food52 cofounders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs were nearly stumped when asked for their example of a perfect food for this video. Then they realized that Betsy Devine and Rachel Mark's Salvatore Bklyn ricotta was flawless in every way. Amanda and Merrill were filmed in Bklyn Larder, a great New York store where you can find Salvatore ricotta cheese. And be sure to visit food52.com to enter their best ricotta recipe contest.
Fluffy, stackable pancakes are a Southern brunch staple. This recipe, developed by Birmingham, Alabama-based chef John Hall, makes a rich pancake that still maintains a light texture. Top your Ricotta Pancakes with smoky Brown Butter-Maple Syrup.
How to Make an Herbed Ricotta, Asparagus, and Phyllo Tart
Fresh asparagus rests atop creamy ricotta and a collection of flavorful herbs in this simple appetizer. The beginner-friendly recipe requires no crimping, simply layer phyllo for a rustic look.
Easy Rice Pudding
A simple and supremely satisfying dessert, rice pudding is pure comfort in a bowl. It's easy to get there too! Just simmer white rice with whole milk, sugar, and a pinch of salt until the grains are tender, plump, and creamy, then stir in a little vanilla or almond extract while the pudding's still warm. Top however you like (fresh berries in season, dried fruit, toasted nuts for a crunchy contrast, a sprinkle of cinnamon, etc.) -- you really can't go wrong.