I have been making yogurt for most of my life. I was about six when we bought our first milk cow and began to learn how many wonderful things we could make from the abundance of rich, Guernsey milk that she produced. I still love the stuff--plain, sweetened with honey or stevia, with granola, with fruit, strained into yogurt cheese and spread on crackers--I could literally eat it every day.
In recent years, yogurt has enjoyed a popularity surge that goes beyond the crunchy, health food crowd. Your closest grocery store most likely carries a dizzying number of brands and flavors. There is Greek yogurt, yogurt with fiber, even squeezable yogurt for children. You can get it imported from France, with cream on the top. The choices can be overwhelming.
In her new cookbook, simply entitled Yogurt, Janet Fletcher guides you through the maze of choices. From explaining the health benefits of this incredible cultured food to its history around the world to describing the different options that are available to teaching you how to make your own at home, this is basically a fun-to-read yogurt encyclopedia. The wealth of information is then followed by mouth-watering recipes from around the world. Feeling snacky? Try some roasted tomato bruschetta with yogurt cheese on a baguette. Looking for a cool, easy summer soup? She has you covered with chilled avocado and yogurt soup with tomato salsa. Having company for supper? Serve them lamb meatballs in warm yogurt sauce with sizzling red pepper butter, a scrumptious Eastern Mediterraneal recipe. There are so many dishes in this book that I want to try, it's hard to decide where to start!
Whether you are new to the world of yogurt or have been eating it for years, this book is sure to inspire and teach you new, fun and delicious ways to incorporate this superfood into your diet.
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I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for a review.