Friday 19 October 2007 5.24pm
Buttermilk is a problem in England.
Tesco and Waitrose only sell 250 ml and of inferior quality. The halal butcher on TBR, next door to Kardo's, do sell it in liter packages and they get it in Belgium. I have always found it strange that the fancy dairy shop in Borough Market
doesn't have it and have requested it on numerous occasions, to no avail.
I love buttermilk (lait battu or karnemelk) and on the continent widely consumed as a drink and not only to cook with. It comes in many different qualities and the thicker the better, although milky enough for it not to be yoghurt. It is delicious when blended with strawberries or peaches.