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The World of Fermented Milk

Throughout history and across the world you will find variations of fermented milks. Milk is often combined with a mixture of bacteria and/or yeast making for a sour milk product.  What happens is that the bacteria and yeast utilize the lactose molecule and convert it into lactic acid. The acidity of the milk prevents the growth of potentially harmful micro-organisms and has historically been known to yeild a ton of health benefits. This process is a sort of ‘fermentation’ that acts to preserve the milk for a time. Here are but a few varieties of fermented milk products from across the globe:

busa (Turkestan), cieddu (Italy), dadhi (India), kefir (Balkans), kumiss (Steppes), labanZabadi (Egypt), mazun (Armenia), taette (N. Europe), skyr (Iceland), masl (Iran),crowdies (Scotland), kuban, and yoghurt.

Stay tuned for our upcoming series of fermented milks, their benefits, issues of ethical dairy consumption, sustainability and much more.

Source: http://www.answers.com/topic/fermented-milk

Delicious dessert looks like… a burger?!

Burger day is set! A milieu of greasy spoons come together on June 3, 2012 from 11:30 am – 3:30 pm at Wychwood Barns in Toronto, for what could be a heart attack waiting to happen.

Yogalicious can meet this challenge! Fearless in the land of caloric overload, Yogalicious joins world renowned Chef Bruno Elsier to create the ultimate dessert experience: a decadent, artisan dessert burger; the ultimate paradox: delicious and nutritious in a burger… yup, the Yogalicious Burger, aka: Yoga Burger!

Let’s be honest folks, the popularity of Fast-Food burger joints proves that even bad burgers are good… but, why settle for less than the best? We’ll show them how it’s done. We are going to make Canada healthier one Yoga burger at a time!

Get the goods at Toronto’s largest “BURGER DAY”, Wychwood Barns, June 3, 2012: 11:30 – 3:30… stay tuned here and at thegrid.to/burgerweek, for hints about our hot ingredient deck. Local is back!

Ice cream, frozen yogurt and gelato had a lovechild: YOGALICIOUS

Well, according to some scientists, there are animals that mate in threes. Apparently, the capelin is one of them. Two males assist the female capelin in pushing spawn out of her body. Hmmmm… makes you wonder eh? Some say dessert is as good as sex. Not sure I agree, but looks like ice cream got together with frozen yogurt and gelato and voila, yogalicious is born!  This post is thanks to Anthony Wills, the dude who inspired this vision. The things people talk about in java shops!

Source: Promiscuity: An Evolutionary History of Sperm Competition

Can you handle a week of Burgers?

So here is what’s going on…THE GRID is presenting the first-annual Burger Week in Toronto, a celebration of the ultimate comfort food. It’s a perfect way for your business to expand and connect with young, urban foodies.

Yogalicious will be there with a dessert burger to blow your mind!

Look for updates here on our blog the week of May 14, 2012.