Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Yogurt

Including how to make it at home.

The yogurt aisle looks a lot different than it did a few years ago—where there used to be one or two flavors and brands, there's now seemingly endless choices. This week on "Things Cooks Know," hosts Sarah Humphreys and Sarah Karnasiewicz talk to Cheryl Sternman Rule, author of Yogurt Culture, about the history of this trendy breakfast food, how to shop for it, and even how to make it at home.

If you love your yogurt, you'll devour Rule's out-of-the-box ideas for eating it morning, noon, and night. One suggestion: The acidic properties of yogurt make it a great tenderizer—just rub a yogurt marinade over a whole chicken and roast it. You can also try spreading it on toast, using it in dips, making chilled yogurt soups, or even adding it to pancake mix. Tune in below for all of Rule's ideas (including the DIY yogurt recipe), and don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes!  Need some recipe inspiration? We have five easy yogurt upgrades to try.