Author: James R. Leverentz
Release Date: 2010-05-04
Become a cheese gourmet. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Cheese Making is for both the hobbyist who will enjoy this traditional skill and organic food enthusiasts interested in wholesome, additive-free foods, offering readers the step-by-step process for making all variety of cheeses. ?Covers the processes of creating Mascarpone, Ricotta, Neufchatel, Queso Fresco, Farmhouse Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Colby, Traditional Cheddar, Feta, Gouda, Havarti, and many more cheeses ?The author created and sells a cheese-making kit voted best in the country by The Wall Street Journal ?The eat-local movement, along with recent food-safety scares, has piqued an interest in producing one's own cheese
Any way you cut it, cheese has global appeal. Cheese is one of the most varied and flavorful foods in the world. Its unique appeal lies in its range of textures, aromas, flavors, means of production, and milk sources. With this guide, readers will discover everything they need to know about European and American cheeses, including the growth of artisan cheeses, how to shop for cheese, combining cheese with food and drink, cooking cheese, and making cheese. * Over the past two decades, the quality, availability and popularity of artisan cheeses has grown * Cheese consumption has increased from 11.3 to 31.2 pounds per person over the last 30 years * 1?3 of the supermarkets offer full-service cheese counters with up to 300 varieties
The art of fermenting foods is an ages-old craft that is enjoying a resurgence as people are discovering not only the benefits of live-culture foods, but the true pleasure of creating their own fermentations at home. Research is proving that live-culture foods can help reduce high cholesterol, strengthen and support digestive and immune systems, and help fight and prevent chronic diseases. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Fermenting Foods will cover the amazing health benefits of fermented or "living" foods and the techniques for safely fermenting food at home. It will contain over 100 unique and delicious recipes for ferments of all types, from beer to tempeh to yogurt, with detailed recipes to guide the way.
No butts about it! Because of increased interest in self-sufficient and sustainable living practices, people interested in having their own milk supply are turning to goats, which are easier to keep than cows. Whether for pets, milk, fiber, or even meat, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Raising Goats provides everything a beginner needs to know about raising goats. ?According to the June 2007 issue of Better Nutrition magazine, goat's milk is gaining popularity in the United States because it is less allergenic and more easily digestible than cow's milk, and contains higher percentages of key nutrients ?Like raising chickens, raising goats ties directly into the sustainability and thrift movements
The healthy vegan diet-made easy. Vegans face their own special challenges when it comes to nutrition and this book provides answers. There are about one million vegans in the U.S. and about 50,000 new ones every year. A growing number of physicians advocate a completely plant-based diet for many of their patients who suffer from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Plant-Based Nutrition, readers will find: ? Where to get nutrients that others get from meat and dairy. ? How to avoid the vegan pitfall of overfed but undernourished. ? How to spot hidden animal ingredients in packaged foods. ? Tips for eating at restaurants. ? Special considerations for children and seniors.
DIVMaking cheese at home is one of the joys of a self-sufficient lifestyle, along with gardening, canning, and raising chickens. Author Janet Hurst is a twenty-year-veteran home cheesemaker, who shows you how to easily craft your own cheddar, feta, chèvre, mozzarella, and 50 more cheeses. Included are profiles of 20 artisan cheesemakers—from Cypress Grove, Vermont Butter and Cheese, Shelburne Farms, Does Leap, Pure Luck, and more—and their favorite recipes./div
More than 100 recipes from the best pizzerias in the country! Americans eat 23 pounds, or 46 slices, of pizza per year! Now here's a comprehensive guide to all aspects of pizza making, from trade secrets, comparisons, and instructions for baking pans, stones, and pizza ovens to unique takes on different types of pizzas and paninis. With over 100 of the best recipes around, including some from America's most famous pizzerias, this is the only book pizza- and panini lovers will ever need.
Author: Maria Blanco, CFH
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Genre: Health & Fitness
For many years, coconut oil has been anecdotally credited with relieving and even curing a wide variety of the most deadly diseases and conditions. Recent evidence suggests that, taken in the right doses, it can also cause dramatic improvement in the brain function of Alzheimer's patients. Because conventional medicine so far has failed to find an effective treatment for this devastating disease, people are willing to give coconut oil a shot. But how much should they take, and what are easy ways to work it into the diet? And how and why could it really work? The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Coconut Oil Diet examines the science behind medicinal coconut oil and helps readers integrate natural coconut oil into their diets easily. It gathers evidence and expert opinions on the use of coconut oil to help with the deadliest diseases and conditions, including: - Alzheimer's disease - Diabetes - Heart disease - Hypertension - Compromised immune system - Viruses and bacterial infections - Obesity - Skin conditions
The classic home cheese making primer has been updated and revised to reflect the increased interest in artisanal-quality cheeses and the availability of cheese making supplies and equipment. Here are 85 recipes for cheeses and other dairy products that require basic cheese making techniques and the freshest of ingredients, offering the satisfaction of turning out a coveted delicacy. Among the step-by-step tested recipes for cheese varieties are farmhouse cheddar, gouda, fromage blanc, queso blanco, marscarpone, ricotta, and 30-minute mozzarella. Recipes for dairy products include crFme frafche, sour cream, yogurt, keifer, buttermilk, and clotted cream. There are also 60 recipes for cooking with cheese, including such treats as Ricotta Pancakes with Banana Pecan Syrup, Cream Cheese Muffins, Broiled Pears and Vermont Shepherd Cheese, Prosciutto and Cheese Calzones, and Grilled Vegetable Stacks with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce. Profiles of home cheese makers and artisan cheese makers scattered throughout the text share the stories of people who love to make and eat good cheese. Plus information on how to enjoy homemade cheeses, how to serve a cheese course at home, cheese tips, lore, quotes, cheese making glossary, and more.
This book offers a vegan food pyramid, fifty vegan recipes, tips on finding animal-free products and hints for reading ingredient lists and other labels to find "hidden" animal ingredients or byproducts.
In this updated edition the focus is on expanded chapter coverage on the hottest trend in photography: digital cameras and electronic image editing. This book contains easy-to-follow instructions on how to choose and expertly use a point-and-shoot 35 mm and auto-focus SLR camera. Illustrations.
Author: Marni Wasserman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-09-25
Want to ferment at home? Easy. Fermentation is what makes foods like beer, pickles, and sauerkraut delicious—and nutritious. Fermented foods are chock-full of probiotics that aid in digestive and overall health. In addition, the fermentation process also has been shown to add nutrients to food, making already nutritious food even better! Fermenting For Dummies provides step-by-step information for cooks, homesteaders, farmers, and food lovers of any kind who want to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for arguably the oldest form of food preservation. Fermenting For Dummies gives you the scoop on the fermenting process, the tools and ingredients you’ll need to get started, and 100+ recipes for fermenting at home. So what are you waiting for? Shows you how to ferment vegetables, including slaw-style, pickles, and kimchee Covers how to ferment dairy into yogurt, kefir, cheese, and butter Explains how to ferment fruits, from lemons to tomatoes, and how to serve them Details how to ferment beverages, including mead, beer, kombucha, vinegar, and more If you're interested in preserving food using this ancient method, Fermenting For Dummies has everything you need to get started.