Homemade Yogurt & Kefir: 71 Recipes for Making & Using Probiotic-Rich Ferments
Gianaclis Caldwell (Author)
DescriptionWith probiotic-rich foods increasingly recognized as essential to gut health, yogurt and kefir are gaining popularity as a source of protein and beneficial bacteria. In Homemade Yogurt & Kefir, cheesemaker and small-scale dairy producer Gianaclis Caldwell opens the door for fermentation enthusiasts and dairy devotees to make and use yogurt and kefir in the home kitchen. She explores the many culture choices and techniques for working with cow, goat, sheep, water buffalo, and even some plant milks. Step-by-step instructions cover the basics of making dairy ferments, from necessary equipment to the myriad options for thickening, sweetening, and flavoring. Along with foundational recipes, you'll find instructions for creating different styles of yogurt and kefir as well as other traditional milk ferments from around world, including Icelandic skyr, Asian koumiss, and Finish viili. Techniques for making simple cheeses, butter, whipped cream, and other dairy products using yogurt and milk ferments broaden the possibilities of these probiotic-packed cultures, and a recipe section takes you beyond the expected pairing of yogurt with granola, offering creative ways to use fermented dairy products in sauces, soups, and even cocktails, while preserving their health benefits and flavor. Along the way, pioneering yogurt makers, kefir crafters, and famous chefs who are tapping yogurt's potential for meals and libations, share their wisdom.
May 12, 2020
7.0 X 0.6 X 9.0 inches | 1.2 pounds
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About the Author
Gianaclis Caldwell, an expert on making artisanal cheeses, is the author of Small-Scale Cheese Business, Small-Scale Dairy, Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking, and Mastering Basic Cheesemaking. She is a regular contributor to Fermentation and Culture: The Word on Cheese magazines and teaches and consults across the United States. She lives in Rogue River, Oregon, where she operates her family's dairy, Pholia Farm.
"Gianaclis is a fermentation expert and natural teacher. Her deep knowledge paired with beautiful design has produced a book to treasure." -- Janet Fletcher, James Beard Award-winning journalist, and publisher of Planet Cheese "This is a great guide to fermenting milk as well as various plant-based milks. Gianaclis Caldwell is experienced and knowledgeable, and presents information clearly, making the processes very approachable. What a wonderful contribution to the growing literature of do-it-yourself fermentation." -- Sandor Ellix Katz, author of Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation "Homemade Yogurt & Kefir does a beautiful job of uniting a world of traditional fermented milks with easy-to-follow, delicious recipes for today. In this remarkable work, Caldwell's approach is both practical and fun (yes, there are recipes for libations). This encouraging book provides a thorough understanding of why yogurt, kefir, and their many unique cousins have been, and must continue to be, a source of human nourishment." -- Kirsten Shockey, coauthor of Fermented Vegetables, Fiery Ferments, and Miso, Tempeh, Natto & Other Tasty Ferments