Snacks at Work: Burrata

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Normally I wouldn’t categorize burrata as a good snack to have at work, but I have an unusual group of colleagues. They’re very into food. So after editing Judith Hausman’s piece on Dante’s the other day, I found myself craving one of Anthony Perrotta’s delicious panini for lunch and headed to Central Avenue to pick one up. I came back with snacks for everyone:

Here’s the cheese in the middle of our newsroom. I believe the placemat is appropriate, don’t you?

Authentic:

I also brought back figs, balsamic vinegar reduction and baguette:

Dante’s, 429 Central Avenue, White Plains. 914-946-3609.

Now… what about this show-us-your-lunch thing? Who’s into it?

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

3 Comments

  1. So I’ve had burrata three times now. Once at a restaurant in Washington, DC over the summer, and twice from a 4-pack I found at Costco, from BelGiosioso (a Wisconsin cheese maker, BJ’s and Sams Club sell their mozzarella).

    I have to say that I expected the inside to be runny, with cream oozing out, based on what I had seen on an episode of Lidia’s show (Liz, I can’t really tell from your picture). They haven’t been. The one in DC was probably Italian because it has had a different consistency inside than the ones from Costco (I thought it was better, and it did look like the one in your picture). The DC one was a thin shell with what appeared to be thin layers of mozzarella inside. The BelGiosioso brand has a thicker casing (the last one I had was an inch thick on one side) and what’s inside is more like a paste. Not bad, but not what I was expecting. Still, it tastes good, and at $6.99 for 4 pieces from Costco, it’s a great deal compared to the Italian stuff.

  2. I found a blog that talks about the Wisconsin company and has a picture of their burrata cut open. It looks like mine did.

    cheeseunderground.blogspot.com/2007/11/belgioioso-burrata.html

    Add your own http at the start (or just search on wisconsin burrata) because this appears not to be getting posted when I have it included.

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