In Toowoomba, Australia, a block of Swiss cheese weighing over 222 pounds (101 kg) arrived in the Wendland Olives deli.
You wouldn't think experience as an Olympic weightlifter would hold much sway on the resume of a purveyor of cheese, but for Wendland Olives staff member Georgina Mockel it might have been a bonus.
Ms Mockel has been busily carving up a block of cheese that weighs significantly more than she does this week and it's been getting plenty of comment from customers who have never clapped eyes on a wheel of cheese bigger than a few kilos.
Joy the Baker has outdone herself again, and we're not complaining. Take a stab at this awesome tomato cobbler with - our favorite - blue cheese biscuits. A colorful and tasty summer dish, we hope you give it a whirl.
Trust me… I definitely had my reservations when it came to this recipe. I like tomatoes…. but how much do I reeaallly like tomatoes. If I pick around all the big tomato chunks in my dad’s spaghetti sauce… does that mean this dish is going to stress me out? Wait. There are biscuits involved. Do biscuits rescue any dish? Yes. They do. … it’s go-time.
After James Stewart was arrested for illegally distributing raw milk, Mark McAfee from Organic Pastures posted his bail. When Stewart stopped showing to his court dates, McAfee, who was in danger of losing his house as collateral, hired three bounty hunters to find him.
Rawsome Foods founder James Stewart was arrested by three bounty hunters (because bounty hunters can do that in California) in Ventura County and then carted off to jail for skipping two previous court dates after posting bail addressing his illegal distribution of raw milk. Rawesome Foods is a members-only co-op, so technically, he isn’t really “selling” raw milk, although it is completely legal to do so in California. However, the state has very strict laws about the production and sales of unpasteurized dairy, which can contain deadly bacteria if not properly handled.
The UK isn't the only place milk prices are being discussed—dairy farmers in California want the state minimum raised. However, there's debate over what the best course of action is—boosting the minimum cost for milk would scare away potential milk processors, meaning dairy farmers could get less business than they do already.
California dairy farmers struggling with high feed costs are considering a push for federal intervention after a failed effort to substantially raise the minimum price paid by processors for milk.
The California Dairy Campaign, a chapter of the California Farmers Union based in Turlock, has been trying to build support for joining the federal milk marketing order.
This little goat, Buttermilk, is psyched about life - so much so that he keeps accidentally (on purpose?) kicking his friends over, and jumping up and down abruptly:
Everyone knows that cheese is made from milk, which is always white (save for its chocolate cousin). We would rightfully be wary of orange or yellow milk - but these colors are accepted and expected in cheese. What changes happen that transform cream from its natural white to the pale yellow of Parmesan, the bright, buttery orange of Gouda?
But why is cheddar yellow or orange when milk is white?
If a cheese has a natural buttery yellow color, beta carotene is responsible. Beta carotene is a fat-soluble yellow pigment and antioxidant found in grass. After a cow chews the cud, beta-carotene dissolves into the animal’s fat stores and ends up in fat globules in its milk.
That's right - philly cheese steak ice cream. This homemade creation by Huffington Post columnist Andy Deemer, with real steak and cheese, makes Burger King's Bacon Sundae look like rainbow sherbet. Will we one day be debating who has the better ice cream, Pat's or Geno's?
Anyway, in preparation for the viewing, he decided to make an ice cream that would be every bit as bad as the films. So Deemer shredded some "steak," sauteed it, corralled some "cheese," and proceeded through the steps necessary to make a product called Philly cheese steak ice cream. Artisanal, don't you think?
Phillip Lee, owner of the Kimchi Grill in Prospect Heights, is knocking down cultural food boundaries left and right. Lee, whose previous venture was a food truck offering kim chi tacos, has opened a brick and mortar location featuring such delicacies as a kimchi goat cheese quesadilla. Read on for the recipe, if you would like to try your hand at culture-bending cuisine.
Coming from a culinary background — he has worked as a general manager for restaurateurs Jeffrey Chodorow and Steve Hanson — Lee’s passion for serving traditional Korean food with a modern twist is evident in every bite.
“With food, it’s in your blood,” he says. “Everything I do, I think of it as being competitive in making a difference. It’s a nod to my heritage while being progressive and inventive.”
While all of the UK's major milk processors have cancelled or suspended the controversial price cuts that were slated for August, Britain's dairy famers are reluctant to declare victory. Groups advocating for dairy famers are now pushing to have earlier price cuts reversed.
Farmers have welcomed the decisions by all the major food processors to cancel or suspend milk price cuts that were due to take place on August 1, but warned this was only a first step and would not end their protests.
Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver has had a spill when it comes to the UK dairy pricing debate. Oliver took a stand with dairy farmers against milk processors and their pricing agenda, but the Daily Telegraph has revealed that Oliver's own restaurants are supplied by a milk processor that pays dairy famers below the price it takes to produce the milk. Will Oliver be crying over spilled milk?
A representative of Mr Oliver confirmed his main supplier for restaurants including Fifteen, Jamie's Italian and Barbecoa in London is Freshways, that farmers say is paying around 28p - below the cost of production.
An unnamed source in the retail world said it was unfair of Mr Oliver to urge a boycott before he had checked his own supply.
“What is it about stones and glass houses? Jamie should have put his own house in order before aiming some cheap shots at us,” he said.