Weekly Wrapup: Great Moments In Cheese History
Whoever smelt it dealt it. Whoever denied it supplied it.
Cheese may have been discovered accidentally by nomadic Turk tribes in Central Asia when milk stored in a container made from an animal's stomach turned to curds and whey thanks to the rennet in the guts. Rennet refers to the complex of enzymes that all mammal stomachs produce to digest mother's milk. Nowadays, in the vernacular, "cheese" means money. That may have to do with its eons of commercial value. Cheese was already big business by the time of the Roman Empire. Here's what you might have missed this week.
- Critic's roundup = more dead restaurants, new chef named, Beaujolais Nouveau, Mina, meth, and Agassi.
- Girls who can crack stone crabs with their thighs with Chef Tim Andriola of Timo in Sunny Isles.
- Captain Phyl's Seafood Truck makes buying shrimp on the side of the road fun and easy.
- New pizza joint in Upper East has been doin it Neapolitan style since 1968.
- Pauly Shore came to town and ate at Burger & Beer joint on South Beach.
- Burning news anchors on live television with Chef Sean Brasel of Meat Market.
- The Cheese Course, a not-cheap sandwich place in Midtown.
- Picnics Diner in Allen's Drugstore on SW 57th ave and Bird is dead.
- Chef Gonzalo Rivera's new menu at La Marea restaurant at The Tides on South Beach.
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