Monday, March 30, 2009
A Yearning for Cheese
There's certain things you're advised not to eat while pregnant. Those things totally differ depending on which country you're in and what the current research says. In Sweden, women are told (among other things) to stay away from any raw, dried or cured meat (no parma ham for me...), to not eat their beef rare, to never have any soft cheeses (even if they're pasteurized), to avoid certain fishes because of the toxins, and to not drink a single drop of alcohol.
And I can't wait to eat cheese again. It's ok if you heat it up, which is what prompted the risotto you see above - it has gorgonzola, mushrooms, ham and broad beans - but I'm really missing the texture of it. Blue cheese. And chèvre. And brie. Oh well - only about six weeks to go! I wonder if they look at you funny if you bring cheese to the hospital..?