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Flavours, tastes, smells and textures have the power to transport you back to your childhood, to make you feel the way you did when you first tasted a peach, an orange or a caramelised onion and blue cheese tart. Reuben Riffel, 34-year-old South African sensation, grew up in humble Groendal and is now one of the country's best chefs. His restaurant, Reubenís, lies in the heart of South Africaís famous winelands in Franschhoek, a beautiful town fast becoming known as one of the world's premier food and wine destinations.
Most southern cooks will agree with Debbie Moose when she writes, ""Like a full moon on a warm southern night, buttermilk makes something special happen."" Buttermilk explores the rich possibilities of this beloved ingredient and offers remarkably wide-ranging recipes for its use in cooking and baking--and drinking, including The Vanderbilt Fugitive, a buttermilk-based cocktail. Buttermilk includes fifty recipes--most of which are uniquely southern, with some decidedly cosmopolitan additions--from Fiery Fried Chicken to Lavender Ice Cream to Mango-Spice Lassi. For each recipe, Moose includes background information, snappy anecdotes, and preparation tips. Replete with helpful hints and advice for finding the best quality buttermilk available, this cookbook is indispensable for anyone who wants to learn more about this tangy cooking staple.
Traditional English cheeses are finally getting the attention they deserve and this book helps you enjoy the process and the product at home. No complicated equipment, ingredients or premises are needed to make cheese, as this excellent introduction to the craft shows. Author Susan Ogilvy uses manageable quantities of milk and, with her step-by-step instructions and clear line drawings, guides you through every stage of the process. You can make delicious fresh milk cheese, cream cheese, traditional soft cheese, such as Crowdie, Colwick and Cambridge, the larger smallholder cheese and the small Cheshire. She also describes how to make other dairy products, such as yogurt, butter and fresh clotted cream. Practical but also handsomely illustrated, this is a wonderful addition to any cook or would-be smallholder's library.
The Little Book of Cakes and Bakes is the first in a follow-up series to Meze Publishing's regional cook books. It brings together a stellar selection of cakes and bakes made by independent restaurants, cafes, delis, farm shops, producers and of course bakers from the whole of the UK. Their recipes and stories showcase the wealth of talent and passion for all things indulgent across the country. From kitchen novices to budding Bake Off stars, there's something in this book to suit all home bakers and satisfy any sweet tooth.
From the author of Away with Words, a deeply hilarious and unexpectedly insightful deep-dive into a cultural and culinary phenomenon: cheese. "Who knew it was possible to enjoy reading about cheese as much as eating it? Remarkably entertaining, deeply insightful, and downright hilarious, American Cheese goes far beyond the plastic yellow slices we all know, and some love, revealing a community as quirky, passionate, and creative as the cheese they put into the world." - Jim Gaffigan, comedian/actor and New York Times bestselling author of Food: A Love Story Joe Berkowitz loves cheese. Or at least he thought he did. After stumbling upon an artisinal tasting at an upscale cheese shop one Valentine's Day, he realized he'd hardly even scratched the surface. These cheeses were like nothing he had ever tasted-a visceral drug-punch that reverberated deliciousness-and they were from America. He felt like he was being let in a great cosmic secret, and instantly he was in love. This discovery inspired Joe to embark on the cheese adventure of a lifetime, spending a year exploring the subculture around cheese, from its trenches to its command centers. He dove headfirst into the world of artisan cheese; of premiere makers and mongers, cave-dwelling affineurs, dairy scientists, and restauranteurs. The journey would take him around the world, from the underground cheese caves in Paris to the mountains of Gruyere, leaving no curd unturned, all the while cultivating an appreciation for cheese and its place in society. Joe's journey from amateur to aficionado eventually comes to mirror the rise of American cheese on the world stage. As he embeds with Team USA at an international mongering competition and makes cheese in the experimental vats at the Dairy Research Center in Wisconsin, one of the makers he meets along the way gears up to make America's biggest splash ever at the World Cheese Awards. Through this odyssey of cheese, an unexpected culture of passionate cheesemakers is revealed, along with the extraordinary impact of one delicious dairy product.
