October 10, 2014 |
There are more than 100 cheese-makers in the province of Québec, the most of any in Canada, and they are producing some of the most exciting artisan cheeses in the New World, from washed-rind stinkers to creamy blues. That comes as no surprise, given the province's cheese-loving French DNA. Unfortunately, few of the best - especially those made from raw milk - are widely available in the States. That just means you'll have to visit some of the fine cheesemongers of Québec City.
July 11, 2014 |
YOU WOULDN'T expect that a French-trained executive chef in a French-owned hotel chain would have boyish charm and a Midwestern accent that could cast him in an episode of "Fargo. " Yet here's Justin Perdue, who arrived from Chicago this spring to take over the kitchen at Hotel Sofitel Philadelphia, on 17th Street. Originally from Wisconsin, Perdue, 33, trained in Manhattan at the French Culinary Institute and worked under fellow FCI alum Bobby Flay at Bar Americain. Perdue eventually moved to Chicago, working at several places before becoming sous chef at the Michelin-starred Sixteen under chef Frank Brunacci.
May 31, 2013
Pennsylvania health officials warned consumers Wednesday to discard raw milk from the Family Cow farm in Chambersburg due to bacterial contamination. The state Health Department has confirmed five cases of Campylobacter infection in people who drank milk from the farm at 3854 Olde Scotland Road. The state Agriculture Department also collected raw-milk samples from the farm May 17, and on Tuesday confirmed positive tests for Campylobacter, which causes severe diarrhea. The state has ordered a halt to sales there.
April 30, 2013 |
It was the post that blogger Jo-Lynne Shane says she almost didn't write. When the Pottstown-area woman and her three children got sick from raw milk early last year, she knew she owed it to her readers to write about it. As a blogger about family, fashion, and food, Shane had written of her love for the raw milk from her local organic market. Her family thought it tasted better than regular, pasteurized milk, and she believed it was more nutritious. But she and her husband always worried about whether raw milk could sicken their family.
January 18, 2013 |
Deep under Reading Terminal Market sits a gleaming 600-gallon steel tank connected to the outside world by 100 feet of metal pipe. Every few days, trucks pull up to the dock to fill it with milk from sheep, goats, or cows. Above it, through 18 inches of concrete and amid the bustle of the east side of the market, is a branch of Valley Shepherd Creamery, which opened this week. Unlike most market tenants, which sell products farmed or made elsewhere, Valley Shepherd creates most of its wares on-site.
March 13, 2012 |
A New Jersey cheesemaker made its ricotta cheese from tainted milk that was on its way to a landfill, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in Philadelphia. The raw milk from Pennsylvania had been condemned because of high levels of antibiotics, authorities said. No injuries or illnesses were reported. Lebanon Cheese Co. of Lebanon, Hunterdon County, and its president, Joseph G. Lotito, were charged Monday with a misdemeanor interstate shipping charge. The company paid cash for the discounted milk from D.A. Landis Trucking Inc. of Lancaster, in 2008, although dairy farmers had pledged to dispose of it, prosecutors said.
February 27, 2012
States with raw-milk sales have twice the dairy-disease cases States that allow raw-milk sales have more than twice as many dairy-related disease outbreaks as states with prohibitions on such unpasteurized products, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study showed. The rate of incidents caused by raw milk, cheese, and yogurt was 150 times greater than outbreaks linked to pasteurized milk, according to the Atlanta-based CDC's study, published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.
February 24, 2012 |
A 3-year-old boy and a 27-year-old man from South Jersey became ill recently from drinking raw milk from a Pennsylvania farm. New Jersey health officials are warning residents about the risks of drinking unpasteurized milk in wake of the illnesses. The state Department of Health and Senior Services says the two became sick after consuming the milk from Family Cow Dairy in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The department does not specify when the two became sick. Currently 78 people from several states have fallen ill with Campylobacteriosis, a gastrointestinal illness, from the consumption of raw milk contaminated with bacteria traced to the farm.
February 7, 2012
PENNSYLVANIA Raw-milk toll at 43 Pennsylvania health officials said yesterday that the number of people sickened after consuming raw milk from the Family Cow Farm, in Chambersburg, has risen to 43 in four states. Officials said that confirmed cases of Campylobacter infection include 36 people in Pennsylvania, four in Maryland, two in West Virginia and one in New Jersey. Health officials said last week that consumers should discard raw milk purchased since the start of the year from the Franklin County dairy.
February 5, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - An outbreak of bacterial infections on the East Coast illustrates the popularity of raw, unpasteurized milk despite strong warnings from public health officials about the potential danger. Even presidential candidate Ron Paul has joined the cause of consumers looking to buy unprocessed "real foods" straight from the farm, saying government shouldn't deny them that choice. An outbreak of campylobacter illness is a reminder of the potential hazards, however. Raw milk from a dairy in Chambersburg, Pa., is now linked to 38 cases in four states, and the farm has temporarily suspended sales.