Here's how to make yogurt at home. It's easier than you think
“I’ve been making or helping to make yogurt since I was about ten years old,” are the first words in “Homemade Yogurt & Kefir: 71 Recipes for Making & Using Probiotic-Rich Ferments” (Storey, $19.95). From there, author Gianaclis Caldwell uses that lifelong expertise to take readers on an illuminating journey through the ins and outs of transforming ordinary milk into velvety, tangy yogurt, minus any help from the folks at Yoplait, Chobani or Dannon.At a time when sourdough bread starters are all the rage, why not use this shelter-in-place era to master another make-at-home fermented staple?In ...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Airlines are axing alcoholic drinks amid COVID-19
Many airlines began cutting back onboard food-and-beverage service in March, as COVID-19 started to sweep the globe. The modified operations aim to minimize passenger-to-crew interactions and the handling of items that could prove potential conduits for infection; as well as cut down on costs during the worst period of economic hardship in the aviation industry’s entire history.Now, several worldwide airlines are taking things a step further by axing the availability of alcoholic beverages aboard their flights. Many carriers have already narrowed their drink options to water (usually individua...
Milk consumption linked to lower risk of diabetes and hypertension, study shows
A large international study has discovered an association between consuming a higher amount of dairy — especially whole-fat varieties — and lower rates of hypertension and diabetes, the rates of which are rising in the U.S.Participants included nearly 150,000 people from 21 countries, including Africa, Asia, Europe and North and South America. The age of participants varied, ranging from 35 to 70, Medical News Today reported.In the study published in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, researchers used questionnaires to learn about participants’ food consumption throughout a year. T...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution