How much do you know about yogurt?
I eat yogurt regularly and thought I was fairly knowledgeable, but it turns out that there is a whole lot more for me to learn about this tasty and healthy food. In fact, there was more than enough information for author Cheryl Sternman Rule to fill a beautiful hardcover book with recipes, tips and the history of how yogurt is made and used around the world.
Whether you choose to make your own yogurt at home or purchase ready made yogurt at the grocery store, Yogurt Culture will inspire you to enjoy this food in new ways. I thoroughly enjoyed learning from Cheryl at an event at Melissa’s Produce and will be putting this cookbook to use in my home.
I was able to sample a variety of foods made from recipes you’ll find in Yogurt Culture.
- Greek Yogurt with Lemon Vinairgrette
- Labneh Stuffed Peppers with Feta and Pistachio
- Shitake Frittata with Labneh, Kale and Shallots
- Mixed Fruit and Yogurt Sheet Cake for a Crowd
- Pineapple Lassi
Yes, it’s possible to have an entire meal using yogurt in every course – appetizers, entree, dessert and beverage.
Everything was delicious, but the food that I wanted a second helping of was the Greek Yogurt with Lemon Vinaigrette that was topped with pine nutes and served with pita bread. It’s a simple recipe that tastes like something special.
Pineapple Lassi was also a stand out for me. I’ve enjoyed other types of lassi, but hadn’t thought about using fresh pineapple. The flavors really work well together.
I have also now been inspired to try yogurt making at home. I thought that I needed to purchase a special yogurt maker and pricey starter, but I don’t. Yogurt can be made at home with basic kitchen supplies that I already have and a store bought yogurt with live culture as the starter.
Yogurt Culture is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in yogurt!
A Global Look at How to Make, Bake, Sip, and Chill the World’s Creamiest, Healthiest Food
by Cheryl Sternman Rule
Pub. date 4/28/15