Food FYI: 'Raw milk has become the new pot'
The New Yorker explores the feds' battle against raw milk, delving into the raid of Venice food co-op and raw-milk purveyor Rawsome. Among other advocates, Vincent Gallo shares his two cents.
COFFEE IN BUDAPEST
In The Times, a family follows a 1927 guide to coffeehouses in Budapest, written by a relative, to find Gilded Age cafes. What ensues is a hunt for "the city's best flodni, a semi-sweet cake whose layers of poppy seed, apple filling, walnut paste and plum jam are separated by thin strata of dough."
THE $20 IBÉRICO SANDWICH
The Washington Post wonders whether the Pepito de Iberico -- a sandwich from José Andrés' Pepe food truck (seared Ibérico pork, Serrano ham and aioli on a crusty roll from Panorama Bakery) -- is worth the $20 it costs.
Laylita's Recipes blog makes llapingachos de mote -- griddled hominy patties stuffed with pork and cheese, then topped with peanut sauce, pickled red onions, aji criollo (hot sauce) and avocado slices. Laylita also highly recommends adding a fried egg, so why wouldn't you?
-- Betty Hallock
Photo: Karen T. Bochers/MCT.