written by Daryl in News on Thu, May 29, 2014 | Reply
An artist’s rendition of a bucolic Neolithic cow town.
The art of cheese-making is at least 7500 years, and new research points to it’s very origins!!
Sieved pottery fragments with milk fat and protein residue found at an ancient cattle-rearing site in what is now modern Poland are the remnants of what archaeologists believe are cheese-making equipment. Being around 7500 years old, these Neolithic artifacts are the oldest examples pointing to the collection, processing, and preservation of milk.
The discovery of the fat and protein residue through chemical analysis was key, as until now, the researchers were not sure if the sieves were used for beer, honey, or cheese.
Hampshire Cheese’s Tunsworth…. I really, really want to try this cheese.
Here is a great recap of the Artisan Cheese Fair in Melton Mowbray, home to England’s famous PGI protected Pork Pie! Appropriately held in the old cattle market of an ancient market town, the festival has been going strong for 4 years, and will be back in May of 2015 for it’s largest incarnation yet. As a warning, the It is replete with image after beautiful image of outstanding and gorgeous artisan English cheeses. And I am very jealous.
A new App from an food focused Argentinian start-up is giving cooks, both professionals and ambitious amateurs, an innovative way to mingle.
CookApp in action: Two Argentinian chefs prepare dinner for guests in their home in Buenos Aires on April 12. 2014.
CookApp is a new social network aimed at the burgeoning ‘pop-up’ restaurant ethic, allowing ambitious and innovative cooks access to a much wider swath beyond their family and friends for potential clients and future fans. With a rating system for chefs, and “donations” up front to cover the cost of product, CookApp can minimize the risk for chefs by eliminating the need to rent a space, advertise, & worrying about no-shows.
Guests getting the “silverware will be counted” lecture.
As it says in it’s tagline, CookApp promises to let members “meet & eat”. Check out what they are up to at CookApp and if NYC goes as well as Buenos Aires did, maybe we will get it in the G.T.A.! ( after the Bay Area, and Boston, AND… well, you get the idea)