June 13, 2010 |
Caviar A Global History Nichola Fletcher Milk A Global History Hannah Velten Cake A Global History Nicola Humble The Edible Series / Reaktion Books: $15.95 each Each book in the "Edible Series" describes a food or drink — its history, how it has evolved and how it has figured in various cultures across civilization. Twenty-eight of these little butter-cream-colored gems are in the works; 11 so far have been published.
May 24, 2010
Re "The War on Salt Goes Corporate," May 17, you missed the saltiest of all: fried chicken. Also, we always laugh when the Food Network chef says "a little bit of salt, a little bit of pepper" — every few minutes! John Albritton Laguna Beach • That article on salt may be the best one written for The Times all year. I'm also dismayed by the "serving size" on packaged foods, which is always smaller than an average person's serving, further misleading the consumer as to how much sodium they are actually getting.
March 2, 2009 |
More and more consumers are forgoing standard milk in favor of "raw" milk, milk that's unpasteurized and unhomogenized, essentially straight from the udder of the cow. Some seek out raw milk for its reportedly creamier, richer taste, but more choose it because they believe it's more healthful, a "living" food that can help fend off many illnesses, as varied as allergies and cancer.
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October 2, 2008 |
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger got some flak Wednesday from groups including the state lobby corps, supporters of medical marijuana and aficionados of unpasteurized milk for what they said was a raw deal in his bill decisions. His vetoes included: A bill that would have barred employers from discriminating against workers for use of marijuana for medical purposes. "I am concerned with interference in employment decisions as they relate to marijuana use," Schwarzenegger said.
June 22, 2008 |
Dairy owner Mark McAfee started selling raw milk in 2000, marketing it to customers who believe it contains beneficial microbes that treat everything from asthma to autism. The unpasteurized milk swiftly caught on as part of the growing natural food movement. But the Food and Drug Administration considers McAfee a snake-oil salesman and recently launched an investigation into whether his dairy illegally shipped raw milk across state lines. The case against McAfee is part of a crackdown on raw milk by health officials who are concerned about the spread of food-borne illnesses.
December 26, 2007 |
Raw milk consumers oppose new dairy standards set to take effect next month in California that they say could outlaw some of their preferred products. The new law doesn't create an outright ban on raw milk but producers believe it could dry up supplies by setting new bacteria limits they say are difficult to meet. "There's quite a ruckus right now," said Mark McAfee, founder of Fresno-based Organic Pastures Dairy Co., the larger of two raw milk producers in California.
December 24, 2006
My two adult children and I--and more than 20 friends and their children--have been drinking raw milk since it was approved to drink in this city ("0157:H7," by Mark Arax, Dec. 3). I have never gotten ill from it and neither have they. In fact, our health has improved. I am 66 years old and was not in good health some years ago, and now I am. I take no medication and am very active. I had long ago given up on pasteurized milk products, since I could not tolerate or digest them, so it's wonderful to drink milk and eat dairy products again.
November 28, 2005 |
Kelsey Kozack's kitchen is a dairy wonderland. Fresh cheeses, yogurt and quarts of fresh raw milk abound, all compliments of Iris, a gentle tan cow who grazes on the family's 7-acre property. Kelsey, just 16, established and runs Fort Bantam Creamery from her family home on this island just west of Seattle. At first, Kelsey's parents and sister were the main consumers of her culinary creations from Iris' raw, unpasteurized milk.