The Art of Natural Cheesemaking: Using Traditional, Non-Industrial Methods and Raw Ingredients to Make the World’s Best Cheeses
by: Chelsea Green Publishing
Product rating: 5.0 with 5 reviews
Including more than 35 step-by-step recipes from the Black Sheep School of Cheesemaking
Most DIY cheesemaking books are hard to follow, complicated, and confusing, and call for the use of packaged freeze-dried cultures, chemical additives, and expensive cheesemaking equipment. For though bread baking has its sourdough, brewing its lambic ales, and pickling its wild fermentation, standard Western cheesemaking practice today is decidedly unnatural. In The Art of Natural Cheesemaking, David Asher practices and preaches a traditional, but increasingly countercultural, way of making cheese―one that is natural and intuitive, grounded in ecological principles and biological science.
This book encourages home and small-scale commercial cheesemakers to take a different approach by showing them:
• How to source good milk, including raw milk;
• How to keep their own bacterial starter cultures and fungal ripening cultures;
• How make their own rennet―and how to make good cheese without it;
• How to avoid the use of plastic equipment and chemical additives; and
• How to use appropriate technologies.
Introductory chapters explore and explain the basic elements of cheese: milk, cultures, rennet, salt, tools, and the cheese cave. The fourteen chapters that follow each examine a particular class of cheese, from kefir and paneer to washed-rind and alpine styles, offering specific recipes and handling advice. The techniques presented are direct and thorough, fully illustrated with hand-drawn diagrams and triptych photos that show the transformation of cheeses in a comparative and dynamic fashion.
The Art of Natural Cheesemaking is the first cheesemaking book to take a political stance against Big Dairy and to criticize both standard industrial and artisanal cheesemaking practices. It promotes the use of ethical animal rennet and protests the use of laboratory-grown freeze-dried cultures. It also explores how GMO technology is creeping into our cheese and the steps we can take to stop it.
This book sounds a clarion call to cheesemakers to adopt more natural, sustainable practices. It may well change the way we look at cheese, and how we make it ourselves.
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The World’s Greatest First Love, Vol. 2: The Case of Ritsu Onodera
Product rating: 4.8 with 12 reviews
When Ritsu Onodera changes jobs, looking for a fresh start, he’s not exactly thrilled when his new boss turns out to be his old flame. Ritsu’s determined to leave all that in the past—but how can he when his boss is just as determined that they have a future?
Ritsu Onodera was assigned to the shojo manga department at Marukawa Publishing, where he discovered that his boss, Masamune Takano, was actually his very first love! How will Ritsu react when he hears Masamune proclaim that he’ll make Ritsu fall in love with him again?
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Llewellyn’s 2016 Astrological Calendar: 83rd Edition of the World’s Best Known, Most Trusted Astrology Calendar
by: Llewellyn Publications
Product rating: 4.7 with 3 reviews
Llewellyn’s Astrological Calendar–The Most Trusted Astrological Calendar in the World
Let the stars and planets guide you to a prosperous year. Featuring monthly horoscopes, an astrology primer, and beautiful original artwork by Kim Kincaid.
- Monthly horoscopes by Lesley Francis
- An introduction to astrology
- Best days for planting and fishing
- Travel and vacation forecasts
- Gorgeous and inspiring artwork
- Major daily aspects, monthly ephemerides, and 2016 eclipses
- Retrograde notations for Mercury, Venus, and Mars
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Lessons from Tara: Life Advice from the World’s Most Brilliant Dog
by: St. Martin’s Press
Product rating: 4.7 with 7 reviews
David Rosenfelt’s loyal readers of the Andy Carpenter series are familiar with Tara, the golden retriever sidekick. Many also got to know Tara from Dogtripping, David’s nonfiction book about becoming a slightly nutty dog rescuer and the dog that started it all. Here, finally, is a book all about the inspirational canine who taught David everything he knows. Well, he did know how to tie his shoes before he met and came to love Tara, but that’s about it.
Through Tara, David learned about dating, about being able to share his emotions, and also about everyday stuff like who gets to use the pillow if several dogs are sleeping in your bed (clue: It’s not the human) and why random barking will never be something that can be eliminated. Lessons From Tara is infused with David’s trademark wry and self-deprecating sense of humor, and will move readers to tears and laughter.
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