Mini Farming Guide to Fermenting: Self-Sufficiency from Beer and Cheese to Wine and Vinegar (Mini Farming Guides)
Brett Markham, author of Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre, explains how to ferment just about anything you can grow, and reminds us that gourmet cheeses, fancy vinegars, and store-bought wines can be expensive—making your own can not only be fun but will save money. Learn to make sourdough or experiment with making wine using a countertop juice machine. Inside you’ll find recipes and instructions with checklists, extensive tables, measurements, and 150 of thne. Inside you’ll find recipes and instructions with checklists, extensive tables, measurements, and 150 of the author’s own photographs.… read more
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Dim Sum by Rhoda Yee is filled with over 60 authentic kitchen-tested Chinese recipes. Includes recipe names written in Chinese alo...ng with phonetic pronunciations. An introduction to dim sum with a review of cooking implements and ingredients. This... read more
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This mini guide helps the home baker to get an overview of the sourdough fermentation process, as well as to begin to use Warwick ...Quinton's own unique sourdough technique. It is based upon the use of a few simple methods, and differs from more general sourdough recipe books because it explains exactly why and how each of these methods can be combined to create professional quality sourdough bread at home, flexibly and simply. Warwick Quinton has been making artisan sourdough breads professionally for almost thirty years, and was one of the original sourdough bakers in Australia. His method is ideally suited to 'sole' baking - that is, bread baked on the sole of the oven. This method removes the need for bread tins, bannetons and other bits and pieces bakers find themselves accumulating. It also relies on the use of a thickened type of sourdough starter, known as a 'desem'. Of course, the method can be applied to the general use of bread tins and bannetons as well, and will yield better results - that is, a better shape of loaf, more rise, and stronger oven 'kick' than you might have already been getting. The guide covers important parts of the sourdough bread making process, including pre-fermentation, proofing and how to keep your starter in good condition. There is information on what different types of flours do in the fermentation process, as well as how to adapt your baking process to suit different seasons of the year - a common issue among home bakers. There is a simple sourdough recipe to get you started, and useful tips on starter storage. This is the first in a series of mini guides which aim to illuminate and expand the detail of the sourdough process, from dough making, through to proofing and retardation, and sole baking. It is suitable for beginners and advanced bakers alike, with an emphasis on the 'why' as well as the 'how to'. Too many books these days are purely concerned with teaching the reader the details of how to do something, rather than providing decent information which will help a keen student to really get their teeth into the subject matter. Warwick's extensive baking experience, both as a professional master baker and dedicated teacher of home bakers, sets this mini guide apart. The information is both practical and insightful. In a nutshell, his writing about sourdough baking helps beginners and advanced bakers to sort the wheat from the chaff. read more
A field guide to cheese-and-drink combinations that go beyond Parmigiano and ProseccoCheese and wine are a classic combination, bu...t many cheeses taste even better with beer or cider. Steve Jones, proprietor of the Portland- based Cheese Bar and Chizu (cheese served sushi- style), has been successfully matching cheeses with alcoholic beverages for more than two decades. Here he shares his knowledge by introducing 75 different cheeses and pairing each with the beverage that brings out the best in both. Jones provides a treasure trove of delectable, often surprising pairings, as well as simple steps for successful experimentation.This guide will function as a crash course for beginners on buying, storing, and serving cheese and alcohol, while offering more seasoned aficionados page after page of cheese-and-beverage combinations to replicate at home. With gorgeous photographs, this book captures the allure, approachability, and, most importantly, the sheer joy of pairing cheese with beer, wine, or cider. 50 color photographs read more
