culture: the word on cheese literally wrote the book on cheese!
To make the new world of cheese less intimidating, Laurel Miller (contributor) and Thalassa Skinner (founder) have created a handy primer to selecting cheese, pairing cheese with wine, cooking with cheese, and making cheese. In Cheese For Dummies, everyday cheese lovers will learn how to become true cheese connoisseurs.
The flavor of this ice cream will make other tea treats green with envy. This is not a recipe that turns out green, but tastes like vanilla. It's got bold, traditional green tea flavor, and a punch of ginger to keep things interesting.
o the macho green tea ice cream lovers out there—of which I occasionally count myself a member—who say such things, this is the ice cream for you. It's as loaded as green tea ice cream gets. That doesn't mean it's inedibly bitter, though—just that it's giving green tea its due: grassy and robust, but with sweet vanilla undertones.
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This cat really loves ice cream, but really, can you blame it?
Don't let go of that ice cream cone, kitty. NEVER LET GO.
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Creamy, pillowy, elastic, and melty...all qualities of a great mozzarella. If you're stumped at the grocery store, searching for something to top your pizza or stuff in your calzone, this mozzarella roundup from Saveur may come in handy. What's your favorite mozzarella?
We worked our way through pounds and pounds of mozzarella for this issue, including authentic mozzarella di bufala from Italy; the milky, creamy fior di latte praised by pizzaioli in Naples; and cows' milk mozzarellas made in the U.S. Some were sturdy and smoky; others ethereal globes in saltwater brine. All brought wonderful textures and flavors to our pizzas. Here are 12 of our favorites.
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Individual brownie sundaes, ready to eat and stored in the freezer? Sign us up! And you know, a drizzle of salted caramel never hurt anyone. Ever.
Once cut into squares, they're like having mini brownie sundaes ready to go in your freezer. How perfect would these be to pull out of your freezer after your next BBQ?!
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Farmer Diana Smart, 86, has been making her massive 1-foot diameter "Double Gloucester" cheese since 1988 -- for the sole purpose of watching people chase it down a hill, in a race to the bottom. Due to the assumed danger of this popular event, police are warning cheesemakers that they will be responsible for any injuries that occur during the race, unless they withhold their contributions. This ban has left fans of the event outraged.
Chef and ricotta enthusiast Viviane Bauquet Farre provides step-by-step instructions on how to make the perfect ricotta in your very own home. Try it with goat’s milk for a tangy version or sheep’s milk for Italian-style ricotta.
The revelation for me was that making ricotta at home is almost as easy as boiling an egg! Today, making my own ricotta is as routine as brewing my morning tea.
What do you get when you mix a whole pint of Haagen-Dazs with some self-rising flour? You get ice cream bread, of course. One Reddit user recently popularized this brilliantly simple recipe, which we should all go make RIGHT NOW.
It turns out that ice cream bread is a bit of an Internet sensation right now, so we'll probably have to pick a flavor and just make it. Reddit user airforce husband took the plunge, mixing a pint of softened ice cream with 1 1/2 cups of self-rising flour. Bake for 45 minutes, and somehow, you have bread.
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Creamy mascarpone lends a dense sweetness to these wheat muffins, which are also pleasantly punctured with fresh lemon zest and greek yogurt.
If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a massive mascarpone kick the last few months. Putting it in EVERYTHING. Sweet, savory, using it as a spread… literally, all the things. I’ve always enjoyed it but maybe… just… never knew it’s true potential?
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Athenos Feta has come up with some truly interesting commercials as of late -- all of which feature the character "Yiayia," a stubborn Greek grandmother. Watch one of the commercials below (that features a goat milking) and make your own judgements.
Other videos in the series include Yiayia calling a stand mixer a "devil machine," which she promptly attacks with a broom, as well as a video in which Yiayia hears the voice of God (or the commercial voice-over, you decide). We thank Athenos for this series of PSAs -- keep your Greek grandmother away from your kitchen appliances, and for the love of all that is holy, let her milk her goat in private.
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