Monday, July 8, 2013
Yogurt has become my theme of the summer: earlier I wrote about New York's yogurt summit, and have learned more about Chobani, the upstart yogurt company founded by entrepreneur Hamdi Ulukaya.
Ulukaya is Kurdish and Turkish and grew up on a dairy farm in Turkey. He came to New York and tried feta cheese manufacturing before launching a strained yogurt enterprise.
His story in this video, and the one below:
Sunday, June 30, 2013
After coffee in the parish's flower-filled outdoor grotto, I headed to a pier-front vendor to buy some raw lemon sole fresh from the Atlantic Ocean. Cooked it in a pan with a tablespoon of water, and served with a little quinoa pasta pesto.
The seafood proprietor explained the local clams, made the case for local tuna, and offered me a raw scallop just off the boat - very tasty, no preservatives.
Better still is the fresh salt air on a protected beach.