"The Cheese Chronicles" is an insider's look at the burgeoning world of American cheese from one lucky person who has seen more wedges and wheels, visited more cheesemakers, and tasted more delicious (and occasionally stinky) American cheese than anyone else. Liz Thorpe, second in command at New York's renowned Murray's Cheese, has used her notes and conversations from hundreds of tastings spanning nearly a decade to fashion this odyssey through the wonders of American cheese. Offering more than eighty profiles of the best, the most representative, and the most important cheesemakers, Thorpe chronicles American cheesemaking from the brave foodie hobbyists of twenty years ago (who put artisanal cheese on the map) to the carefully cultivated milkers and makers of today.
Thorpe travels to the nation's cheese farms and factories, four-star kitchens and farmers' markets, bringing you along for the journey. In her quest to explore cheesemaking, she high-lights the country's greatest cheeses and concludes that today's cheesemakers can help provide more nourishing and sensible food for all Americans.
Steve Jenkins, author of the celebrated "Cheese Primer," calls this "the best book about cheese you'll ever read." "The Cheese Chronicles" is a cultural history of an industry that has found breakout success and achieved equal footing with its European cousins.
A Field Guide to Cheese is the ultimate guide to the world of cheese and the only fully illustrated cheese reference. This tour de fromage begins with a history lesson on the creation of cheese, offers a primer of the many types of milks and categories of cheeses, and then leads readers to an encyclopedic survey of over 400 global cheeses. There are cheeses we all love like feta and fontina, Gouda and mozzarella, Pecorino Romano and chevre--but also rarities like King River Gold, a washed-rind cheese from Australia; Dancing Fern, a raw cow's-milk cheese from Tennessee; and Danbo, a semisoft, aged cheese from Denmark. Find cheeses that are best for melting, like hushallsost; those that are best served alone, such as bovski sir; and those that are the stinkiest, like Allgauer Weisslacker. There are cheeses with natural rinds, floral rinds, and soft rinds; curd cheeses; spreadable cheeses; pressed cheeses; whey cheeses; fresh cheeses; and more! A global collection of maps place each cheese to its origin, and readers can take their knowledge even further by reading up on the microbial life of cheese and the science behind our tasting palates. Packed with information, this book is for professional cheesemongers just as much as it is for those with a simple love of cheese.
Cheese, unlike other foods or culinary ingredients, is not a recently ""fashionable"" product. Its roots go back to ancient times. It was one of the favourite foods of the Greeks and Romans and in Egypt it was considered as one of their basic foods. Cheese now appears on the menus of the most luxurious restaurants, is a faithful companion for excursions and picnics, is a snack for children of almost all ages, is the food of the poor, is the joy of the gourmet, is the sandwich of choice... It is a universal panacea inside and outside the kitchen, and this is what this book reflects.
The booming worlds of artisan cheese and craft beer meet in this first-ever guide, an introduction to two dozen popular craft-beer styles and the cheeses that pair best with them. Gourmand Awards winner---Beer category, USA. "Like a lot of cheese experts, I'm convinced that the ultimate companion to cheese is, and always will be, great craft beer. Don't believe me? Try it for yourself. This beautiful, well-researched and tastefully written tome is the perfect accompaniment to your journey. Cheers!" ---Greg Koch, CEO & Co-Founder, Stone Brewing Co. / Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens "The rise in cheese connoisseurship has coincided with a delicious growth in quality beer appreciation. Janet draws on her keen palate to describe nuances in the many different beer styles and then recommends great cheese partners for each category. Cheese & Beer is an excellent guide that explains how different beers are crafted and what gives these different types their synergies with superior cheeses." ---Max McCalman, author, Mastering Cheese Cheese & Beer capitalizes on the rapidly growing audience for craft beer in the U.S. and the enthusiasm these passionate beer fans have for good cheese. Enhanced by the author's reputation as a journalist and cheese authority, the book fills a wide-open niche for consumer guidance in pairing craft beer and cheese. The beer enthusiast who wants to know which cheeses to pair with an IPA, porter or Trappist ale can easily find a recommendation. Each style entry includes: Style Notes: a description of that beer style---what defines it from the brewer's perspective, and what to expect from the beverage in the glass. Beers to Try Several recommended craft beers in that style, both domestic and imported. Some of the breweries included from across the country are: Boulevard Brewing (Kansas City, MO), Allagash Brewing (Portland, ME), Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn, NY), Firestone Walker (Paso Robles CA), Great Divide (Denver, CO), and Rogue Ales (Newport OR). Cheese Affinities: In general terms, what types of cheeses pair well with that style and why. Cheeses to Try Brief profiles of three well-distributed cheeses (domestic and imported) specifically recommended for that style and why More Cheeses to Try: A list of other cheeses to pair with that beer style--so that every reader should be able to find at least a couple of the recommended cheeses The introductory chapter includes general advice on pairing cheese and beer; and on selecting, storing and presenting cheese. Six themed platters give readers ideas for entertaining with beer and cheese.
