This season we invited one of our favorite foodies, Michelle Venorsky, to share her personal Edible Finds. You may know her better as Cleveland Foodie, the name of the blog she started back in 2006. Find out what she picked up when we sent her out shopping for some of her favorite local eats.
Maestro Pancetta ($13.99/pound) Pancetta makes everything better, and I cook with it a lot. However it’s hit or miss in most places. Miles Farmers Market has this great pancetta that never disappoints, especially when it’s paired with spring peas or asparagus. MilesFarmersMarket.com
Ciambelle (95 cents each or $10.50/dozen) Sugar Me Desserterie in Chagrin Falls has these ridiculously addicting Italian lemon cookies. It’s impossible to just have one. They are perfect for coffee-dunking, too. SugarMeDesserterie.com
Abby’s Preserves ($7) Any day is a good day to swing by the Market at the Fig to pick up a jar of artisan preserves. This local strawberry or strawberry-rhubarb jam is so good I have been known to eat it right from the jar before I even get to my car. TheFlyingFig.com/market.html
Baby Buche ($24/pound) This bucheron-style cheese from Mackenzie Creamery is always on the top of our shopping list when we go to our neighborhood farmers market in Chagrin Falls. They say it will last months in the fridge but ours seems to disappear within the week. Not sure why. MacKenzieCreamery.com
Alesci’s Pizza Dough ($1 per pizza) Jim Alesci’s Place in Solon has amazing pizza dough. It’s the best one dollar you will ever spend to kick-start your homemade pizzas. Buy a few extras to keep in the freezer for last-minute pies on a Friday night. Alescis.com