There is this unfortunate, grand…

There is this unfortunate, grand misconception that mozzarella from water buffalo milk is a creamy and tangy cheese. "I have actually heard Mario Batali use these very words on TV to acclaim the qualities of this very rarefied product. I hate to tell Mario, but a 'creamy,' 'tangy' mozzarella is a spoiled mozzarella." Arthur Schwartz says that it's best eaten the day it's made, fresh and unrefrigerated. Sounds like I need to make a trip to Italy!

Several readers have emailed to…

Several readers have emailed to alert me to a bit of controversy surrounding the photography link to Benjamin Christie I posted yesterday. Apparently many in the food blog community have received numerous emails from Mr. Christie and feel he's spamming in search of links. Two discussions of his tactics and food bloggers' responses here: Who's been getting celebrity spam? and Fed up with Benjamin Christie? I was not aware of any of this when I linked to him yesterday, and the link wasn't the result of an email he sent. It just looked like some good food photography advice to me.