Learn to cook one thing exceptionally well and you open the door to a multitude of possibilities, with no need for special equipment or fussy techniques. That's the premise of this book. Ned Baldwin, a home cook who taught himself to be an excellent chef, sees no reason why anyone else can't do the same. By showcasing one ingredient per method, Baldwin introduces all the skills a cook will ever need to prepare endless pleasurable meals. Get a big, beefy hit from a hanger steak by cooking it in the oven; master salad-making with leafy greens; grill fillets of sea bass for crispy skin and moist flesh; roast an explosively juicy chicken (the secret is to cook it on the floor of the oven); bake leeks to soft perfection; and more. Each dish is elaborated on in different ways to expand the technique into unlikely, inventive recipes that are jumping-off points for endless creativity.
Following a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet helps you lose weight, feel great and enjoy better energy and mental clarity. More and more people are turning to this healthy and delicious way of eating, but with lots of information about macronutrients and ketosis, it can be hard to know where to begin. Keto Kitchen makes it easy, with simple, delicious and inspiring recipes that fit into your busy lifestyle. This fantastic collection of recipes has been created by talented chef and keto devotee Monya Kilian Palmer, who has used her skill in the kitchen to put together a comprehensive selection of culinary delights that make it easy and enjoyable to eat keto. From Brown-Butter Scrambled Eggs to Slow-cooked Lamb Shoulder with Roast Cherry Tomatoes, every recipe is packed with flavour and nutrients. There are even desserts, including a Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Tart and Lime Cheesecake. The dishes are rich, indulgent and tasty - this is not diet food as you know it.
More and more cooks are turning to their own gardens or to local farmers' markets to find inspiration for their meals. Eating fresh, local produce is a hot trend, but lifelong Vermonter Marie Lawrence has been cooking with produce from her gardens, buying milk from the farmers up the road, and lavishing her family and lucky friends with the fruits of her kitchen labor since she was a kid. In this book she includes recipes for everything from biscuits and breads to pies and cookies, soups and stews to ribs and roasts. Also included are instructions for making cheese, curing meats, canning and preserving, and much more. Organized by month to coordinate with a farmer's calendar, cooks will find delicious recipes including orange date bran muffins and old fashioned pot roast in January, hot spiced maple milk and fried cinnamon buns in March, mint mallow ice cream in July, Vermont cheddar onion bread in October, and almond baked apples with Swedish custard cream in December. Other recipes include grilled chicken with peach maple glaze, veggie tempura, raspberry chocolate chip cheesecake, and dozens of other breads, salads, drinks, and desserts that are fresh from the farmer's kitchen. In addition to the recipes, readers will find old-fashioned household hints, a harvest guide, and a place to record your own favorite family recipes. Whether you have your own farm and garden or support your local farmers' market, this book will make seasonal cooking a true pleasure. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We've been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Mark Kurlansky's first global food history since the bestselling Cod and Salt; the fascinating cultural, economic and culinary story of milk and all things dairy – with recipes throughout
While mother's milk may be the essence of nourishment, it is the milk of other mammals that humans have cultivated ever since the domestication of animals more than 10,000 years ago. Today, milk is a test case in the most pressing issues in food politics, from industrial farming and animal rights to GMOs, the locavore movement and advocates for raw milk, who controversially reject pasteurisation.
Profoundly intertwined with human civilisation, milk has a compelling and surprisingly global story to tell, and historian Mark Kurlansky is the perfect person to tell it. Tracing the liquid's diverse history from antiquity to the present, he details its curious and crucial role in cultural evolution, religion, nutrition, politics, and economics.
