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The Animal Farm Buttermilk Cookbook: Recipes and Reflections from a Small Vermont Dairy

The Animal Farm Buttermilk Cookbook: Recipes and Reflections from a Small Vermont Dairy

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by Diane St. Clair
     
 

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For anyone who’s enjoying a return to real food, true buttermilk remains one of the great undiscovered pleasures. Many people enjoy organic produce, grass-fed meats, artisan breads, but “real” dairy has been slower to reach a wide market. Dairy products have long been pasteurized and homogenized into bland tastelessness, with no regard to where the

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For anyone who’s enjoying a return to real food, true buttermilk remains one of the great undiscovered pleasures. Many people enjoy organic produce, grass-fed meats, artisan breads, but “real” dairy has been slower to reach a wide market. Dairy products have long been pasteurized and homogenized into bland tastelessness, with no regard to where the product came from or how it was made. On Animal Farm, in Orwell, Vermont, butter and buttermilk production is at a new level. This book explains how Diane St. Claird does this, from animal husbandry and land management to creamery processes. Learn how to make your own butter and buttermilk at home, and then enjoy the fabulous ways in the kitchen that buttermilk enhances food flavors and textures. These are practical, but unique recipes for using buttermilk--everything from buttermilk doughnuts dipped in maple syrup, to salmon chowder, buttermilk ricotta gnocchi, and harissa buttermilk salad dressing. Families will love the buttermilk bechamel pizza, the spicy buttermilk gingerbread, and smothered pork chops in buttermilk sauce. Buttermilk is not just for waffles or biscuits anymore—although you'll find the best recipes ever find for these in this book too!

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As organic produce and other artisan foods become more prevalent in the marketplace, the desire to obtain local, "real" dairy is likewise growing. After leaving public health services and relocating from New York City to Vermont, St. Clair established Animal Farm, a dairy farm that provides its products to the restaurants of chef Thomas Keller and to other establishments. St. Clair shares her love of fresh buttermilk by offering a wide array of recipes far beyond standard waffles and pancakes. Strawberry-peach buttermilk soup, shrimp and buttermilk grits, and mint-lemon buttermilk ice pops are among the dishes that readers will learn to prepare. Techniques for creating buttermilk at home (along with its side product, butter) are included, and each chapter contains anecdotes and information about St. Clair's farm and business. VERDICT While more of a niche book, this volume is bound to please home cooks looking for ways to use buttermilk, as well as readers who enjoy culinary tales alongside their recipes.—Kristi Chadwick, Emily Williston Lib., Easthampton, MA

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ISBN-13:
9781449441319
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
06/04/2013
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Pages:
224
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940,189
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Meet the Author

Diane St.Clair has been making her artisanal butter for Chef Thomas Keller’s restaurants for over a decade, starting with two cows and now milking eight. She also supplies Chef Barbara Lynch’s No.9 Park restaurant in Boston. Diane has been bottling her buttermilk for three years, and it is sold throughout New England by Provisions International and sold in New York City through Saxelby Cheesemongers. In addition to making butter and buttermilk, Diane raises veal , pork, and chicken as well as eggs. Prior to coming to Vermont 25 years ago, Diane worked in public health in New York City, and she has a Master’s degree in public health from Columbia University. Diane has two adult children, and now lives with her husband, a large animal veterinarian, on Animal Farm, in Orwell, VT.

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The Animal Farm Buttermilk Cookbook: Recipes and Reflections from a Small Vermont Dairy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am now inspired to try making my own buttermilk and all the yummy recipes in this book.