Madison, Wisconsin pizzeria Ian's is producing its famous pies in a new, larger space. Ian's has attracted a devoted following in the Badger State capital with comforting creations like Chicken Alfredo and Mac'n Cheese, to gourmet twists like Root Vegetable Gratin.
Ian’s Pizza fans inspire loyalty, slice by slice: One friend has to get the Chicken Penne Alfredo every time, another swears by the Smokey the Bandit. A colleague’s go-to is the Philly Cheese Steak.
The options available are endlessly imaginative and even funny (tortilla chips on a pizza?), with typically 15 or more varieties ready to be warmed and crisped in the oven for college students, downtown workers and families.
If "cream cheese" brings to mind a half empty tub of Philadelphia think again. Give the City of Brotherly Love a break and taste the difference with Grey Rush, an artisanal cream cheese crafted by Canadian creamery Primeridge Pure.
The first thing you notice is its fresh taste, especially if you’re more accustomed to having a container of Philly in the fridge door. The flavours are tangy but softly rounded by the creaminess of the cheese. The original-style product (plain) can be eaten on its own or serves equally well as a base for other flavours: fresh fruit, preserves or honey. It is easily spreadable and has a light texture with a rich, smooth finish.
Golden Glen Creamery in Washington has issued a voluntary recall of 124 lbs of Red Pepper with Onion and Garlic Cheddar cheese, after a sample tested positive for Listeria.
A creamery in Northwest Washington is recalling 124 pounds of cheese because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Golden Glen Creamery of Bow, WA Tuesday issued a voluntary recall of its Red Pepper with Onion & Garlic Cheddar produced on August 30, 2011 because a sample of the product taken by the Washington State Department of Agriculture tested positive for Listeria.
Good news for imitators today. Penford Food Ingredients released the details of PenTech 8500, a casein replacer that can change the necessary levels of casein in imitation cheese from 25% to 15%. It can do so while retaining the stretchability and shredability of the imitation product.
Penford Food Ingredients has introduced a new casein replacer for imitation cheese that it claims is a breakthrough for the industry, allowing for larger reductions of casein than ever before, thereby protecting manufacturers from fluctuating casein prices.
Los Angeles Kings Captain Dustin Brown has brought the coveted cup home, where it is being put to unorthodox use. Watch the attached video to see Brown's sons blowing chocolate milk bubble's in hockey's greatest prize.
The Los Angeles Kings' Stanley Cup trophy spent Tuesday morning in the backyard of team Capt. Dustin Brown's Manhattan Beach home, where his young sons blew chocolate milk bubbles in its top.
The boys Jake and Mason, were videotaped playing with the trophy in Spiderman outfits by Brown's wife, Nicole.
These under-the-radar cheeses sound as tasty as they look. Read about the Massachusetts-born Tobasi and Maggie's Round in this blog post by Madame Fromage:
Some women love to be surprised with jewelry. I love to be surprised with boxes of cheese. On Friday as I was taking a writing break in the kitchen, a package appeared at the door. My UPS man gave me a funny look when I exclaimed, “Oh, that must be Paul’s cheese!”
The label was from Cricket Creek Farm in Williamstown, Massachusetts — the new home of my friend and fellow cheese maniac Paul Lawler. At the end of April, Paul left his post as local dairy emissary at Reading Terminal Market to become a cheesemaker. Behold, he’d sent me some samples!
The smell of freshly-made ghee, the array of oils, and a touch of history come together to this dairy shop in India.
B. Venkateswara Rao came to Madras from Andhra Pradesh and set up a small shop in the northern part of the city, which was booming then. His son, Jagamohan, points to a fading sepia portrait on the wall and says, “My father started this store next door in 1921, in front of a house owned by a family of Marwaris. We shifted to this space in 1926.”
The store started operations by selling butter and ghee that was brought in from Tenali, in Andhra Pradesh. Once they shifted to the current location, the business expanded to include provisions as well, even if the majority of revenue still came from butter and ghee. Jaganmohan says, “We managed to buy this building only in the late 1940s, though we had already been there for more than a decade by that time.”
Kendra Nordin at the Christian Science Monitor had a ricotta dish at famed NYC eatery Prune that was so good she recreated the recipe. Follow Nordin as she retraces her steps to Prune and a mouth-watering ricotta dessert.
Earlier this spring, I rediscovered ricotta cheese as a simple dessert. Similar to cottage cheese, ricotta can serve as a substantial filling for both sweet (cannolis) and savory (lasagna) dishes. But it can also stand on its own as a low-fat, high protein dish. A recent brunch order in a New York City restaurant delivered a plate full of ricotta as the main course. And it totally worked
Congratulations to Rogue Creamery's David Gremmels for his appointment to the Oregon Governor's Sustainability Board:
Rogue Creamery’s co-owner, David Gremmels, has been appointed by Governor Kitzhaber to serve on Oregon’s Sustainability Board as a commission/board member. David's appointment was approved by the full Senate. The day of the appointment, Gremmels met with Senator Alan Bates, a long- time supporter of sustainable business practices, who is pictured below. Governor Kitzhaber said “he is most appreciative of the time, energy and thoughtfulness David brings to this position." The Oregon Sustainability Board (OSB) encourages activities that best sustain, protect and enhance the environment, economy and community for the present and future benefit of Oregonians. The Governor appoints Board members who represent a variety of stakeholders within the state of Oregon.