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(Food and Wine)   Confused are the cheesemongers, because it's not real Parmigiano Reggiano unless the laser-powered blockchain crypto-anchor microtransponder can authenticate it, it's just sawdust in a can   (foodandwine.com) divider line
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2022-05-19 4:20:40 AM  
If it's not Grana Padano it's merda
 
2022-05-19 7:33:34 AM  

flappy_penguin: If it's not Grana Padano it's merda


Holy shiat, THIS.  F*ck Parmesan.  Grana Padano is superior in every way.
 
2022-05-19 9:16:52 AM  
Bill Gates approves.
 
2022-05-19 9:23:47 AM  
Just when you thought the word "blockchain" couldn't be any more inane.
 
2022-05-19 9:29:17 AM  
Forgive me - I'm old.
Dafuq is a "laser-powered blockchain crypto-anchor microtransponder" - and do I require special insurance to protect me from it?
 
2022-05-19 10:17:38 AM  
Old nonnas use the rind when they make soup/stock. This, uh, might be a problem.

/pecorino romano, per favore
 
2022-05-19 12:28:19 PM  

flappy_penguin: If it's not Grana Padano it's merda


Personal choice. I happen to like certain Italian cheeses, but Parmesan and Grana Padano aren't on the list. I will admit I use some Parmesan along with Pecorino when making cacio e pepe. That's almost enough to have some Italian friends throw dry pasta at me in protest, but they admit it tastes very good.
 
2022-05-19 12:41:33 PM  

oldfarthenry: Forgive me - I'm old.
Dafuq is a "laser-powered blockchain crypto-anchor microtransponder" - and do I require special insurance to protect me from it?


A fancier RFID chip?
 
2022-05-19 12:50:49 PM  
NFT cheese is the way to go.
 
2022-05-19 1:17:13 PM  
why does cheese need a covid vaccine ?
 
2022-05-19 1:59:58 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: oldfarthenry: Forgive me - I'm old.
Dafuq is a "laser-powered blockchain crypto-anchor microtransponder" - and do I require special insurance to protect me from it?

A fancier RFID chip?


Basically, yeah. A tiny solar cell on a tiny RFID chip about the size of a grain of sand. Point laser at rind of cheese, it gets just enough power to wake up the chip, which then whispers out the serial number that hopefully decodes to the right kind of cheese.
 
2022-05-19 2:31:35 PM  
This ought to get the QQ birds up in arms.
 
2022-05-19 9:49:25 PM  
I've had Italians tell me that Parmagiano, Pecorino, and Fontina can ONLY be properly made in very specific regions of Italy and that only Italian cheesemakers can control the temperature and humidity of the aging cave properly. They say I was very lucky to get the real stuff and ask how where I got it. "Out of a wine fridge I have rigged up with a PID controlled mister, made from not-ultra-pasteurized milk I got from the supermarket. Cultures from New England Cheesemaking Supply."

They are unhappy to hear this.
This hyperregionalism is perhaps the greatest weakness of Italian cooking. Come to think of it it's the greatest weakness of Italian culture and of Italy as a country.
 
2022-05-20 5:48:54 AM  
I always call canned Parmesan shuffleboard powder.

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