Americans bought 50 percent more Greek yogurt in 2012 than they did in 2011, to the tune of $1.6 million. A staple of the Mediterranean kitchen, rich and creamy strained yogurt has taken over supermarket shelves here. Greek yogurt is calciumrich, full of healthy probiotics, and arguably healthier than traditional yogurt, boasting * Double the protein * Half the carbohydrates * Less lactose, and * Less salt Great on its own, Greek yogurt really shows its versatility in cooking, as it won't curdle like traditional yogurt. In this handy cookbook, learn how to make healthier comfort foods, such as Macaroni and Cheese, Seafood Chowder, and Greek Yogurt Chocolate Mousse. Here, too, are tips and advice on substituting Greek yogurt for sour cream, mayonnaise, or cream cheese in favorite family dishes, as well as ways to make these recipes your own.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Enticing, inviting and delicious. Vegan and vegetarian dishes that are hard to resist (and why should you?' YOTAM OTTOLENGHI ________________________________ Modern, vibrant, easy-to-make food. East is a must-have whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or simply want to eat more delicious meat-free food. Drawing from her 'New Vegan' Guardian column, Meera Sodha's collection features brand-new recipes inspired by Asian cuisine - from India to Indonesia, Singapore to Japan, by way of China, Thailand, and Vietnam. With 120 practical and mouth-watering recipes, learn how to make: - ROASTED PANEER ALOO GOBI for a quick Monday-night dinner - CARAMELIZED ONION AND CHILLI RAMEN straight from the store-cupboard - THE SODAH FAMILY MASALA OMELETTE to serve up a home-made brunch - SALTED MISO BROWNIES as a sweet treat There are seasonal specialities, warming noodles and curries, tofu and rice dishes as well as salads, sides and sweets - all practical and surprisingly easy to make - and bursting with exciting flavours. _________________________________ 'Meera can take a packet of noodles, some peanut butter and a hunk of tofu and work magic. East is the vegetable book for people who aren't vegetarian. A joy - I want to cook every dish' DIANA HENRY 'Fabulous' NIGELLA LAWSON 'She has a seemingly magic ability to tell you exactly the detail you need to make a dish sing. This book is a godsend' BEE WILSON, SUNDAY TIMES
Including more than 35 step-by-step recipes from the Black Sheep School of Cheesemaking Most DIY cheesemaking books are hard to follow, complicated, and confusing, and call for the use of packaged freeze-dried cultures, chemical additives, and expensive cheesemaking equipment. For though bread baking has its sourdough, brewing its lambic ales, and pickling its wild fermentation, standard Western cheesemaking practice today is decidedly unnatural. In The Art of Natural Cheesemaking, David Asher practices and preaches a traditional, but increasingly countercultural, way of making cheese-one that is natural and intuitive, grounded in ecological principles and biological science. This book encourages home and small-scale commercial cheesemakers to take a different approach by showing them: * How to source good milk, including raw milk; * How to keep their own bacterial starter cultures and fungal ripening cultures; * How make their own rennet-and how to make good cheese without it; * How to avoid the use of plastic equipment and chemical additives; and * How to use appropriate technologies. Introductory chapters explore and explain the basic elements of cheese: milk, cultures, rennet, salt, tools, and the cheese cave. The fourteen chapters that follow each examine a particular class of cheese, from kefir and paneer to washed-rind and alpine styles, offering specific recipes and handling advice. The techniques presented are direct and thorough, fully illustrated with hand-drawn diagrams and triptych photos that show the transformation of cheeses in a comparative and dynamic fashion. The Art of Natural Cheesemaking is the first cheesemaking book to take a political stance against Big Dairy and to criticize both standard industrial and artisanal cheesemaking practices. It promotes the use of ethical animal rennet and protests the use of laboratory-grown freeze-dried cultures. It also explores how GMO technology is creeping into our cheese and the steps we can take to stop it. This book sounds a clarion call to cheesemakers to adopt more natural, sustainable practices. It may well change the way we look at cheese, and how we make it ourselves.
Back in 1909, a handful of dairy farmers in Tillamook County,
Oregon, formed the Tillamook County Creamery Association. More than
100 years later, they are still using the original recipe.
Tillamook Cheese is an award-winning American favorite and a
household name. Over the years some of the greatest cheese recipes
in the world have been developed, tested, and tasted in
anticipation of the release of this one of a kind cookbook.
