Crudites and cheese are a quick fix when you want something crunchy and creamy. Blue cheese accounts for much of the fat and calories in this snack; however, it also provides calcium and protein. We like all sorts, including Danish blue, Stilton, and Gorgonzola.
The name of this warm garlicky dip comes from the term for "hot bath." In summer, serve a bowlful at room temperature, and use it to enliven vegetables at their peak. Snack on sweet, tender figs between dips.