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

Better Butter

Plugraclarifiedbutter One thing I learned from my dishwashing days at Bette's Diner (aside from proper latke-making technique), is the usefulness of clarified butter. It has a very high smoking point, so you can bring your pan to high temperatures to make the perfect omelette without risk of burning your butter. It's not hard to find the stuff in an Indian grocery (sold as ghee), but I recently spotted Plugrá Clarified Butter, a clarified version of the European-style butter. $5.99 for a 12 ounce jar at Gourmet Garage (or find a store near you).

Listed by Josh Friedland on Feb 16, 2007 in Butter and Cheese | Link | Comments (3) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post