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YOGURT SWEET and SAVORY RECIPES by JANET FLETCHER REVIEWED

Yogurt Sweet and Savory Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
By Janet Fletcher
Published by 10 Speed Press
ISBN#978-1-60774-712-3
143 Pages

Back Cover: A fresh, modern yogurt-centric cookbook that showcases the versatility of this dairy superstar in 50 recipes for appetizers, salads, soups, sauces, marinades, beverages, and desserts, and provides fail-proof directions for making your own yogurt at home.
 
 
Americans have fallen in love with yogurt, thanks to its creamy texture, tangy flavor, and health-promoting probiotic cultures. In Yogurt, a fresh and modern full-color cookbook, author Janet Fletcher demonstrates the versatility of this dairy superstar in more than fifty recipes for appetizers, salads, soups, beverages, and desserts. From roasted tomato bruschetta with yogurt cheese to meatballs in a warm yogurt sauce to a golden yogurt cake, these recipes showcase yogurt in dishes both rustic and sophisticated. Drawing inspiration from the culinary traditions of Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, India, and beyond, this useful handbook includes a guide to purchasing yogurt (all of the recipes work with quality store-bought brands), advice on choosing a yogurt maker, and easy methods for making yogurt, Greek yogurt, and yogurt cheese at home.

REVIEW: I had no idea there were so many ways to make yogurt. I was also surprised at the different varieties. The first section of this book starts with the five steps to making homemade yogurt. It was fascinating to read about choosing the milk, the starter and choosing an incubation method for making yogurt. She walks you through how to purchase a yogurt maker and a trouble shooting section for when things are not the way you expected it to turn out. Helpful!

The author talks about making homemade yogurt, Making Drained Yogurt, Making Greek Yogurt, Making Yogurt Cheese and using Whey.

The sections in the book are yogurt for Breakfast, Appetizers and Salads, Soups, Mostly Meat, Vegetables and Grains, Desserts and Beverages. The things I’d like to try are in the Soup section: Chicken Soup with toasted Pasta, Chickpeas and yogurt, Chilled Avocado and yogurt Soup with Tomato Salsa in the Mostly Meat section: Harissa-Roasted Chicken with Sweet Peppers, Lamb Meatballs in Warm Yogurt Sauce with Sizzling Red-Pepper Butter. Vegetables and Grains – Roasted Butternut Squash with Yogurt and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Grilled Zucchini with Yogurt Sauce, Keta, Lemon and Dill Under Desserts: Warmed Baked Figs with Pernod, Candied and Yogurt, Greek Yogurt Sorbet, Absinthe’s Golden Yogurt Cake, and Banana-Fig Smoothie.

This is a hardback book filled with 50 recipes. There are many colorful pictures throughout the book. The ingredients are easy to find in your grocery store and the author lists the serving size for every recipe. I can’t wait to start making my own yogurt at home!! The beginning section that talks about this process and why yogurt is good for you in my favorite section of this book.

I received a free copy of this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for my honest opinion. There was no obligation to give a positive review. I'm a tell-it-like it is kind of person. This holds true to my review.

Nora St. Laurent
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