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In Little Heathens, Mildred Kalish shares her story of growing up on her grandparents' Iowa farm during the depths o…
In Little Heathens, Mildred Kalish shares her story of growing up on her grandparents' Iowa farm during the depths of the Great Depression. With her father banished from the household for mysterious transgressions, 5-year-old Mildred and her family could easily have been overwhelmed by the challenge of simply trying to survive. This, however, is not a tale of suffering.
Kalish counts herself among the lucky of that era. She had caring grandparents who possessed-and valiantly tried to impose-all the pioneer virtues of their forebears, teachers who inspired and befriended her, and a barnyard full of animals ready to be tamed and loved. She and her siblings and their cousins from the farm across the way played as hard as they worked, running barefoot through the fields, as free and wild as they dared.
Filled with recipes and how-tos for everything from catching and skinning a rabbit to preparing homemade skin and hair beautifiers, apple cream pie, and the world's best head cheese (start by scrubbing the head of the pig until it is pink and clean), Little Heathens portrays a world of hardship and hard work tempered by simple rewards. There was the unsurpassed flavor of tender new dandelion greens harvested as soon as the snow melted; the taste of crystal-clear, marble-sized balls of honey robbed from a bumblebee nest; the sweet smell from the body of a lamb sleeping on sun-warmed grass; and the magical quality of oat shocking under the light of a full harvest moon.
Little Heathens offers a loving but realistic portrait of a "hearty-handshake Methodist" family that gave its members a remarkable legacy of kinship, kindness and remembered pleasures. Recounted in a luminous narrative filled with tenderness and humor, Kalish's memoir of her childhood shows how the right stuff can make even the bleakest of times seem like "quite a romp."
Everyone knows the world is toxic. But few of us realize that the average person carries a load of 700 chemicals in the body. The gradual buildup of these toxins has a ripple effect on our health, sta…
Everyone knows the world is toxic. But few of us realize that the average person carries a load of 700 chemicals in the body. The gradual buildup of these toxins has a ripple effect on our health, starting with mild ailments and culminating in chronic illness.
Working with hundreds of patients, integrative medicine expert Dr. Jeffrey A. Morrison has found an easy and effective solution. Outlining both a 30-day intensive and a 10-day seasonal tuneup, he offers a simple and nutritious eating plan that efficiently detoxifies the body, allowing it to heal itself. Readers will not only cleanse their body of toxins, but also shed pounds of toxic weight as they uncover and remove the underlying causes of illness.
Unlike other detox plans, Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind features cooked food and regular meals, making it easy for readers to start and stay on the path to good health.
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Eat Your Vegetables presents a mix of classics, basics, fast food and show-off dishes that make the most of what's i…
Eat Your Vegetables presents a mix of classics, basics, fast food and show-off dishes that make the most of what's in season. Whether you receive organic food box deliveries, go to farmer's markets or raid what's on special offer at the supermarket, you'll be able to eat more vegetables, every day. You’ll learn to know your vegetables and what to eat when. This book has everything covered, including potato and cucumber salad and bruschetta, three ways to gratin dauphinois and hot samphire salad … all arranged by vegetable in an easy-to-use format.
Want to read more? Preview this book: Eat More Vegetables: Delicious Vegetarian Recipes.
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Eat Greens includes more than 120 delicious recipes for a wide variety of dishes that use green vegetables from artichokes to zucchini to prepare healthy appetizers, soups, salads, main courses and side dishes. More than vegetarian, the recipes include Ricotta with Broccoli Rabe, Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Walnuts, Baby Leeks Braised in Red Wine, and Zucchini Caponata. With more than 50 stunning photographs and a bright and airy design, Eat Greens is as easy to read as it is to cook from. It includes useful tips on growing, buying and storing each green vegetable.
This invaluable baker's resource provides home bakers with delicious ways to use whole and other healthful grains and flours to suit their dietary, allergic and basic baking needs. Including new and t…
This invaluable baker's resource provides home bakers with delicious ways to use whole and other healthful grains and flours to suit their dietary, allergic and basic baking needs. Including new and traditional recipes, and featuring a collection of recipes from prominent bakers and chefs, Bob's Red Mill Baking Book allows bakers to take full advantage of the healthful benefits of whole grains. Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods was founded in 1978 and has become a multimillion-dollar business with international distribution. Inspired by a commitment to whole grain nutrition, Bob and Charlee Moore started their business with a mission to support the health and well-being of people in their community. But the demand for healthy whole grains made their small Northwest business grow nationwide. Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods offers a diverse line of all-natural and organic flours, cereals, meal and mixes for pancakes, bread and soups. The company's more than 300 products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada at all natural food and major grocery stores. Bob's Red Mill brand products may also be purchased by phone, mail order or on the company's website.
If cooking healthier meals at home is your new resolution, look no further than Bob's Red Mill's extensive collection of high-quality grains, flours and other mouthwatering products. The Bob's Red Mil…
If cooking healthier meals at home is your new resolution, look no further than Bob's Red Mill's extensive collection of high-quality grains, flours and other mouthwatering products. The Bob's Red Mill Cookbook will help introduce new whole-grain ingredients into all of your daily meals, without a huge investment in pricey, difficult-to-locate, limited products that do more to take up space than change nutrition habits. Whole-wheat flours, brown rice, whole beans and legumes have become prevalent in supermarkets everywhere, but among the hundreds of products milled at the Bob's Red Mill plant are also blue corn flour, quinoa, amaranth, teff, and all varieties of nuts and seeds, and they can be integrated seamlessly into any diet to delicious effect. The unique, family-owned mill has been in the business of producing healthy whole-grain products for more than 30 years, and they provide here more than 350 recipes for all sorts of everyday meals: morning food, snacks and sides, main courses, soups and stews, and sweets, with plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. This practical and comprehensive cookbook is an outstanding collection of reliable recipes that reflect the Bob's Red Mill quality, product diversity and dedication to healthful eating. Becoming a more inventive cook is a stepping stone to a healthier outlook, incorporating better ingredients for a better life.
