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Bee-dubya-ell 25 Jun 11 - 09:30 AM
DMcG 25 Jun 11 - 10:22 AM
John MacKenzie 25 Jun 11 - 10:44 AM
GUEST,999 25 Jun 11 - 11:02 AM
bobad 25 Jun 11 - 11:13 AM
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gnu 25 Jun 11 - 11:34 AM
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Subject: BS: Large curd or small?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 09:30 AM

Just when you thought the supply of pointless and inane thread topics had been completely exhausted, that the bottom of the barrel had been reached, that the Mudcat equivalent of The Billion names For God had been spoken and that the lights were about to go out forever, we come to this....

So... which type of cottage cheese do you prefer, large curd or small?

I'm asking because I've had a cottage cheese epiphany of sorts. I've always bought small curd cottage cheese, but have never really given any thought to why until recently. After a bit of consideration, I have come to this stunning realization: I find the word "curd" inherently distasteful. "Curd" sounds too much like "turd". It's also an anagram for "crud". I prefer not to eat turds or crud and I would actually prefer not to eat anything called a "curd". However, since I am unable to force the cottage cheese industry to use a more appealing word to refer to the lumps in their products, I have been subconsciously seeking to lessen the distasteful act of curd eating by choosing the product with smaller curds.

Now, I suppose some astute thinker is going to point out that if one were to take the large curd option there would be fewerof the distasteful sounding curds in the package, but my curd-averse mind doesn't work that way. It's about size, not quantity. Having a mouthful of small curds is distasteful, but having a mouthful that amounts to one or two giant curds is unbearable.

Well, after performing a bit of amateur psychoanalysis on myself, I have come to grips with my curd aversion and, today, armed with the knowledge of the existence of my minor neurosis, stared that sucker down and bought a tub of LARGE curd cottage cheese! It's delicious! That doesn't mean I now find "curd" to be an intrinsically beautiful word like "azalea" or anything, but I no longer care about the size of curds. They no longer have power over me.

However, the thought of a dollop of large curd cottage cheese atop a serving of lime Jello still gives me a bit of the creeps.


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: DMcG
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 10:22 AM

A Yorkshire curd is a sort of cheesecake, and delicious!


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 10:44 AM

Yes DMcG, and in this house, it's known as a Yorkshire Turd Cart. Which sort of confims Bee Dub's prognoses.


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 11:02 AM

"BS: Large curd or small?"

I prefer MEDIUM curd.






















Thanks for the fuc#in' choice.


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: bobad
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 11:13 AM

Oh, oh, I see a copycat thread in the making.


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 11:25 AM

The Curd of the County
That just O'Curd to me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: gnu
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 11:34 AM

Never seen a large curd. How big are we talkin here?


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 11:42 AM

Hi, BWL. It's nice to find another person who cares about the sound of words and who toys with word associations.

Just the other night, the word 'gusto' was in the cross-word puzzle. I said, "I've always thought that was an ugly word," and the DH nodded assent. That kind of thing is why we're still in love after 35 years.

As for cottage cheese, I guess I prefer the small curd, but I've cut back on all octtage cheese since learning how salty it is.


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 11:59 AM

"Large curd or small?"

Neither, thanks...I don't care for its looks.

(Then why, Bill, do you like tapioca pudding? *shrug*..I dunno)


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 12:00 PM

I think that if large or small curd are off-putting, that you should switch to ricotta. I've only ever eaten ricotta in cooked foods, but you could make a culinary statement with your bowl of fruit and ricotta, or ricotta with a dollop of mayo on top.

And don't forget your spatula to get every speck out of the carton!

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 12:07 PM

Perhaps one of the reasons that large turd often tastes better is that it is usually higher fat content. I never see low fat large turd cottage cheese......The tinier turds, the small turd cottage cheese is available in low fat and no fat as well as the higher fat content.

Obviously I too have noticed the word problem for years but I almost always refer to curds as turds just for the helluva it. I'd find it much more disgusting if you said you had small curd diarrhea instead of the "shits."


Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: GUEST,Blind DRunk in Blind River
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 12:26 PM

Youse people are disgustin'!!! You make me sick, eh? Whatta buncha crud fondlers youse are!

- Shane


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 01:09 PM

I guess I've never associated curd with turd -- the latter word wasn't used much in my youth and I've always associated curd with cheese. (But, then again, I'm from Wisconsin, the Colby cheese factory was a mile from my grandparents' farm, and we always called manure "shit"...)

"Don't forget your spatula!" That is just soooo great every day advice!

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 10:16 PM

Especially since You-Know-Who started a memorable spatula thread.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 10:55 PM

My vote is for large curd cottage cheese.


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: Charmion
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 09:28 AM

I have had to give up cottage cheese altogether because of its high lactose content. It's one of the many things I never realized I would miss until it was gone.

I believe there's a song in that somewhere.

I liked the dry curd type, all the better to make blintzes with, my dear.


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 01:30 PM

":My vote is for large curd cottage cheese."

OK. I discussed this with my new-found friend, Churchill the Frog. He too thinks this is a biased sampling of curds. Where the heck are MEDIUM curds. I feel like I'm in a Federal Election on this thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: gnu
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 01:31 PM

Can't you cut the large ones to make medium ones? As long as The Federales don't find out, of course.

Now, HOW BIG are we talkin eh?! Geeze... ya ask a simple question...


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: IvanB
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 03:16 PM

Both my wife and I prefer large curd for its seemingly higher moisture. Interestingly enough, we winter in South Carolina and I can find Breakstone low-fat large curd cottage cheese there (2% milkfat), but not so in Michigan. So we tend to small curd during the summer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 05:43 PM

My favorite brand is Cabot and I prefer large (or medium) curd. I think Cabot's (from Vermont) is the best tasting of the brands I can buy locally. Faaaaaaar superior to Hood or the store brand in the flavor department.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: IvanB
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 05:53 PM

I'm a great fan of Cabot's cheddars, but I haven't seen their cottage cheese anywhere I shop.


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Jun 11 - 09:04 PM

Okay, I think medium curds are pretty good too. My preference is for a mix of medium and large curds, but please hold the small curds. In the immortal words of Jack Nicholson, "Hold it (them) between your knees."


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Subject: RE: BS: Large curd or small?
From: Becca72
Date: 27 Jun 11 - 12:01 PM

For me, curd size doesn't factor in at all...the only cottage cheese that doesn't totally gross me out is the stuff with pineapple in.

Something else I have trouble with - "clotted cream". From what I've heard, it's wonderful; however it reminds me of cream that's had some sort of accident and is on the mend. BLECK!


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