Making your own bread by hand is a simple pleasure and a great starting point for anyone looking to become a little more self-suff...icient. Making bread can be therapeutic and creative and is achievable with even a basic level of culinary skill. Filling your kitchen with the delicious smells of baking bread is reward enough in itself but it is important that the finished product tastes great too. Food writer and culinary stylist Kathryn Hawkins covers the basic steps to get you started, including essential equipment and simple breadmaking techniques. Also included are 40 tasty bread recipes, from plain white to whole wheat loaves, sourdough to French baguettes, as well as recipes for flavored bread and international fare from every corner of the globe, including brioche, pita bread, naan, stolen, and soda bread. Charming artwork, simple instructions, and informative writing make Breadmaking an invaluable guide for anyone whos always wanted to make warm, delicious bread in their own home while becoming a little less reliant on processed, pre-packaged food. Get started today, and get ready to enjoy a lifetime of hot, fresh bread straight from your own oven. read more
New York Times Bestseller Named one of the Best Cookbooks of the Year by the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Boston Globe, San Fr...ancisco Chronicle, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Houston Chronicle, Esquire, GQ, Eater, and more Named one of the Best Cookbooks to Give as Gifts by Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Esquire, Field & Stream, New York Magazine’s The Strategist, The Daily Beast, Eater, Vogue, Business Insider, GQ, Epicurious, and more “An indispensable manual for home cooks and pro chefs.” —Wired At Noma—four times named the world’s best restaurant—every dish includes some form of fermentation, whether it’s a bright hit of vinegar, a deeply savory miso, an electrifying drop of garum, or the sweet intensity of black garlic. Fermentation is one of the foundations behind Noma’s extraordinary flavor profiles. Now René Redzepi, chef and co-owner of Noma, and David Zilber, the chef who runs the restaurant’s acclaimed fermentation lab, share never-before-revealed techniques to creating Noma’s extensive pantry of ferments. And they do so with a book conceived specifically to share their knowledge and techniques with home cooks. With more than 500 step-by-step photographs and illustrations, and with every recipe approachably written and meticulously tested, The Noma Guide to Fermentation takes readers far beyond the typical kimchi and sauerkraut to include koji, kombuchas, shoyus, misos, lacto-ferments, vinegars, garums, and black fruits and vegetables. And—perhaps even more important—it shows how to use these game-changing pantry ingredients in more than 100 original recipes. Fermentation is already building as the most significant new direction in food (and health). With The Noma Guide to Fermentation, it’s about to be taken to a whole new level. read more
From the best-selling author of The Cheese Course comes a new guide to enjoying one of the most basic yet sophisticated culinary d...elights: cheese and wine. Janet Fletcher leads readers on an international tour of 70 cheeses,exploring the best wine pairings and serving suggestions. From Oregon's autumnal Rogue River Blue to aromatic Brind'Amour evocative of the Corsican countryside, cheese lovers will savor the range of textures, flavors, and colors. Featuring mouth-watering color photography and detailed, informative text, this collection of cheeses and the wines that go with them will inspire perfect pairings. read more
From the immensely popular blogger behind Little House Living comes a motivational homemaking book, inspired by Laura Ingalls Wild...er’s Little House on the Prairie, featuring creative, fun ways to live your life simply and frugally—perfect for fans of Ree Drummond’s The Pioneer Woman.Shortly after getting married, Merissa Alink and her husband found themselves with nothing in their pantry but a package of spaghetti and some breadcrumbs. Their life had hit rock bottom, and it was only after a touching act of charity that they were able to get on their feet again. Inspired by this gesture of kindness as well as the beloved Little House on the Prairie books, Merissa found that a life of self-sufficiency and simplicity could be charming and blissful. She set out to live an entirely made-from-scratch life, the “Little House” way, and as a result, she slashed her household budget by nearly half—saving thousands of dollars a year. She started to write about homesteading, homemaking, and cooking from scratch, and over the next few years developed the recipes and DIY projects that would one day become part of her now beloved website, LittleHouseLiving.com. As whole foods became staples of the family diet, Merissa realized the dangers of putting overly processed ingredients not only into our bodies, but on or near them as well. In addition to countless delicious, home-cooked meals, she developed natural, easy-to-make recipes for everything from sunscreen to taco seasoning mix, lemon poppy hand scrub to furniture polish. With their simple ingredients, these recipes are allergen friendly and many are gluten-free. With over 130 practical, simple DIY recipes, gorgeous full-color photographs, and Merissa’s trademark charm in personal stories and tips, Little House Living is the epitome of heartland warmth and prairie inspiration. read more
