Wed, 7 Dec 1994 09:09:00 -0500


I've been reading the mail for just over a week now and
thought that it's time to introduce myself. I would have
done this on Monday if it hadn't taken me so long to read
all the mail!

I'm a 30 year old Food Scientist/Process Engineer and have
been growing CP for nearly 6 years. Although I grow many
genera, my main interest is in Pinguicula and Sarracenia
though I am starting to take a greater interest in Utrics.

I've been subscribing to CPN for the last 3 years and am
also a member of the UK CP society and the International
Pinguicula Study Group.

For the past 12 months or so I have been gathering
information on the use of European Pings ( and to a lesser
extent Drosera ) in the production of traditional fermented
dairy products ( particularly in Scandinavia ). Some of the
Swedish references mention that these fermentation processes
were also carried out in the U.S. by Scandinavian immigrants
using P.vulgaris. I would like to hear from anyone who can
give me further info on these fermentation's in the U.S.
Also does anyone know if the native American Indians had a
use for Pings? Finally, on the same subject I would like to
hear from any Japanese members ( or anyone else for that
matter) who know of any uses of these plants in food
processing in Japan.