Mon 9 Jul, 2012 10:30 am
Mark Bittman says there's no good reason to drink it.
Are you a milk drinker? milk avoider? milk don't-care-r?
My girlfriend is allergic to milk protein so ......no cheese, no milk byproducts, no yogurt, cream cheese NOR any bread, muffin, bun, cake, cinnamon roll which is made with milk.
Butter, surprisingly enough, is all fat, so no milk protein in that, slather all the butter you want on that no-milk-in-here-French Baguette.
I thought I was going to really miss cooking with cheese and milk, but I don't.
Joe(most Asian foods don't have any of either in them.)Nation
I don't drink milk. Stopped doing it when I started reading about the massive amount of money the industry pays for studies that show you need to drink their product.
well this is good news for me. I've hated milk my entire life. So much so that I would secretly throw it in the trash at school and/or hide the milk carton in my lunch box to be thrown away on my walk home.
I can tolerate chocolate milk, but drinking milk makes me feel like puking. The only time I can remember ever drinking milk without issue was right after giving birth. I was so hungry, I ate everything and even drank down the milk.
I have no personal fight with milk, I miss it terribly. cheese even moreso...
I may try some real butter and see if I get sick, Joe.
I have an acceptable butter substitute, but it's not butter. and it's more expensive than butter...
not fond of drinking it unless i have something sweet with it.
blending it into a fruit smoothie is da bomb...
Most of my family are allergic to milk. A few years ago, my cousin was in incredible pain, losing weight and so on. The doctors had explored all leads and still couldn't diagnose the problem. The were to put her under the knife for exploratory surgery. My aunt (an RN) went to the nearest chemist for a few things and started up a conversation with a woman, telling her of the impeding surgery and why. The woman asked about milk products. Sure enough, the cancelled the operation and took her off milk. She's not had a day with the pain since.
I read somewhere once't that French bread is just yeast, salt and flour. The same source said that Italian bread is just the same, 'cept no salt. I could live on bread and butter if i got a meatloaf sammich here and there.
I don't avoid milk products but I don't buy them often. I use it in cooking and for cereal. I once in a while eat ice cream, cottage cheese, other cheeses, and yoghurt, but I'm not a big fan of milk. I also disagree with everything the authorities recommend because a) of the lobbying, and b) I do what my body wants. I haven't had a glass of milk in over 40 years.
Mark Bittman can give himself soy milk enema if he so chooses.
I am an avid milker drinker. I can go through a gallon of skim milk in 7 to 10 days.
I like milk! I'm so glad that none of us have a problem drinking it.
We buy milk from a dairy less than 10 miles from our house. It is family owned and has been around for almost 100 years. They really just process the milk at the dairy these days, buying the milk from several, small, area dairy farmers. There's only a few stores that sell it, luckily we live near one.
I use about a gallon of it a month, the non-fat stuff for baking, cooking and cold cereal. Can't stand the taste of the higher fat levels in milk, probably because I was raised on the non-fat stuff.
I probably eat more yogurt and cottage cheese than milk. Love that stuff.
I'm a milk don't care-r. I had a brief episode in my late teens when I drank litres of milk each day - sometimes a litre in what was really one giant gulp.
Now I don't drink milk at all (probably only a few cups a year, distributed into hundreds of cups of tea), but I love cheese and yogurt.
I didn't realize how high-calorie skim milk is. No need to cut out the soda if milk's got that much sugar in it.
Thanks for that link, ehBeth. (I'm still reading all the comments)
I'm lactose intolerant. It hurts me, so I stopped drinking it when I was in my early 20s. I use Lactaid occasionally when I'm dying for some cereal. I heard cow's milk isn't good for people about a decade or so ago - and illogical. Moot point for me though.