A comprehensive yet concise look at how to make cheese at home!Beginner-friendly instructions on how to get started, from raw ingr...edients to equipment, along with a brief history of cheeseMore than 20 recipes, from curd cheese and Dunlop to brie and halloumiStep-by-step directions for each recipe and methodTake your cheese further with moulded cheeses, herbs, spices, and other flavouringsHelpful advice on selling cheese—from equipment, tools, and supplies to storage, packaging, and distributionThis book will appeal to anyone with a love of cheese!If you're seeking a healthier, greener, and more self-reliant lifestyle—and interested in quality, handcrafted, local products—this book will offer you accessible, practical advice on what to do, how to do it better, and how to save money making your own cheese.Self-Sufficiency: Cheese Making covers every aspect of making cheese at home, from the tools and equipment you'll need for the job, and basic recipes, to making more complex cheeses—plus advice on setting up a small cheese business.You don't need to be scientifically trained to make cheese, nor do you need to be an accomplished cook or possess expensive specialist equipment. Artisanal cheese maker Rita Ash shows you just how simple the cheesemaking process is and how, with a little care and attention, anyone can produce delicious handmade cheeses at home.Whether you are a fan of the deliciously soft molded Brie or prefer a strong blue veined Stilton, there is a recipe here for everyone. Each of the recipes are clearly explained and include suggested uses for each of the finished cheeses. Plus, you'll find an invaluable troubleshooting section and handy glossary.As no prior knowledge is assumed, this book is a must-read for aspiring beginners and experienced cheese makers alike! read more
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Broaden your palate and enhance your appreciation for amazingly flavorful combinations with Tasting Wine and Cheese!Is there anyth...ing better than a great wine and cheese pairing? For some, it can be challenging. The good news? Creating a combination that makes your mouth sing is easier than you might think!Based on the curriculum developed teaching over 350 classes and seminars at Formaggio Kitchen, Boston Wine School and other private and corporate events, professional wine and cheese educator Adam Centamore guides you through the world of flavor pairing with an emphasis on understanding and developing your own palate and preferenes.Tasting Wine and Cheese explains how to taste, evaluate and appreciate wine and cheese, helping you learn how 'taste' works, how to think about food and wine in general, and how to bring them together in combinations that will bring a smile to your face! But, learning is only half the fun. Tasting Wine and Cheese accompanies you on a tasty safari into pairing principles through individual chapters that highlight wines and the cheeses that love them. Each chapter (sparkling, white, red and dessert/fortified) presents individual wine types in a clear, informative way that is at once an excellent reference and entertaining. Simply look up the grape you're drinking that night, and a wealth of pairing information is at your fingertips. There's even a chapter on using condiments in your pairings to add another layer of flavor to your combinations. Whether you're looking to broaden your appreciation for gourmet combinations or simply looking for wine& cheese ideas for your next party, you'll find everything that you need in this comprehensive and approachable guide."Adam Centamore is a master at making the perfect wine and cheese match. The interactive pairing workshop he teaches is one of our most popular Wine School classes ever." - Jonathan Alsop, founder & executive director of the Boston Wine School and author of Wine Lover's Devotional: 365 Days of Knowledge, Advice and Lore for the Ardent Aficionado"Wine and cheese pairings decoded! In Tasting Wine and Cheese, Adam employs the same approach in this book as he does his classes - comprehensive, fun and filled with practical information for anyone interested in the enjoyment of food. The result is a pairing of its own as both a solid primer and a worthwhile reference for your future wine and cheese pairing adventures." - Tim Bucciarelli - Manager, Formaggio Kitchen read more
From tasting the greatest grapes to creating the perfect cheeseboard, this two volume collection is a definitive guide to the ever...-changing character of cheese and wine read more
