LG Food News 1.26.10

Food News — By on January 26, 2010 at 6:00 am

By Danielle E. Alvarez
LG Food Editor

Siggi's YogurtA roundup of the most delicious news in the world.

Icelandic Yo-Yo
Haven’t heard of skyr yet? Siggi’s, the only brand of Icelandic-style yogurt in the US, have recently increased in distribution to delight health-conscious, environmentally friendly foodies everywhere. Skyr is made with hormone-free milk from grass-fed cows, sweetened with agave nectar and, similar to its’ cousin, Greek yogurt, it is thick, creamy, and mildly tangy-and very high in protein. It’s also high in heart-healthy omega-3s. Go ahead, dabble in new cultures.
Source: Chow.com

How much do you value jelly desserts? Recently, an antique jelly mold at Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers sold for $5,628.75. It was just one among many18th century molds that have become a top selling auction item in European furniture and decorative arts. Going once, going twice… and (I don’t know about you) but I’m not sold.
Source: Epicurious.com

Don’t Blame the Buffalo
One of Italy’s most prized culinary delicacies is no longer up to par. Authorities have announced that traces of cows’ milk were found in their Italian buffalo mozzarella. In response, Agriculture Minister Luca Zala, has suspended the head of the consortium of buffalo mozzarella makers in Campania and plans to crack down on any irregularities in production. “Buffalo mozzarella is a typical quality product, one that is exported around the world and needs to be safeguarded,” said Adoc consumer group said in a statement.
Source: NPR.org

Cash for Chocolate
The British candy maker, Cadbury, can now consider itself an American citizen. Kraft Foods just sealed the friendly deal, bringing Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate, Trident gum, Milka, Tobblerone, and Terry’s chocolate under one roof. Kraft, known for America’s favorite cookie, Oreos, and Philadelphia cream cheese, hopes to strengthen their holds in emerging markets like India and Latin America with the sweet deal.
Source: Yahoo! Finance

Like Buttah
Two blocks of century-old butter were found in an Antarctic hut. It is reported to have been the shelter of the British explorer, Robert Falcon Scott, before his doomed 1910-12 expedition. The extreme cold of the polar region have preserved the hut, butter, and expedition equipment inside until recently, prompting the Antarctic Heritage Trust to launch a preservation project. “It’s quite amazing how strong the smell is after nearly 100 years,” said the trust’s Lizzie Meek, “I’m not sure I’d want it on my toast.”
Source: Yahoo!

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