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Skyr Scores

Skyr

Skyr looks and tastes like yogurt, but it's actually a non-fat fresh cheese from Iceland. The ultra-thick consistency bears a particular resemblance to Total, the strained Greek yogurt. Each six ounce container packs a walloping 16 grams of protein. While plain Skyr was a bit pasty for my taste, I liked the vanilla version, which was lightly sweetened and studded with bits of real vanilla bean. $1.69 at my local Whole Foods.

Listed by Josh Friedland on Oct 29, 2007 in Butter and Cheese | Link | Comments (7) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

The Spanish Spoon

1080recipes

Will Phaidon have as big a hit on its hands this year with 1080 Recipes as it did in 2005 with its English translation of The Silver Spoon, the so-called Italian The Joy of Cooking? First published more than 30 years ago by Simone and Ines Ortega, this enormous, best-selling collection of recipes (900 pages plus) is being billed as the "bible" of Spanish cuisine. I found copies of 1080 Recipes for sale at Anthropologie, but the book is also available for pre-order ($26.37) at amazon.com.

Listed by Josh Friedland on Oct 22, 2007 in Books | Link | Comments (4) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post