[Sca-cooks] American Substitution and Translation

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Sun May 6 18:39:55 PDT 2012

> Hej Hej!
> I have a new cookbook that have many recipes requiring quark and kvass.
> What is quark called in the United States? I don't want to use cottage 
> cheese. Any ideas for substitutions or recipes?

Try looking for "farmer's cheese," a white colored cheese made without 

> As for kvass, the book calls it "bread soup" but I also know it as an 
> alcohol drink. Any ideas what this could be or use as a substitute?
> Bless Bless
> Aelina the Saami

Unless your liquor store can get kvass from the Beaver Brewing Company of 
Beaver Falls, PA, try using a wheat beer.  While kvass is commonly made from 
rye bread, it is also made from wheat bread, so a wheat beer will probably 
give you the closest match OTC.


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