Straus Family whole-milk yogurt
Home cooks who want to re-create the flavors of Greece, India, and the Middle East face a major problem: unflavored whole-milk yogurt is a frequent ingredient in these dishes, but home cooks can't buy it from the same commercial sources that owners of Greek restaurants do. Happily, Straus Family Creamery organic products have finally started making their way south from the Bay Area. Their whole-milk yogurt is just like Greek yogurt -- thick, creamy, weighty, tangy -- but not excessively sour. It's now available at Trader Joe's, and at most "better" groceries throughout the area.