Browning Butter and Finding Mizithra
When I visited my wife's family and friends for the first time, one of our dining trips took us to the Spaghetti Factory. It was here that I experienced for the first time the combination of browned butter and mizithra cheese. It was splattered over spaghetti and the combo also made an appearance over broccoli. Well, I've been on a search for that elusive cheese ever since. We've substituted a good feta or parmesan reggiano, but there was something about mizithra that complemented the nutty brown butter. Today, while in Greektown, we found Athens Grocery, and after stocking up on some kalamata olives and Greek feta for a lunch salad, we asked and found mizithra cheese! For a recipe, try this, and for a quick lesson on brown butter, check this out. Enjoy!