Konjac, In Ice Cream!

Mark Mazer markemazer@gmail.com
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:36:45 PDT
Konjac is a commodity::   http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/konjac-powder.html

On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 4:13 PM, Judy Glattstein <jgglatt@gmail.com> wrote:

> Who'd a thought?
> "Dondurma, Turkish ice cream, is traditionally made with goat's milk,
> mastic and salep, which is derived from the bulbs of wild Anatolian
> orchids. These flowers are now endangered, so Lezzetli Ice Cream <
> http://www.lezzetliicecream.com/>, which recently started selling its
> homage to dondurma at the Hester Street Fair on the Lower East Side,
> substitutes *Japanese konjac powder*. The ice cream is churned in a
> machine, frozen, then beaten with a long rod (as is traditional) until it
> clings to itself. Of the four flavors currently available, Chios vanilla,
> named after the Greek island where the mastic tree grows and thoroughly
> colonized by flecks of vanilla bean, is the doughiest; pull it and you can
> see strands part, as with string cheese."
> From today's NY Times online. Emphasis mine.
> Judy in sunny, summery, humid New Jersey
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