Daisy Bateman

Thurscheese: Hoch Ybrig

cow’s milk, Switzerland The tasting notes say “washed in white wine brine, aged by ‘master affineur Rolf Beeler near Zurich.’” I say “Raclette!” because that’s what it tasted like. Thanks to my mom’s Swiss heritage, we would have raclette occasionally when I was growing up, cooked on a lethal-looking contraption that melted the entire side … Read more

Shoesday: Typecast

Everyone has a type. Sure, you think you’re a wild and unpredictable free spirit, but one day you’re going to wake up and realize that every guy you’ve ever dated has a speech impediment and all of your jeans are light-wash bootcuts with an 8.5 in rise. You can’t escape it, and neither can I. … Read more

Shoesday: Does It Float?

I bought these on an impulse, because I thought they were waterproof. There was nothing in the product description that actually said they were; they just looked like they might be. Unfortunately (or not) we’ve been having a very warm and dry spring, and it hasn’t rained since they arrived*. With any luck, I won’t … Read more