“If I put kiwi fruit in my skyr, is there some kind of ancestral retribution that will fall upon my head?”
“Traditionally, skyr is made from skim milk after the cream has been floated off to make butter.”
“Traditionally, skyr is made with pasteurized skimmed milk and live active cultures such as Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus.”
“I also hear that in Iceland some people mix one part skyr with one part porridge (skyr is yogurt I think), but of course you’ve actually been to Iceland and so should know better than I.”
“Those yogurt-hurling demonstrators who tossed a local version called skyr were concerned about house repossessions.”
“If you want skyr, the stuff with the tang, the stuff that leaves chalk residue in your mouth, the real-man Icelandic take-no-prisoners made-since-the-year-1000 stuff, the food that built a nation, then that's just "skyr".”
“Recently, Icelandic manufacturers of skyr have added flavors such as vanilla, berry, and other flavorings common to yoghurt to the final product, to increase its appeal.”
“Then, "skyr condenser" — good skyr, used to ignite bacteria growth, and rennet was added, and the milk was left to coagulate.”
“The skyr was then strained through fabric to remove the whey, called "mysa" in Icelandic, a by-product that Icelanders used as a thirst-quenching drink.”
“Like milk, regular yogurt is mostly water-but with skyr, that water is strained away.”
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