Shopping List June 2006

Ingredients to look for
this month

Goat milk: You love goat cheese, so why not put goat milk on your Froot Loops? It’s giving bovine a fight for shelf space at area markets because it’s easier to digest, is usually free of hormones, and has more calcium, vitamin A and potassium. Available at area Whole Foods; wholefoodsmarket.com.


Goat milk: You love goat cheese, so why not put goat milk on your Froot Loops? It’s giving bovine a fight for shelf space at area markets because it’s easier to digest, is usually free of hormones, and has more calcium, vitamin A and potassium. Available at area Whole Foods; wholefoodsmarket.com.

Flying Angel biscotti mix: Delaware County resident Gina Verdi guarantees professional results with only two ingredients and her mix. Brew some espresso, and pretend your kitchen is a café in Rome. Find Double Chocolate, Cranberry Pecan and Tuscan Vanilla mixes at Luigi & Giovanni, 3601 Chapel Road, Newtown Square, 610-353-2080; flyingangelgourmet.com.

Veal cheeks: They’re tender, flavorful, easy to cook, and on restaurant menus throughout the city. And yes, they are actually the veal’s cheek. Braise them in some wine or stock to serve whole, or shred to add depth to tired Bolognese. Order in advance at D’Angelo Bros., 909 South 9th Street, 215-923-5637; dangelobros.com.

Juici: It’s no surprise that a former manager of Buddakan would create this chic beverage: non-alcoholic, caffeine-free, great as a mixer or sweet and peppy on its own. Look for Juici behind the bar at Old City’s Red Sky, or buy Grape Vyne, Jorga Peach and Strawberri Patch flavors at Great Scot Supermarket, 1733 Spruce Street, 215-985-5930; juicibeverages.com.

Soft-shell crabs: June is when Maryland blue crabs (the yummiest) shed their shells. Don’t steam these; a quick, hot cook works best. Grill, sauté, fry or broil, and serve simply with lemon, hot sauce or mayo—or with all three on a sammy. Ippolito’s Seafood, 1300 Dickinson Street, 215-389-8906; ippolitoseafood. biz.

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