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For more than 10,000 years, grains have been the staples of Western civilization. The stored energy of grain allowed our ancestors to shift from nomadic hunting and gathering and build settled communities—even great cities. Though most bread now comes from factory bakeries, the symbolism of wheat and bread—amber waves of grain, the staff of life—still carries great meaning.
Today, bread and beer are once again building community as a new band of farmers, bakers, millers, and maltsters work to reinvent local grain systems. The New Bread Basket tells their stories and reveals the village that stands behind every loaf and every pint.
While eating locally grown crops like heirloom tomatoes has become almost a cliché, grains are late in arriving to local tables, because growing them requires a lot of land and equipment. Milling, malting and marketing take both tools and cooperation. The New Bread Basket reveals the bones of that cooperation, profiling the seed breeders, agronomists and grassroots food activists who are collaborating with farmers, millers, bakers and other local producers.
Take Andrea and Christian Stanley, a couple who taught themselves the craft of malting and opened the first malthouse in New England in 100 years. Outside Ithaca, New York, bread from a farmer-miller-baker partnership has become an emblem in the battle against shale gas fracking. And in the Pacific Northwest, people are shifting grain markets from commodity exports to regional feed, food and alcohol production. Such pioneering grain projects give consumers an alternative to industrial bread and beer, and return their production to a scale that respects people, local communities and the health of the environment.
Many Americans today avoid gluten and carbohydrates. Yet, our shared history with grains—from the village baker to Wonder Bread—suggests that modern changes in farming and processing could be the real reason that grains have become suspect in popular nutrition. The people profiled in The New Bread Basket are returning to traditional methods like long sourdough fermentations that might address the dietary ills attributed to wheat. Their work and lives make our foundational crops visible, and vital, again.
Author: Amy Halloran
with The New Cast-Iron Cookbook, you'll whip up hundreds of modern, mouthwatering plates that will leave your dinner guests in awe. Featuring more than 200 recipes for the world's most indestructible skillet, you'll learn how easy it is to create delicious dishes from scratch and finally ditch that nonstick pan.
Author: Adams Media
Wild foods are increasingly popular, as evidenced by the number of new books about identifying plants and foraging ingredients, as well as those written by chefs about culinary creations that incorporate wild ingredients. The New Wildcrafted Cuisine, however, goes well beyond both of these genres to deeply explore the flavors of local terroir, combining the research and knowledge of plants and landscape that chefs often lack with the fascinating and innovative techniques of a master food preserver and self-described “culinary alchemist.”
Author: PASCAL BAUDAR
From the heart of the Non-GMO movement comes a collection of recipes and advice for healthy living. Here in the United States, unlabeled GMOs (genetically modified organisms) contaminate as much as 80 percent of the packaged food supply. These novel organisms have never undergone long-term human safety tests, and are labeled or banned in more than 60 countries around the world. The Non-GMO Cookbook is an invaluable resource for the growing number of Americans who are looking to opt out of the GMO experiment.
For this unique cookbook, Megan Westgate and Courtney Pineau of the Non-GMO Project collected a delicious assortment of treasured recipes from friends and allies in the non-GMO community. From classic favorites to bold innovations, you'll find simple recipes for every meal and occasion. Complete with tips for non-GMO shopping, and featuring lots of gluten-free, dairy-free, and allergy-friendly selections, The Non-GMO Cookbook is your complete guide to safe, healthy, non-GMO living.
Author: M. Westgate & C. Pineau
A traditional foods diet celebrates unrefined, whole and natural foods while avoiding modern, refined ones; it also seeks to prepare them in the same manner as our ancestors, before the industrialization of food. The traditional foods diet, based on the findings of Dr. Weston A. Price's anthropological data from the 1930s, suggests that cultures who subsist on native, unrefined, traditionally prepared foods enjoy better health (with lower rates of infertility, heart disease, diabetes and autoimmune disease) than those who consume a diet of processed foods. This cookbook offers a beautifully illustrated treatment of this nutrient-dense cooking style, with wholesome, time-tested recipes, including restorative bone broths, revitalizing kombuchas and tonics, and hearty and economical bean and lentil dishes. Contrary to nearly all of today's trendy diets, the traditional foods diet is not a restrictive eating style--it focuses on eating diversely and seasonally. It is more inclusive than the paleo diet and shares the environmental and ethical principles of the farm-to-table movement. Practical sidebars include tutorials on infusing honey, making homemade almond flour, preparing a sourdough starter, and rendering poultry fat. Beyond recipes, The Nourished Kitchen also addresses the larger issues of how modern convenience food bypasses traditional culinary wisdom and the critical importance of how food is sourced and prepared for optimal nutrition.
