WBEZ | raw milk http://www.wbez.org/tags/raw-milk Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Are raw milk advocates getting a raw deal? http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-26/are-raw-milk-advocates-getting-raw-deal-95847 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-26/David Hammond.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>If you have been following the Republican presidential race, you have probably heard a lot of talk, especially from folks like Ron Paul, about less government and the supremacy of individual rights. The push for all of those principles was apparent Dec. 8 at a <a href="http://chicagoist.com/2011/11/30/raw_milk_rally_to_taunt_fda_in_irvi.php" target="_blank">raw milk rally in Chicago</a>. It was organized by those passionately committed to drinking milk that goes pretty much straight from udder to cup. <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> food contributor David Hammond was there and he talked to some the supporters and opponents of raw milk.<br> <br> David Hammond is a founding moderator of <a href="http://www.lthforum.com/bb/index.php" target="_blank">LTHForum.com</a>, a Chicago-based culinary chat site. You can read his <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/food/9998847-423/food-detective-a-bite-of-the-wild-side-at-annual-raccoon-fest.html" target="_blank">“Food Detective”</a> column every Wednesday in the <em>Chicago Sun-Times</em>.</p></p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 15:20:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-26/are-raw-milk-advocates-getting-raw-deal-95847 The Challenge of Choosing a Cheese (illegal or not) http://www.wbez.org/dhammond/2010/02/the-challenge-of-choosing-a-cheese-illegal-or-not/15811 <p><p style="text-align: left;"><a href="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//Slices.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-15819" style="border: 1px solid black; margin: 7px;" title="Slices" src="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//Slices.jpg" alt="" width="490" height="367" /></a>It's a foodie article of faith that when it comes to younger cheeses, raw milk will always make a better cheese than pasteurized milk. To test that belief, I found a cheese-maker who agreed to prepare two pairs of camembert, using the same techniques and milk from the same cow: one would be made of raw and the other of pasteurized milk. After 30 days, I performed a taste test with foodies, chefs and some local cheese mongers to see if the differences were apparent; the results of the taste test can be <a href="http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/program_wv.aspx">heard on Worldview</a>, along with some insights into why it's illegal to sell raw milk cheese aged under 30 days -- and what we're missing by not having young raw milk cheese commercially available in the United States.<!--break--></p> During the production of this piece, my friend Michael Gebert videotaped the underground cheese-making process, and it can be viewed here and on <a href="http://skyfullofbacon.com/blog/?p=366" target="blank">skyfullofbacon.com</a>. Co-nominated for a James Beard Foundation multimedia award, Gebert's video blog documents the people and issues behind food in the Midwest. <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="500" height="281" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8878034&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=00ADEF&amp;fullscreen=1" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="500" height="281" src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8878034&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=00ADEF&amp;fullscreen=1" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object> Singer songwriter James Farrell composed this cheese-appropriate tune, "Choosing a Cheese," which closes the Worldview segment. Check it out. <a href="/sites/default/files/archives/blogs//Choosing-a-Cheese-final.mp3">Choosing a Cheese (final)</a></p> Mon, 22 Feb 2010 11:35:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/dhammond/2010/02/the-challenge-of-choosing-a-cheese-illegal-or-not/15811