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.
The 2012 Farm Bill is in the works, sparking debate in Congress.
The chance of getting the 2012 Farm Bill approved before the current bill expires Sept. 30 depends on who you ask.
Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, is optimistic on passage of the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 (the Farm Bill). “Many are working in good faith with each other to get us where we need to go,” she said Sunday in remarks to reporters. “If we get this bill passed in the Senate there will be enough momentum to get it done.”
Due to a project started in Cameroon, dairy cows are increasing in Northwestern Africa:
Dairy cattle farming or the raising of milk-producing cows has been gradually gaining in popularity in North West and West Regions over the years with a growing number of farmers - including those not supported by Heifer Project International, Cameroon. Smallholder dairy cattle development was introduced about 20 years ago by HPI Cameroon, an international integrated livestock development organisation.
Malaysian consumers want more dairy, and with that, production rates are predicted to rise.
Malaysia's dairy consumption will see an annual growth rate of 3% to 5% in the next three years, said Tetra Pak (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd marketing and product management director John Jose.
"Malaysia has been experiencing an uptrend in dairy consumption with a compounded annual growth rate of 3%.
For those lactose-intolerant folks, scientists may have found a solution in a genetically-altered cow.
Scientists at a north China university say they have bred the world's first genetically-modified calf that will produce low-lactose milk in two years.
The calf, named "Lakes," was born on April 24 at a lab of Inner Mongolia Agricultural University. She is healthy and strong, lab professor Zhang Li said Monday.
This cute donkey foal was adopted by a goat-breeder when he was just three months old. The result? He acts like a goat, headbutting and all.
Moses, a three-month-old foal, learned the habits after he was taken in by a goat breeder following the death of his mother.
But his habits picked up from his adopted brothers and sisters, have proved too much for his elderly keeper, who only fed him on goat's milk.
Over at Gilt Taste, Whitney Chen has been busy cooking, and she's shared the results with the world. Lucky for us, she's been baking cheese crackers and cookies. Have a look at these three great recipes she developed:
pride myself on being able to turn leftovers into something shiny, new and delicious. But I struggled forever to come up with an elegant and exciting way to use up the sad, lonely butts of cheese left on a cheese platter at the end of a party. Enter my friend Marybeth Albright, writer, cook and hostess extraordinaire, who blew my mind with her clever, simple technique for savory cheese cookies. They’re so good, in fact, that after seeing them save your leftover cheese board once, you’ll be buying fresh cheese just to bake them into these light, tender, totally addictive snacks.
Legendary libertarian Ron Paul has once again lent his voice to the Raw Milk controversy. The Texas Congressman and Republican Presidential candidate has introduced an amendment to the 2012 Farm Bill to legalize interstate sale of raw milk and raw milk products, prompting backlash from The National Milk Producers Federation and The International Dairy Foods Association.
In his remarks to Texas Republicans, Rep. Paul combined New York City's proposed ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces and raw milk, saying: "In a free society, you will always be able to buy a big drink with a lot of sugar in it. You might even be able to drink raw milk."
Zotter Chocolate has taken ingredients typically reserved for topping a salad - grapes, walnuts, and cheese - and stuffed them inside a bar of dark chocolate. How did this unique treat taste? An adventurous taster finds out:
Some might think that having ingredients that are so different that shouldn’t work well together. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. The aroma is sweet and with a hint of the booze contained within but it was mostly of freshly baked malt loaf. If this doesn’t pique your interest, I don’t know what will.