Author: Jennifer McGruther
Created by cooks who are cookbook collectors, The Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Cookbook is the perfect kitchen companion, featuring more than 425 recipes tested and updated for today's healthful tastes and busy times. This new 352-page cookbook includes timeless hints and tips, illustrations, and full-color photographs.
“I want to tell you how much I enjoy my Everyday Cookbook. I tried yet another delicious recipe from it this weekend. I made the baked scallops, which is a very simple recipe with a delicious outcome. As my husband said, ‘Restaurant Quality.’”—Kathy Ann R.
Like the Almanac, the Everyday Cookbook promises to be new, useful and entertaining, every day.
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This newest collection from The Old Farmer’s Almanac features more than 350 delicious recipes that celebrate the flavors of garden-fresh ingredients. Alongside the bushels of tempting recipes are words of wisdom for growing, harvesting, preparing and storing vegetables, fruit and herbs as well as choosing the very best ingredients from the marketplace. Cooks and gardeners alike will appreciate the timeless advice that will make this cookbook a favorite for generations to come.
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An easy-to-follow guide to cooking with eggs, including all the basic techniques and information on buying and storing.
Author: Alex Barker
The urban landscape has swallowed vast swaths of prime farmland across North America. Imagine how much more self-reliant our communities would be if 30 million acres of lawns were made productive again. Permaculture is a practical way to apply ecological design principles to food, housing, and energy systems; making growing fruits, vegetables and livestock easier and more sustainable.
The Permaculture Handbook is a step-by-step, beautifully illustrated guide to creating resilient and prosperous households and neighborhoods, complemented by extensive case studies of three successful farmsteads and market gardens. This comprehensive manual casts garden farming as both an economic opportunity and a strategy for living well with less money. It shows how, by mimicking the intelligence of nature and applying appropriate technologies such as solar and environmental design, permaculture can:
Author: Peter Bane
Probiotics can also improve a host of other conditions, from allergies to arthritis, depression to obesity … they have even been shown to inhibit cancer and antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Now Michelle Schoffro Cook shares this groundbreaking research, demonstrating the link between gastrointestinal health and overall well-being. She offers concrete ways for you to use this extraordinary information, explaining how to use probiotics to address a range of medical issues.
Author: Michelle Schoffro Cook
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The Pure Kitchen offers readers and food lovers a unique but easy approach to fortifying their diets with whole, natural, pure foods. While eliminating gluten and dairy from your diet can be daunting in a world of packaged convenience foods and takeout, learning to cook at home is essential to adopting a healthy lifestyle. A diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, healthy fats and gluten-free whole grains is likely one of the healthiest around. From energizing breakfasts to mouthwatering desserts, The Pure Kitchen is chock-full of recipes, tips and tricks for eating well, living pure and maximizing good health.
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Author: Hallie Klecker
Finally, a serious and candid conversation about raw milk, unlike any that has ever occurred in the many years since raw milk became a subject of contentious debate.
The Raw Milk Answer Book raises more than 200 of the most difficult questions surrounding our most controversial food--about the risk of getting seriously ill, whether it should be fed to children, the credibility of European research indicating raw milk has important healing powers --and answers them in calm, non-ideological terms, understandable to beginners and experienced drinkers alike. It is an engaging conversation, unblinking in its focus on real-world data, unafraid to take issue with wild claims on either side of the raw milk controversy. Journalist David Gumpert has been writing about raw milk and food rights issues for more than eight years on his blog (www.thecompletepatient.com) and in two previous books, The Raw Milk Revolution and Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights.
Author: David Gumpert
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