Our extraordinary features editor, Michelle Shih, is a terrific home cook. After telling me about making her own yogurt, I asked her to share. Here it is:
Lately, I’ve been on a make-your-own-dairy-product kick. Last weekend, I tried Maria Helm Sinsky’s ricotta recipe—delicious and as easy as she claims, though I forgot that the whey needed to drain for two hours, so I didn’t get her baked pasta on the table until 9pm. This weekend I was inspired by Harold McGee’s article in the New York Times about making yogurt. Over the years, so many people have raved to me about how good homemade yogurt is compared to the storebought stuff. But I was skeptical as to how easy it was until I read McGee’s piece.