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Anyone who knows my cooking knows that I'm all about supporting local foods...well...apparently I will have a few gallons of local camel milk here in St. Louis next week. I'm thinking yogurt and fresh cheese to start, and maybe make a caramel, but what else? Anyone use it before? Suggestions? Warnings?

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Now that's a first for me (and probably a last): "local camel milk" and "St. Louis" in the same sentence. :B

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28 minutes ago, gfron1 said:

Anyone who knows my cooking knows that I'm all about supporting local foods...well...apparently I will have a few gallons of local camel milk here in St. Louis next week. I'm thinking yogurt and fresh cheese to start, and maybe make a caramel, but what else? Anyone use it before? Suggestions? Warnings?

I have no first hand experience, but the first thing that popped in my head was a salty panna cotta with "maghreb"-type flavourings (woody/resin) and dried fruits on top. Bit of a tangine flavor profile, but milky ...

 

I do like your camel caramel idea :wink:

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Camel ice cream?  Rather than scoop or two, you can ask. "one hump or two"?


Edited by IowaDee again, I ca't spell worth you know what. (log)
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We are no stranger to camel milk - check out Lior's posts here and maybe ask her.

 

 

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I heard two stories about camel milk this year: one on NPR

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/02/15/514544612/once-restricted-to-herders-camel-milk-is-about-to-hit-the-shelves-across-india

and the other on the Milk Street podcast (which I keep listening to, even though at least once an episode I hear something that makes me want to hurl the iPod into the middle of the street and let the cars run it over, PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!)

https://www.177milkstreet.com/radio/the-quick-palestine-cook-bold-easy-fresh

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Got to wondering  where the camel milk came from.  Only camels I'm aware of there are those  at the zoo or Grants Farm.  

Never had milk but I was gifted a roast from Jungle Jim's market a few years back.  Not a lot of camel  recipes out there and I might have been better off looking for advice on how to soften an old leather saddle.  Went the low and slow method in the slow cooker.  Wasn't near low or slow enough.

I suspect the beast had died of old age after a lifetime of hauling his bony ass up and down sand dunes and spitting at tourists.  He got the last laugh

for sure!

 

 

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12 hours ago, Kerry Beal said:

'Camel caramel' - say that fast five times!

 

The logo is easy: a camel with a R and A on the two humps.

 

 

 

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23 hours ago, teonzo said:

The logo is easy: a camel with a R and A on the two humps.

 

If you create the stage name Rob Acornoley then it's perfect.

 

 

 

Teo

 

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7 hours ago, teonzo said:

 

If you create the stage name Rob Acornoley then it's perfect.

 

 

 

Teo

 

I was wracking my brain trying to figure out the R & A - thought I was developing dementia

 

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1 hour ago, Kerry Beal said:

I was wracking my brain trying to figure out the R & A - thought I was developing dementia

 

I would prescribe an enigmatography exam to the doctor.

(I'm joking of course, in case it is still not clear it's: camel + RA = caRAmel --- Rob initials are RC so they need rewording to fit)

 

 

 

Teo

 


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Judging from the names and  locations, I'm going to guess these are Amish owned places.  Camel dairies seem to be one of the latest things among them.  Petty much run out of the puppy mill business so maybe this is the next big thing. Not that I'm comparing the two.  We had a huge mill not far from us that shut down.  I'll have to watch for camels now.  Okay, back to the main topic, sorry about that....

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