Leon: Naturally Fast Food is a book of two halves. The first half, Fast Food, contains recipes that take a maximum o…
Leon: Naturally Fast Food is a book of two halves. The first half, Fast Food, contains recipes that take a maximum of 20 minutes to prepare and which suit every occasion: from a work-day breakfast and children's meals to simple suppers and party food. The second half, Slow Fast Food, contains things that can be made in advance when you have time, to enjoy when you don't have time. With more than 200 recipes, both halves offer plenty for the experienced cook as well as the culinary adventurer in search of inspiration.
We know whole grain breads are better for us, but will we actually eat them, much less take time to bake them?
Yes, says beloved baking instructor Peter Reinhart, but only if they are ver…
We know whole grain breads are better for us, but will we actually eat them, much less take time to bake them?
Yes, says beloved baking instructor Peter Reinhart, but only if they are very, very good. So Reinhart, with his decades of experience crafting amazing artisanal breads, has made it his mission to create whole grain breads that are nothing short of incredible.
In this follow-up to his award-winning book The Bread Baker's Apprentice, Reinhart offers groundbreaking methods for making whole grain breads that taste better than any you've ever had. And because his approach is also simpler and less labor intensive than conventional techniques, you'll choose to make and eat these breads. His 55 recipes for whole grain sandwich, hearth and specialty breads, plus bagels, crackers and more, incorporate widely available whole wheat flour as well as other flours and grains such as rye, barley, steel-cut oats, cornmeal and quinoa. Each is so rich with flavor and satisfying texture that white-flour counterparts pale in comparison.
Written in Reinhart's famously clear style and accompanied by inspiring photographs, these recipes were perfected with the help of nearly 350 testers. Introductory chapters provide a tutorial, with step-by-step photographs, of the delayed fermentation method that is at the heart of these recipes, as well as a crash course in baking science, discussions of grains other than wheat, and more. Advanced bakers will relish Reinhart's innovative techniques and exacting scientific explanations, and beginning bakers will rejoice in the ease of baking wholesome breads with such extraordinary flavor.
About the author:
Peter Reinhart is a baking instructor and faculty member at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, N.C. He was the co-founder of Brother Juniper's Bakery in Santa Rosa, Calif., and is the author of six books on bread baking, including Brother Juniper's Bread Book, Crust and Crumb, and the 2002 James Beard Cookbook of the Year and IACP Cookbook of the Year, The Bread Baker's Apprentice.
Forget what you know about whole grain baking. Instead, envision light, flaky croissants; airy cakes; moist brownies; dreamy pie crusts; and scrumptious cookies-all made with whole grains. This is wha…
Forget what you know about whole grain baking. Instead, envision light, flaky croissants; airy cakes; moist brownies; dreamy pie crusts; and scrumptious cookies-all made with whole grains. This is what you get in King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking, a revolutionary cookbook that breathes new life into breads, cakes, cookies, pastries and more by transforming the dark and dense alchemy of whole grain baking into lively, flavorful, sweet and savory treats of all types.
King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking is a book that only the bakers at King Arthur Flour could successfully complete, opening up the home baker's repertoire to new flours, new flavors and new categories of whole grain baked goods. It spills over with helpful tips, how-to illustrations, sidebars on history and lore, and a friendly voice that says to readers, "Come into the kitchen with me and let's bake." Thousands of hours were spent testing these recipes, making sure that each one met the bakers' high standards. The final result is more than 400 delicious, inviting and foolproof recipes that have earned a place in King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking - the next generation whole grain cookbook.
Jams and jellies, chutneys and pickles, smoked and potted meats and cured fish, cordials and alcohols, vegetables in oil, mustards and vinegars … Here are recipes to fill the larder with the most deli…
Jams and jellies, chutneys and pickles, smoked and potted meats and cured fish, cordials and alcohols, vegetables in oil, mustards and vinegars … Here are recipes to fill the larder with the most delicious conserves of all kinds. Award-winning food writer Diana Henry has sourced preserves from many different cuisines, from familiar fruit jams to more unusual recipes (such as Georgian plum sauce, rhubarb schnapps and Middle Eastern pickled turnips). There is expert advice and instruction on techniques where necessary, from successful smoking (without expensive equipment) to foolproof jellies. As always Diana's irresistible narrative style makes you feel she is in the kitchen with you, guiding you gently through the recipes and providing fascinating background that ranges from the traditions of wild mushroom picking in Italy, Scandinavia and Russia to Simone de Beauvoir (who compared making jam to capturing time). Preserving makes the most of seasonal ingredients and intensifies flavors wonderfully. It's also a delicious way of making everyday food special and giving friends and family something beautifully homemade. From elderflower in spring and summer tomatoes, to autumn berries and winter vodkas, the recipes in this book will provide you with season after season of wonderful preserves.
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