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You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
- Each AMA will have a "sticky" thread where the community can post questions they would like answered during the live session. This will allow everyone to participate even if you can't be online for the live session. These questions will not be answered by the host until the live AMA; if you need an answer quickly, you should post it in the appropriate Forum area for the community to respond.
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To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if there is a topic that you'd like to have as an AMA and we'll look for a host!

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  • We are all here because we love good cooking and fine food.

    We are all here because we love good cooking and fine food.

    Question is, does anyone make their own cheese?
    Last edited by brickie in oz; 12-13-2011, 12:02 AM.
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    Re: We are all here because we love good cooking and fine food.

    Next thing on my personal to-do list. I understand that it's not that difficult. All I need is some time. Sad thing is I won't be home with my oven this year for the holidays. So life it's self is put on hold for now. Think I'll put that on the top of my list for when I get home...make cheese!!! My new light at the end of this tunnel.

    Thanks Al

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      Re: We are all here because we love good cooking and fine food.

      Last year at the FB open house they made mozzarella - looked pretty easy. I have a friend in Reno that bought a few goats. She is in to making all kinds - I haven't tried any yet
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        Re: We are all here because we love good cooking and fine food.

        Ive made Fetta, bring milk to the boil and add white vinegar.

        Its rather bland though, I like cheese with a bite.
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          Re: We are all here because we love good cooking and fine food.

          You need a lot of milk to make a small amount of cheese, then a lot of time for it to mature. Not worth the effort unless you have access to cheap or free milk. Do you have a cow?
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            Re: We are all here because we love good cooking and fine food.

            Originally posted by david s View Post
            Do you have a cow?
            Not yet.
            Ive got every conceivable tool but a cow.
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            • #7
              Re: We are all here because we love good cooking and fine food.

              Years ago I had two goats that I milked each morning, they provided enough milk for the household. Goats milk has the advantage of being already homogenised and being quite strong (it is normal to add 50% water). But I really wanted a Jersey cow, just couldn't afford one. They are really placid, quite small and the ideal house cow for a family.
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                Re: We are all here because we love good cooking and fine food.

                Originally posted by david s View Post
                Years ago I had two goats that I milked each morning, they provided enough milk for the household. Goats milk has the advantage of being already homogenised and being quite strong (it is normal to add 50% water). But I really wanted a Jersey cow, just couldn't afford one. They are really placid, quite small and the ideal house cow for a family.
                That reminds me of something. We were raised on goat's milk. While visiting my grandparents on the farm in Nebraska, I tasted cow's milk for the first time. It tasted awful to me. It took some time after butchering the goats before I could drink cow's milk. Goats milk is pretty strong all right. David, thanks for reminding me of that factoid from my childhood.
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                • #9
                  Re: We are all here because we love good cooking and fine food.

                  I've been feeling a little sad after thinking about my goats. It was 30years ago and I was doing my "back to the land thing". I thought it would be a good idea as well as milking the goats, to raise a few for meat. I borrowed a neighbours Billy goat for a visit and one of my goats duly ended up with twins. They were absolutely gorgeous, but I steeled myself and before they were weaned I shot them both in the head and butchered them. They probably were nice to eat, but we all felt so bad, I could never do it again. It was a life changing moment. I went vegetarian for 6 months soon after.
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                  • #10
                    Re: We are all here because we love good cooking and fine food.

                    David,
                    It is understandable that one could become emotionally attached to one's goat(s). In addition to their milk, they can also provide warmth, companionship and riding partners

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                    • #11
                      Re: We are all here because we love good cooking and fine food.

                      And some rednecks have been known to use them as bed partners.
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                      • #12
                        Re: We are all here because we love good cooking and fine food.

                        LOL
                        Pick on the rednecks

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                          Re: We are all here because we love good cooking and fine food.

                          By the true definition I am a redneck because I drive a pick up truck....
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