"Author Maggie Foard is onto folks like me. She presents goat cheese in such a variety of ways -- through attractive color photos and 60 everyday recipes -- that it may become a staple in my cooking, certainly a staple for entertaining." (Omaha World-Herald 2008-10-08)
"The slim new cookbook is full of interesting information about goat cheese, its main topic." (Chicago Post-Tribune 2008-09-12)
"Maggie Foard, who has her own goats, has written a charming cookbook full of delicious-looking recipes that include goat cheese. The Caprese Salad With Goat Mozzarella looks tempting enough to make Mario Batali cry tears of joy." (Tampa Tribune 2008-07-30)
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With vibrant photographs of practically every recipe and a visual cheese guide to help you identify different goat cheeses, Maggie Foard's Goat Cheese combines the foods you crave with the natural goodness of goat's milk, cheese and yogurt. There are over 60 farm-fresh recipes for appetizers, breakfast, lunch and dinner, so there is always time for Goat Cheese!
Goat Cheese will get you asking your local cheese seller or grocer, "What's fresh today?" Who can resist Sweet Ricotta Pancakes topped with bananas and strawberries, Cherry Oatmeal Scones with chèvre or fromage blanc and a Sunburst Frittata with ricotta, cilantro and jalapeño? Once you've tried the Crab, Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Ranch, Grilled Lamb Tenderloins Stuffed with Eggplant and Feta, and the Espresso Cheesecake Brownie, you will forget that cows even exist!
Maggie was an Interior Landscape Contractor in downtown San Francisco until 1991 when her son was born. She was introduced to fresh goat cheese on his first grade field trip to the local goat farm. She simply fell in love with not only goat cheese but the whole goat farm! Since -Maggie was already an avid chef, incorporating goat cheese and other goat dairy into her cooking was just a natural step. Maggie lives on twelve acres in rural San Mateo County, California, with her husband, Jim, and their teenage son, Eric. She raises her own chickens for eggs and has dogs, cats, goats, ducks, peacocks and a rooster.