Friday, 23 October 2009

Artisanal Tofu, Vegan Wines and the Swizzle

Food on LATimes.com
The joy of soy: fresh tofu in Southern California

Artisan tofu shops use old-fashioned methods - Small, family-run artisan tofu shops in Southern California all use different techniques to create fresh tofu. Several recipes are included.

Southern California is full of great tofu makers, and we've searched out the best.
Tofu gets a bum rap. Some people dismiss it as health food for vegans and hippies. Others think that it's just a jiggly white brick with no flavor. That may be because people think of tofu only as the characterless cubes sitting cold and ...
Full Story: ...
... The joy of soy: fresh tofu in Southern California; By Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee

Tofu on Foodista

Food on Oregon Live.com
Vegan vino? Sure, but it comes with a few catches

Getting the bugs out when making vegan wine - For a wine to be vegan, it must be made without commonly used elements such as egg whites or gelatin, which are animal-based. They also must be free of the tiny bugs that are inevitably pressed and fermented with the grapes in most wines.

WINE NOTES: Aside from the issue of certification, there's the problem of pulverized bugs in the final mix.
Wines made from organically grown grapes used to suffer from a reputation for inadequacy. These were the murky beverages that were sold in health food co-ops and ...
Full Story: Vegan vino? Sure, but it comes with a few catches; By KATHERINE COLE



Dining & Wine on the NYTimes.com
It’s Not So Mysterious: The Secret Is in the Swizzle
Drinks that are neither shaken nor stirred - Some bartenders are adept at making drinks that are swizzled with a genuine swizzle stick, from a tree native to the Caribbean. Though the technique is fun to watch, it is not clear whether it actually produces a better drink.

WHEN Katie Stipe, a bartender at the Clover Club in Boerum Hill, gets an order for a mojito, she recommends that the customer try a Queens Park Swizzle instead.
“We steer them to it as a far superior version of the same sort of drink,” she said. Indeed, the cocktails share many ingredients: rum, citrus, sugar, mint. So why bother converting a customer? ...
Full Story: It’s Not So Mysterious: The Secret Is in the Swizzle; By ROBERT SIMONSON





~ADS~

JUST~GIVE is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect people with the charities and causes they care about and to increase overall giving.


*

*

*

*



Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

0 commenti:

Post a Comment

Terra e Gusto...

 

Archive

Stat counter

Site Info

word[at]foodmeditation[dot]net

PLEASE NOTE:
We have lots of emails and it may take sometime to answer.
Currently WE ARE NOT PUBLISHING any new content.
Thanks a lot for stopping by.

Disclaimer


Blogger Privacy Policy





Disclaimer and Privacy

The digest on what's happening in the food community is a constant work in progress, with notes of gourmet travelers, on cooking, styling, taking pictures, writing and blogging about it. (Not necessarily in this order!)

Opinion on this site are provided for informational purposes only and are not meant to substitute the advice provided by professionals. No guarantee is given as to the accuracy, consistency, or completeness of the information displayed in the database records.
Food Meditations... Copyright 2017 - Template Designed by Bie Template