 1 4 oz Jar chopped pimento 1/2 tsp Onion microplaned 1 Clove garlic microplaned 1/2 tsp Cayenne 1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes 1/4 tsp Celery salt 1.2 tsp Salt and pepper
Mix up all ingredients and refrigerate.
CONTACT INFO FOR WOMEN ON ADVENTURES
To learn more about Woman on Adventures, see ideas for bringing more adventure into your life and become a member yourself, check out Women On Adventures here:
ABOUT SHERRY AND STORIED GIFTS
Sherry is the founder of Storied Gifts, a publisher of personal histories. She and her team help families and companies capture and curate their stories to share with others in a meaningful way.
Sherry is a sucker for personal stories and believes in their power to teach and connect. When not creating histories she is the proud grandmother of two.