Calvin Trillin Sings the Praises of Mozzarella and Hot Tamales

Thursday, January 09, 2014

New Yorker contributor Calvin Trillin describes his visits to the Hot Tamale Capital of the World—Greenville, Mississippi—and talks about the closing of his beloved Joe’s Dairy store on Sullivan Street in New York. He’s the author of "Mozzarella Story: A Cheese Ritual" in the December 2 issue of The New Yorker, and "Tamales on the Delta" in the January 6 issue.



Calvin Trillin

Comments [3]

Lisa from Katonah, NY

Intro paragraph says "Joe’s Diary" instead of "Dairy" - thought you'd like to fix! I'd love to read Joe's Diary!!

Jan. 09 2014 01:35 PM
Rhoma from South Village

Alas, Joe's Dairy is closed because of the pressure of overdevelopment (4 condo projects at least in 2 blocks!) in this tiny area, the South Village. It is harder for small specialized businesses like Joe's Dairy and for current tenants to survive in this special neighborhood if a small neighborhood is turned into high-rise condo projects.

And there indeed was a guy who used to stand by the firebox when the smoked mozzarella was being made, so that no one would call in a fire alarm.

Jan. 09 2014 12:56 PM
Scott from NYC

What retail stores sell Joe's smoked mozarella?

Jan. 09 2014 12:46 PM

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