America’s dairy farm families are sharing their personal recipes – and their stories – in a new cookbook, “The Dairy Good Cookbook: Everyday Comfort Food from America’s Dairy Farm Families”.
Inspired by consumers’ passion for cooking and recipe sharing, it will help people reconnect with those who play a role in producing our food – the nation’s nearly 47,000 dairy farm families.
The 256-page book was produced by Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), which manages the national dairy checkoff. The cookbook showcases modern dairy farming through stories and photography of farmers and the recipes their families have enjoyed – in most cases, for generations, on the farm.
“Wisconsin is proud to have several dairy farm families featured in the cookbook, either with interesting stories about their farms and cows or, with tempting dairy recipes,” says James Robson, CEO of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. “As we kick-off June Dairy Month, this cookbook is great way to get people excited about using dairy in their recipes and learn a little more about the farmers that produce the great food.”
More than 100 recipes are categorized by a typical farm day – from sunrise to sundown. There also are dishes for special occasions and family gatherings. Each recipe showcases the versatility of cooking with milk, cheese, yogurt, butter and other dairy favorites.
Wisconsin dairy farmers featured in the cookbook are: Thomas Kestell, Waldo; John and Kim Koepke, Oconomowoc; Jason Fremstad, Westby; Betty Janke, Hixton; and Carrie Mess, Milford.
Carla Hall, a culinary expert and co-host of daytime talk show “The Chew,” wrote the book’s foreword and highlights her passion for dairy and appreciation of dairy farmers.
“I grew up with dairy being a fabric of my childhood and later my professional career, so I know comfort food,” she said. “And, who better to share a number of comfort food recipes that feature dairy than the people who know it best – America’s dairy farmers and those who bring dairy from around the world to your dinner table every day.”
The book is now available wherever books and e-books are sold and can be ordered through www.dairygood.org.
The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is a nonprofit organization of dairy producers that promotes the consumption of milk, cheese and other dairy products made in America’s Dairyland.
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