Saturday, August 21, 2010


Last weekend, I had a peak experience.

On a deck in Grass Valley as the sun was setting on a warm, bright afternoon. Of course, My Beloved was there. So were our friends Irene and Guy.

Kinky? No, burrata.

Fresh mozzarella cheese with a soft middle like smooth ricotta. In a salad with the ripest, sweetest yellow and red heirloom tomatoes I have yet tasted this summer. A quick chiffonnade of basil and a drizzle of Dijon vinaigrette.

Everything was at it's peak. Memorable.

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Blogger Greg said...

Tomatoes! It's my new curse word. No tomatoes this year for my garden. I had one possible viable one and the deer ate it. Maybe a little burrata would cheer me up.

Sunday, August 22, 2010  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Poor Greg. Me, too.

The one time I sampled a burrata, it grossed me out. All those entrails in there! (I'm delicate.)

Sunday, August 22, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Greg, the farmer's market and the grocery stores are full of ripe tomatoes now. I know it's small compensation for not having one's own tomatoes, but they do taste good!

Cookiecrumb, sympathy on the tomato front. Bummer! Our burrata had nothing inside that remotely resembled entrails. I have heard that they are delicate and don't keep well - perhaps you got one that was a little over the hill?

Sunday, August 22, 2010  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

No, it was perfectly fresh and tasted good. I'm told the insides are stuffed with mozzarella trimmings, along with cream. The trimmings were just a little too jellyfish. I'll bet you got a much more refined version.

Sunday, August 22, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, eeek! That does sound strange. Ours was just a "shell" of fresh mozzarella with a "filling" of smooth, fresh cheese, not unlike ricotta, only smoother and creamier. No trimmings, thank you very much!

Sunday, August 22, 2010  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

OK. Grudge, grudge. MAYBE I'll try again.

Monday, August 23, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, if it's stringy in the middle, run away!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010  

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