Patrick McGuigan is a British food journalist and cheese writer, who contributes to The Telegraph, Delicious and The Financial Times, among many other titles. He has travelled the world, from the Swiss Alps to the hipster cheese bars of New York, to write about cheese makers, maturers and retailers. A senior judge at the World Cheese Awards, Patrick also teaches cheese courses at the School of Fine Food and is a co-founder of the British Cheese Weekender and London Cheese Project festivals. He is particularly partial to a slice of Kirkham's Lancashire. www.patrickmcguigan.com
The way your mom and granny cooked! Most of us have fond memories linked to food. It could be a favourite dish made by a beloved granny or aunt, or a special aroma that takes us right back to a time and place when life was just so very perfect. In Clover Food Nostalgia, we set out to bring you 55 of these magical recipes… dishes that will help you remember the best moments from your childhood or your life, and that will remain in the minds of your guests for years to come! This is the nineteenth Clover recipe book I’ve had the privilege of compiling, and between you and me, I think it’s one of our very best to date! It features those recipes everyone is after… you know, the recipes that bring in the compliments, confirm your status as a top-notch baker, and ensure jaw-dropping results every single time. Once again, all recipes feature Way Better Clover products that are known for their superior quality, and that you may already have on hand in the kitchen cupboard or pantry. Cooking and baking mouth-watering dishes have never been so easy or affordable! Another treat is that this time round we have photographed all 55 dishes – taking the guesswork out of how the end results are supposed to look. And to whet your appetite even more, of course. Clover Food Nostalgia is one of those cookbooks you will want to pass on to future generations, and Clover is proud to be a part of this tasty legacy. May this book help you to make more precious memories through your cooking and baking!
Providing everything you need to know in order to present and feast upon your perfect cheeseboard, this book features 25 themed boards as well as accompaniments and essential practical information on cheese. Cheese boards are the ideal fuss-free, yet delicious and visually impressive meal option. Though traditionally thought of as just a festive treat, impressive modern incarnations have recently taken social media by storm, as people discover that they can be a show-stopping option for entertaining at any time of year. The 25 themed boards in this book offer the perfect cheese board for any occasion, from lively boards themed around wine, beer and cocktail pairings, to a wholesome kids' board and a picnic board. No matter the size of your crowd or your budget, there is a themed board here to suit it - from small romantic boards for two, to more extravagant aspirational boards suitable for a wedding. Each cheese included in the book is followed by a detailed description and ideas for suitable alternatives. Suggestions for store-bought accompaniments are included, or if you are feeling more creative, try the simple recipes such as Italian Herb Flatbread, Rainbow Pepper Oatcakes or Tomato and Smoked Pepper Jam. Essential practical information in the front section includes tips on buying, storing and cutting cheese plus much more.
Wine and Spirits Book of the Year 2017
In little more than a century, the drive towards industrial and intensive farming has altered every aspect of the cheesemaking process, from the bodies of the animals that provide the milk to the science behind the microbial strains that ferment it. Reinventing the Wheel explores what has been lost as expressive, artisanal cheeses that convey a sense of place have given way to the juggernaut of homogeneous factory production.
While Bronwen and Francis Percival lament the decline of farmhouse cheese and reject the consequences of industrialisation, this book's message is one of optimism. Scientists have only recently begun to reveal the significance of the healthy microbial communities that contribute to the flavour and safety of cheese, while local producers are returning to the cheese-making methods of their parents and grandparents.
This smart, engaging book sheds light on the surprising truths and science behind the dairy industry. Discover how, one experiment at a time, these dynamic communities of researchers and cheesemakers are reinventing the wheel.
Nothing beats a really good cheese. These days you can buy great dairy products locally, made using high-quality ingredients and with a unique flavour of their own. The next step is to try your hand at making yoghurt, labneh, mozzarella and even deliciious matured cheeses yourself. The River Cottage ethos is all about knowing the whole story behind what you put on the table; and as Steven Lamb explains in this thorough, accessible guide, the key ingredient is milk. He shows you exactly what to do to take it from its liquid form to a wide range of dairy products, from clotted cream to a washed-rind cheese.
There are also plenty of gorgeous recipes that make the most of cheese and other dairy goods - as you'd hope, they involve such pleasures as dunking carbs into a pot of melty cheese; biting down on a delicate cheese wafer; or whipping up the best ever cheesecake.
With an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and plenty of helpful photographs, this book is the indispensable guide to crafting and enjoying cheese and other dairy products.
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