Man……if I had only known how simple making my own homemade ricotta was, I would have tried it YEARS ago. The only special pieces of equipment you need are some swaths of cheesecloth and an instant-read thermometer. With these tools on-hand and about an hours worth of time, I’m here to tell you that if you can stir a spoon, you can make ricotta. I can also say without hesitation, that once you’ve made your own you will likely never buy it from a store again.
Archives for April 2015
Hey gang, I’m sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but its taken me a few weeks to get my schedule organized after starting my new job to where I’ve been able to put some time aside for Oui, Chef. It turns out that I started at America’s Test Kitchen at the very busiest time of year, with everyone scrambling to get ahead on their magazine or cookbook work before much of the month of May is lost to filming the ATK television series. As such, I’ve had the opportunity to be involved with some work that I otherwise might have had to wait months to try, and while in many ways its been cool, its also been a little overwhelming.
Just a quick post today as I have such a busy weekend what with the Easter holiday AND a family birthday to shop-plan-cook for, but it’s been a while since I posted and I’m anxious to check in with you all.
First, I had a GREAT week working my new gig at America’s Test Kitchen. Everyone I’ve met, and especially my teammates at Cook’s Illustrated have been awesome. They’ve been incredibly helpful, welcoming and PATIENT as I work to quickly learn the ropes and become a fully contributing member of the team. After a few days of HR and IT “new hire” stuff I was in the kitchen getting started on two new recipes I’m developing. I’ve got a ton to learn, but I’m already having a blast in the mix with some seriously talented cooks. So fun!