The Cheese Chronicles is an insider's look at the burgeoning world of American cheese from one lucky person who has seen more wedg...es and wheels, visited more cheesemakers, and tasted more delicious (and occasionally stinky) American cheese than anyone else. Liz Thorpe, second in command at New York's renowned Murray's Cheese, has used her notes and conversations from hundreds of tastings spanning nearly a decade to fashion this odyssey through the wonders of American cheese. Offering more than eighty profiles of the best, the most representative, and the most important cheesemakers, Thorpe chronicles American cheesemaking from the brave foodie hobbyists of twenty years ago (who put artisanal cheese on the map) to the carefully cultivated milkers and makers of today. Thorpe travels to the nation's cheese farms and factories, four-star kitchens and farmers' markets, bringing you along for the journey. In her quest to explore cheesemaking, she high-lights the country's greatest cheeses and concludes that today's cheesemakers can help provide more nourishing and sensible food for all Americans. Steve Jenkins, author of the celebrated Cheese Primer, calls this "the best book about cheese you'll ever read." The Cheese Chronicles is a cultural history of an industry that has found breakout success and achieved equal footing with its European cousins. read more
Vinegar is one of the most common, yet unique and wonderful, substances known to mankind.Think for a moment. What other substance ...can you name that can be found on the shelves of kitchens all over the world and in small villages as well as large cities? what else can be used almost irrespective of cultural or religious belief, as food, medicine, beauty aid, cleaner, and preservative? And finally, what other substance with all its uses, complexities and varieties can be simply, safely, and economically made at home? I know of none except vinegar. This book will attempt to cover the subject of vinegar well enough to live up to its title "Vinegar, the standard text and reference and guide, etc." To keept the book as exciting as vinegar itself, much of the scientific jargon has been distilled away. That which remains is quite necessary to truly understand vinegar. Many photos and diagrams have been included to make it even more enjoyable. read more
The booming worlds of artisan cheese and craft beer meet in this first-ever guide, an introduction to two dozen popular craft-beer... styles and the cheeses that pair best with them. Gourmand Awards winner---Beer category, USA."Like a lot of cheese experts, I'm convinced that the ultimate companion to cheese is, and always will be, great craft beer. Don't believe me? Try it for yourself. This beautiful, well-researched and tastefully written tome is the perfect accompaniment to your journey. Cheers!"---Greg Koch, CEO & Co-Founder, Stone Brewing Co. / Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens"The rise in cheese connoisseurship has coincided with a delicious growth in quality beer appreciation. Janet draws on her keen palate to describe nuances in the many different beer styles and then recommends great cheese partners for each category. Cheese & Beer is an excellent guide that explains how different beers are crafted and what gives these different types their synergies with superior cheeses."---Max McCalman, author, Mastering CheeseCheese & Beer capitalizes on the rapidly growing audience for craft beer in the U.S. and the enthusiasm these passionate beer fans have for good cheese. Enhanced by the author's reputation as a journalist and cheese authority, the book fills a wide-open niche for consumer guidance in pairing craft beer and cheese.The beer enthusiast who wants to know which cheeses to pair with an IPA, porter or Trappist ale can easily find a recommendation. Each style entry includes:Style Notes: a description of that beer style---what defines it from the brewer's perspective, and what to expect from the beverage in the glass.Beers to Try: Several recommended craft beers in that style, both domestic and imported. Some of the breweries included from across the country are: Boulevard Brewing (Kansas City, MO), Allagash Brewing (Portland, ME), Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn, NY), Firestone Walker (Paso Robles CA), Great Divide (Denver, CO), and Rogue Ales (Newport OR).Cheese Affinities: In general terms, what types of cheeses pair well with that style and why.Cheeses to Try: Brief profiles of three well-distributed cheeses (domestic and imported) specifically recommended for that style and whyMore Cheeses to Try: A list of other cheeses to pair with that beer style—so that every reader should be able to find at least a couple of the recommended cheeses The introductory chapter includes general advice on pairing cheese and beer; and on selecting, storing and presenting cheese. Six themed platters give readers ideas for entertaining with beer and cheese. read more
From ancient Greece to the Victorian era and into modern times, vinegar and oil have been ed for an infinite variety of purposes. ...This new book explores the seemingly endless applications of these wondrous substances. read more
