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Where can I get Burrata?

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Fred Jan 20, 2001 04:52 PM

I finally had the chance to go to Campanile when I was back in LA and tried the burrata with grilled escarole per Pepper's advice. My goodness it was amazing...almost brought tears to my eyes.

Anyways, I can't find the stuff here in NYC and I've been wandering all over the place. Any ideas? Thanks.

Fred

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    berkleybabe Jan 20, 2001 04:56 PM

    Could you tell me what burrata is? New term to me.

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      Fred Jan 21, 2001 12:57 PM

      Burrata
      boor-RAH-tah

      This deliciously creamy cheese is a specialty of Southern Italy, especially the regions of Apulia, Campania, and Basilicata. Traditionally made from buffalo's milk, today most burrata is made from cows' milk. Basically a fresh mozzarella whose soft center is a combination of cream and finely chopped mozzarella curds, burrata is highly perishable, given its creamy center, and lasts only a few days in the refrigerator. When you bite or cut into burrata, the cream oozes out irresistibly. Burrata is wonderful paired with fresh tomatoes, fragrant basil, and a generous drizzle of olive oil. Its name derives from its buttery center: burro means butter in Italian

      -From Cucina Italiana Online

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        M.K. Jan 24, 2001 08:02 PM

        Burrata is not easy to find,because it spoils so fast,but the best place to look is DiPalo's Dairy,on Grand and Mott St. in Manhattan.They are very generous people,and will let you taste different cheeses,and give you lots of information on Italian cheeses.

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          Phil Pace Feb 24, 2001 11:15 AM

          Wed. times had a small story on this. It's described as a sheet of fresh buffalo mozzarella wrapped up and tied like a beggars purse around a creamy center of softer mozzarella floating in cream.
          (kinda rich,huh ) listed a midtown place called San Pietro as importing it. 18 East 54th Street 212-753-9015 250 grams =$10 should feed two, they mention (and I would assume so) that it's not as good as fresh.

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