Many years ago, I had a cooking podcast with a lovely woman called Helana Brigman. We produced 23 great episodes that were posted at the website, Homemade Is Best. I let that domain name lapse and it was quickly picked up by a spammer and filled with fake ads touting all sorts of wares. It is now just a misconfigured webhost landing page.
What’s not widely known, except by Helana and myself, is that we actually recorded 24 podcast episodes. There was a lost 24th episode that never made it to the website. Why? There were some technical difficulties with recording. The episode ended up being recorded in three separate parts. And then I ended up changing computers before the episode got edited and posted…until now. I’m getting rid of some of the old computers sitting around the office and the Mac Mini that I used to record the podcasts on is now going bye-bye. But before it goes, had to get this lost episode of Homemade Is Best out on the blog. The podcast was recorded in October 18, 2011.
This episode is all about making your own, homemade cheese. Ricotta? Vegan? How about feta? What about mozzarella? With predominantly the same tools you use to cook your daily meals, you can make your own cheese! We also snuck in a yogurt recipe.
Links Mentioned in the Episode:
- Tamarind Fruit
- Gluten Free Eating
- I Love Lucy Episode
- Rich Ricotta Cheese – Smitten Kitchen
- Mozzarella – Alternate Link
- Fat content of milk
- Vegan feta cheese – The Happy Herbivore
- Homemade yogurt – Alton Brown
Special tools needed:
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Full disclosure: I have still not made cheese, but now will.