Farrell-Kingsley is a food writer and author of several other cookbooks. Here, she provides easy recipes for making cultured dairy products, such as yogurt, butter, and sour cream, and soft unripened cheeses, such as cream cheese and mozzarella, at home. There are also recipes based on these homemade dairy products, from Buttermilk Pancakes to Italian Ricotta Tart. Sidebars and boxes offer culinary history, nutrition information, and useful tips and hints. Farrell-Kingsley's thorough but unintimidating recipe instructions will enable any reader to make a variety of dairy products, and many home cooks will be eager to try them. For most collections.