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World of yogurt

Yogurt is eaten around the world. It has been cultured for generations by the Mongols, Russians, Greeks, Armenians, and French to name a few.

Yogurt : more than 70 delicious recipes & healthy recipes
Sarina Jacobson ; photography by Danya Weiner.
New York, NY : Sterling Pub., c2008.
Includes index.
     
Stirring it up : how to make money and save the world
Gary Hirshberg.
New York : Hyperion, c2008.
From the beginning, Stonyfield Farm stirred it up, turning conventional business practices on their head, and grew to become the world??'s largest organic-yogurt producer. What Gary Hirshberg saw early on was that organic isn???t just about food. It??'s a way of thinking that embraces cyclical, non-linear resource use where waste from one action becomes food for another. The company has enjoyed a compounded annual growth rate of more than 26 percent for 13 straight years, while the yogurt category as a whole has grown at a much slower pace of 6-8 percent.& nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; In this book, Hirshberg shares the secrets that helped his company skyrocket to success, and argues that traditional business practices are ultimately counterproductive and have helped create many of the problems that threaten to make the world uninhabitable. Hirshberg will explain how Stonyfield??'s counterintuitive way of doing business demonstrates that companies can be environmentally conscious, and will prove that in doing so, they can make bigger profits than their more conventional counterparts. This book will appeal both to consumers who want quality and a better world, and companies who want steady profits and growth. Other companies business practices cited in book include: Timberland ZipCar Adobe Systems Patagonia Whole Foods ClifBar Newman's Own Honest Tea Frog's Leap Wine & nbsp; Interface (carpet co. in Atlanta, Ga.) Terracycle, Inc (plant fertilizer) Annie's, Inc (organic mac & amp; cheese and other foods) Organic Valley
     

However, yogurt was virtually unknown in the United States until the 1960's. Now thanks to its taste, convenience, and aid to good health, yogurt is eaten in 3 out of 4 U.S. households.  That's a higher per capita consumption than milk.

Flavors A-Z

Always almond
Hot expresso
Kiwi colada
Lime lite
Watermelon
Zany mocha

Yogurt is a milk that has been fermented using beneficial bacteria. It is an excellent dairy product that contains calcium, vitamins, and minerals. Yogurt is low in calories, sodium, cholesterol and lactose. It comes in low-fat, no-fat, soy, and organic versions. Yogurts containing probiotics (bacterias trademarked Bifidus Regularis in the U.S.) are thought to aid digestion. Many consider yogurt one of the healthiest food available.

Today, yogurt comes in a wide variety of flavours and forms. No longer are taste buds restricted to unflavored yogurt from a carton. Flavors range from classic blueberry, peach or coffee to the more exotic mango guava and bubble gum. Grocery stores, restaurants, and dessert shops sell it in squeezable, spoonable, and drinkable forms. Yogurt has truly become a snack of choice for both kids and adults.

Tzatziki

Tzatziki, a garlic enhanced yogurt dish, is a recipe that is found in Greek and Middle Eastern cookery.

Add slices of cucumber, a few fresh sprigs of mint, and you have an enjoyable refreshing summer dish. It is a common complement to lamb.

(more worldwide recipes)

Yogurt is more than a snack. It can be used as a substitute for cream cheese, sour cream, ricotta cheese, whipped cream, and even mayonnaise. This makes it the perfect ingredient in many common recipes like breads, biscuits, muffins, waffles, and pancakes. Some cooks like to make their own yogurt.

And don't forget those wonderful dishes from around the world. Lassi, is a typical East Indian drink made with yogurt. It is usually flavored with mango pulp and served with crushed ice. A similar drink is called "tan" in the Armenian cuisine.

Yogurt--the food that tastes good and is good for you. When was the last time you and your family enjoyed some?

Article by: St. Louis Public Library staff