The first book of its kind from the cheesiest state in the nation.Breads, salads, pasta, fondue, quesadillas, pizza, and quiche ar...e our favorite comfort foods. And all have something in common―they're better with cheese! From the well known cheddar, blue, and Swiss to little known artisanal cheeses, a breadth of flavors and varieties from our nation's largest cheesemaking center are included in Wisconsin Cheese. Multimillion-dollar marketing campaigns and international awards (not to mention those infamous Cheeseheads) have made Wisconsin cheese famous. That heritage is celebrated in this book that includes more than 100 recipes, cheesemaking (and eating) history and trivia, suggested wine pairings, a source list of fine cheese retailers, and much more. Home cooks can make Wisconsin Buttermilk Blue Cheese and Asian Pear Salad, Caramelized Onion Frittata with Gorgonzola, Blue Crab Quiche, and much more. The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board promotes Wisconsin cheese all year long, in national television ads and in restaurant events from coast to coast. Now, Wisconsin Cheese brings the best of Wisconsin's cheese recipes and lore into kitchens in every state. *History of Wisconsin cheesemaking, plus chapters devoted to cheese types: cheddar, Swiss, blue, Italian, French and Hispanic cheeses, artisan cheeses, edam, asiago, and more.*Experienced authors are media savvy food writers who are experts on Wisconsin cheeses and will promote the book in TV interviews and newspaper features, in addition to the promotional events of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. read more
This comprehensive guide to farmstead cheese explains the diversity of cheeses in terms of historical animal husbandry, pastures, ...climate, preservation, and transport-all of which still contribute to the uniqueness of farm cheeses today. Discover the composition of milk (and its seasonal variations), starter cultures, and the chemistry of cheese. The book includes: A fully illustrated guide to basic cheesemaking Discussions on the effects of calcium, pH, salt, and moisture on the process Ways to ensure safety and quality through sampling and risk reduction Methods for analyzing the resulting composition You will meet artisan cheesemaker Peter Dixon, who will remind you of the creative spirit of nature as he shares his own process for cheesemaking. Alison Hooper, cofounder of Vermont Butter & Cheese Company, shares her experience-both the mistakes and the successes-to guide you in your own business adventure with cheese. David and Cindy Major, owners of Vermont Shepherd, a sheep dairy and cheese business, tell the story of their farm and business from rocky beginning to successful end. read more
Pulling carts around the farm or serving as loyal pack animals, goats are naturally hardworking and make for friendly companions. ...This straightforward guide teaches you how to choose, house, feed, train, and breed the best goats for your space and needs. Whether you want to churn out fresh dairy products, harvest soft cashmere for knitting, or keep goats as playful pets, The Backyard Goat makes it easy to enjoy the benefits of owning goats, with no experience necessary. read more
Cream Cheese Recipes will provide fun and delicious cream cheese related recipes you and your loved ones will enjoy very much
Gorgeous pale green or light amber color glass melted wine bottle cheese plate. This bottle is a sloped shouldered "Burgundy Bottl...e" shape and is generally used for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This shape is also used for many Loire Valley wines--à la votre! This melted bottle cheese plate is a nice amber glass and comes with a cheese spreader tied on with elegant ribbon and four small rubber feet to protect your tabletop. This is a 750 ml size bottle and measures approximately 12" x 5" (This is a recycled bottle and may have minor imperfections and/or slight variations in color that add to its upcycled appeal.) Handmade in Pennsylvania, USA. Thank you for supporting American craft. read more
Follow your love of cheese from Nova Scotia to British Columbia with Chef Gurth Pretty, Canada's Food and Beverage Ambassador. In ...the most comprehensive guide to Canadian cheeses ever published, meet the cheesemakers, discover their cheeses, and try them out in thirty delicious recipes developed by Gurth and the cheesemakers themselves. Discover the delicious cheeses produced by David Wood of Salt Spring Island Cheese Co. (BC), the raw milk cheeses of La Bergerie aux 4 Vents (NB), Ermite made by the monks of Abbaye Saint-Benoît-du-Lac (QC), Monforte Dairy's Toscano (ON) and Emanuela Leoni's Leoni-Grana (AB). Including cow, goat and sheep cheeses using raw, thermalized, pasteurized and organic milk and a comprehensive index, The Definitive Guide to Canadian Cheese is a must-have for all cheese-lovers. read more