A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 04, 2013
Mooshine (moo + moonshine)

Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized or homogenized; the product is illegal in many states. “Moonshine” is the term for alcohol produced illicitly, and raw milk has been nicknamed “mooshine” (moo + moonshine).

“Mooshine” has been cited in print since at least 2009.


Wikipedia: Raw milk
Raw milk is milk that has not been pasteurized or homogenized. While proponents claim there are benefits to raw milk that is made without pasteurization and homogenization, the medical community warns of the dangers of unpasteurized milk. Availability and regulation of raw milk vary from region to region.

The Lyme Disease Sentinel Blog
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Please Pass The Mooshine!
PLEASE PASS THE MOOSHINE
By Marjorie Tietjen
Throughout history people around the world have consumed unpasteurized and unhomogenized milk products, along with other unprocessed foods, with resulting vitality and strong constitutions. It is only in recent times that this nourishing food has been subjected to high heat and other unnatural processes.

Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald
‘Mooshine’ milk udderly bad for you
February 6, 2011
Alicia Wood
THE thirst for raw milk straight from the cow’s udder has created a clandestine market among consumers who say it is healthier and tastes better.

However, food authorities are determined to stamp out what they say is a highly dangerous and illegal practice.

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Food Republic
Dec 4, 2013 9:00 am
With Vague Laws And High Demand, There’s A Reason Raw Milk Is Called Mooshine
First rule of milk club: Don’t talk about milk club

BY BRUCE WATSON
(...)
But first, a little background. Raw milk is unpasteurized, which means that, unlike supermarket milk, it is not heated to kill bacteria. Pasteurization is intended to protect against food poisoning and disease, which were a big concern in the 1930’s when milk accounted for one in four foodborne diseases. In most circumstances, it’s still illegal to sell milk that has not been pasteurized.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, December 04, 2013 • Permalink