On Mon, 10 Mar 1997 vmodrsi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Regarding Victoria's listing of "convenience" foods she relies on in
> Germany--what in the world is "quark"? I thought it was a term used in
> astronomy or astrophysics or some related discipline. (Of course I have
> no idea what it means in that context either :-( ).
Quarks are the building blocks of protons and neutrons, which are in
turn the building blocks of atoms. This falls under the category of
In Germany, however, quark is a soft white cheese--sort of a combo
between cream cheese and cottage cheese. It's generally unavailable
in the U.S. except maybe in some specialty shops. (I've never seen it
here, but it must be available _somewhere_ in the country!)
I think that homemade yogurt cheese is a reasonable sub for quark, but
I'm not sure, since I've never tried either and am going by hearsay.
Susan "Ask more physics questions!" Lehman