Alice Waters I ain’t

April 5th, 2003 § Two comments

This has been a lousy day for cooking. I started to make tapenade this afternoon, but the olives I was using were nearly tasteless, and the anchovies were seven different shades of awful. So much for tapenade. Tonight, when I tried a fish recipe that includes a feta cheese sauce of sorts, I discovered that I had inadvertently purchased cow’s milk feta. Who the hell makes feta with cow’s milk? Some dairy cooperative in Wisconsin, that’s who. (Serves me right for buying feta from Wisconsin.) Anyhow, cow’s milk feta is wretched, and it didn’t help matters that I used four times as much yogurt in the sauce as the recipe called for.

I was planning to make banana muffins tomorrow morning, but now I’m not so sure. Apparently I am no longer capable of assembling an entire recipe’s worth of decent ingredients.

Two comments

  • Steve says:

    I’ve used cow’s milk feta in food (because it’s the cheapest feta Berkeley bowl has) with no noticable problems.

  • Jeff says:

    Well, it’s not that cow’s milk feta causes problems exactly, but the stuff I bought was bland and boring compared to sheep’s milk feta.
    Of course, it’s entirely possible that Berkeley Bowl has better cow’s milk feta than Whole Foods.

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