Sunday, June 1, 2014

Souvas and Egg White Shortage

Suovas with Mushroom Sauce

Suovas is the Sami word for "smoked". And Sami’s are people who live in the Artic region, in northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.

Souvas also refers to salted smoked reindeer meat. It is one of the most delicious meats I have eaten. The flavor is intense, gamey and smoky. Reindeer meat is quite lean but extremely tender when thinly sliced and cooked quickly. The recipe is available here.

Today's Favourite Photo
Rhubarb-Wrapped Pineapple Mousse Cake

Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: the guardian
Demand for egg yolk-free omelettes, sandwiches and shakes has resulted in a shortage of egg-whites in the US. To me this sounds strange since the egg york is tasty and healthy.

According to the US food price information service Urner Barry, the cost of liquid egg whites increased by 80% in the 12 months to December 2013. As a result egg whites are now significantly more expensive than the yolks.

I was even surprised to read that McDonald's has products that only use egg whites, such as Scrambled Egg Whites and Egg White Delight McMuffin. These products are supposedly healthy because they only use egg whites. But it also contains liquid margarine. And the Egg White Delight McMuffin contains processed cheddar cheese. To me it seems strange to remove remove egg yolk but use liquid margarine and processed cheese. The American consumer thinks otherwise.


  1. So you are back to Sweden I guess ;-) Anything smoked is delicious so I'm sure this reindeer dish is fantastic too.
    I still remember how shocked (and disgusted) I was to learn white only omelettes were served in the US... What is the point? A tofu omelette would be so much more delicious if the person doesn't want to eat yolk (but it's been such a long time eggs are no longer "vile", at least in Europe...). And you are right about the taste: I would be very happy to order a yolk-only omelette :-)

    1. Yes, North Sweden:)
      A tofu omelette sounds better than egg white omelette. But Americans and their taste!

  2. Now I really ant to try salted smoked reindeer meat!

    Sorry, but what? Just eat the whole damn egg in moderation. Ridiculous lol.

    1. I suppose this trend hasn't come to Canada yet.

  3. Love the colour tones on that Rhubarb cake, looks so cool!

  4. wow, simply delicious and comforting meals!!!
    i'm a huge fans of raindeer or venison too, i even made bresaola from it.....

    1. Thanks for visiting. I've tried reindeer jerky (bresaola?) - delicious

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