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cheese knife

cheese knife   Reference library

Brent A. Wasser

The Oxford Companion to Cheese

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017

...deep copper vat traditionally used in Alp cheesemaking. Cheesemakers change the orientation of the harp while slowly yet deftly passing it through the curd, resulting in uniform curd pieces. Cheese knives designed for flat-bottomed Cheddar vats are often square, with a handle perpendicular to the wires that facilitates pulling the tool through the shallow curd. Cheesemakers often have two cheese knives, one strung vertically and one strung horizontally. To cut the curd into evenly sized pieces, they first draw the horizontal cheese harp through the curd, then...

Mosel

Mosel   Reference library

David Schildknecht

The Oxford Companion to Wine (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
2,515 words

...the Saar’s confluence with the Mosel near Trier, comes a hairpin turn with outstanding vineyards along its right bank at Filzen and Kanzem, the latter’s Altenberg among the entire Mosel’s handful of finest vineyards. Across the river at Wawern, the Herrenberg and Goldberg—perpendicular to the river—are being revived. The Saar straightens to north-south orientation just upstream from Kanzem at Wiltingen, whose Braune Kupp, Gottesfuss, Kupp, and Hölle are all first-rate. The fame of Wiltingen’s towering Scharzhofberg is nowadays rightly associated with the...

Curling

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Morris MOTT

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
3,641 words

...its throws. They forfeit the match if they fail to do so. Curling Rinks A standard curling rink is between 14.5 and 15 feet wide and at least 146 feet long. As each end is played, only 132 feet of the 146 feet are in play. A centerline bisects the length of the ice, and four perpendicular lines cross the width of the ice at both ends. ( See figure 1 .) The house is centered where the tee line intersects the centerline. The stone must be released before its leading edge touches the near hog line. If a player is still in contact with a stone as it crosses the...

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