Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Buttermilk? Yes, Please.
There's a wonderful article in The New York Times dining section today about buttermilk, full of information that I've always suspected is true. For example, supermarket buttermilk is not real buttermilk! It's not always easy to find, but it's worth searching out real buttermilk.
I also learned that the reason a lot of the vintage recipes in my collection call for sweet milk (instead of simply milk) is that buttermilk was so prevalent, especially in the south, that the distinction had to be made.
Here are a links to recipes featuring buttermilk from my blog, griddle cakes and buttermilk pie, followed by a link to the Times story. Enjoy!