If you’re a yogurt fan like I am, you’re going to love Yogurt–Sweet and Savory Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner by Janet Fletcher.
Janet Fletcher is an award-winning food writer, recipe developer and cooking teacher based in Napa Valley. In addition to being a contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle, Saveur, Bon Appetit and Fine Cooking magazines, she publishes a widely-read weekly e-mail newsletter entitled Planet Cheese.
Yogurt has 50 mouthwatering, creative recipes drawn from numerous cultures. The photography by Eva Kolenko is simply gorgeous. The print copy retails for $19.99; the E-book for $11.99.
The cookbook begins with essential information on yogurt such as the history, science, types, health benefits and how to make it at home.
I’ve never made yogurt at home because it always seemed complicated and required special equipment. However, after reading the clear instructions in Yogurt, I’m now anxious to try it. The author provides a number of ways to incubate the yogurt without a yogurt maker. If you don’t wish to make your own, every recipe in the book can be made with ready-made purchased yogurt.
The recipes are organized in chapters as follows: Yogurt for Breakfast, Appetizers and Salads, Soups, Mostly Meats, Vegetables and Grains, Desserts and finally, Beverages.
Recipes you’ll want to make right now that are perfect for summer are the Roasted Tomato Bruschetta with Yogurt Cheese, Grilled Zucchini with Yogurt Sauce, Feta, Lemon and Dill and Chilled Avocado and Yogurt Soup with Tomato Salsa. Yum!
When the weather cools down, I’m looking forward to Harissa-Roasted Chicken with Sweet Peppers and Spicy Yellow Split Pea Soup with Tomato, Cumin and Yogurt.
I think you’ll really enjoy Yogurt from Janet Fletcher. I know I’m going to use it a lot!
–I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions are my own.–