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      41.

      ANCIENT GRAINS FOR MODERN MEALS

      Maria Speck
      Hardcover

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      Food writer Maria Speck’s passion for propelling Old World staples such as farro, barley, polenta and wheat berries…

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      Food writer Maria Speck’s passion for propelling Old World staples such as farro, barley, polenta and wheat berries to the forefront of new American cooking is beautifully presented in Ancient Grains for Modern Meals. In this inspired and highly personal book, Speck draws on food traditions from across the Mediterranean and northern Europe to reveal how versatile, satisfying, flavorful, and sophisticated whole grains can be.

      Rustic but elegant dishes -- Creamy Farro with Honey-Roasted Grapes, Barley Salad with Figs and Tarragon-Lemon Dressing, Lamb Stew with Wheat Berries in Red Wine Sauce, and Purple Rice Pudding with Rose Water Dates -- are sure to please discerning palates and become favorites in any whole grain repertoire.

      Food lovers and health-conscious home chefs alike learn how to integrate whole grains into their busy lives, from quick-cooking quinoa and buckwheat to the slower varieties such as spelt and Kamut. The stunning flavors and lively textures of whole grains are enhanced with natural ingredients such as butter, cream, and prosciutto -- in moderation -- to create lush Mediterranean-inspired recipes. Speck’s approachable style and generous spirit make this collection of time-honored, updated classics a treasury for today’s cooks.


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      FULL MOON FEAST

      Jessica Prentice
      Paperback

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      In Full Moon Feast, accomplished chef and passionate food activist Jessica Prentice champions locally grown, humanely raised, nutrient-rich foods and traditional cooking methods. The book follows the thirteen lunar cycles of an agrarian year, from the midwinter Hunger Moon and the springtime sweetness of the Sap Moon to the bounty of the Moon When Salmon Return to Earth in autumn. Each chapter includes recipes that display the richly satisfying flavors of foods tied to the ancient rhythm of the seasons.

      Prentice decries our modern food culture: megafarms and factories, the chemically processed ghosts of real foods in our diets, and the suffering --physical, emotional, cultural, communal and spiritual -- born of disconnect from our food sources. She laments the system that is poisoning our bodies and our communities.

      But Full Moon Feast is a celebration, not a dirge. Prentice has emerged from her own early struggles with food to offer health, nourishment, and fulfillment to her readers. She recounts her relationships with local farmers alongside ancient harvest legends and methods of food preparation from indigenous cultures around the world.

      Combining the radical nutrition of Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions, keen agri-political acumen, and a spiritual sensibility that draws from indigenous as well as Western traditions, Full Moon Feast is a call to reconnect to our food, our land, and each other.


      43.

      HOMEGROWN HERBS

      Tammi Hartung
      Paperback

      Price: $19.95

      This is the definitive guide to planting, growing, harvesting and using 101 popular herbs. A step-by-step primer for gardeners of every level, it includes in-depth information on seed selection; maint…

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      This is the definitive guide to planting, growing, harvesting and using 101 popular herbs. A step-by-step primer for gardeners of every level, it includes in-depth information on seed selection; maintenance and care; drying; and uses in the kitchen, home pharmacy, crafting and body care. With renowned herbalist Tammi Hartung as a guide, readers will discover that growing their own herbs is one of the easiest ways possible to bring more beauty, flavor and health to everyday life. Sensational four-color photographs by photographer Saxon Holt bring the information to life.


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      MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO LIVING ON LESS, 3RD EDITION


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      Mother Earth NewsGuide To Living on Less, 3rd Edition

      Are you looking for simple ideas to save money? The Mother Earth NewsGuide to Living on Less, 3rd Edition has dozens of ideas to help …

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      Mother Earth News Guide To Living on Less, 3rd Edition

      Are you looking for simple ideas to save money? The Mother Earth News Guide to Living on Less, 3rd Edition has dozens of ideas to help you save money on food, housing and energy, while also living a greener life.

      The articles featured are fun and will help you save a few dollars. Some tips and advice included in these articles include:

      • Cut Your Food Bills in Half
      • Backyard Chicken Basics
      • Adding Insulation Can Save You Money!
      • Brew Your Own Beer
      • Start Your Own Tool-Sharing Program
      • And more!
      This great, money-saving guide will teach you how to keep a family cow and have delicious milk, cream, cheese and more! You'll find everything you need to know from buying and caring for a dairy cow to enjoying and saving money on delicious dairy products.

      You'll also find articles on building a passive solar water heater, homegrown medicine, building a sturdy clothesline, home energy improvements and more!

      Get ready, it’s time to start living on less and loving it!


      45.

      THE FEAST NEARBY

      Robin Mather
      Hardcover

      Price: $24.00

      Within a single week in 2009, food journalist Robin Mather found herself on the threshold of a divorce and laid off from her job at the Chicago Tribune. Forced into a radical life change, she returned…

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      Within a single week in 2009, food journalist Robin Mather found herself on the threshold of a divorce and laid off from her job at the Chicago Tribune. Forced into a radical life change, she returned to her native rural Michigan.

      There she learned to live on a limited budget while remaining true to her culinary principles of eating well and as locally as possible. In The Feast Nearby, Mather chronicles her year-long project: preparing and consuming three home-cooked, totally seasonal, and local meals a day -- all on $40 a week.

      With insight and humor, Mather explores the confusion and needful compromises in eating locally. She examines why local often trumps organic, and wonders why the USDA recommends white bread, powdered milk and instant orange drinks as part of its “low-cost” food budget program.

      Through local eating, Mather forges connections with the farmers, vendors and growers who provide her with sustenance. She becomes more closely attuned to the nuances of each season, inhabiting her little corner of the world more fully, and building a life richer than she imagined it could be.

      The Feast Nearby celebrates small pleasures: home-roasted coffee, a pantry stocked with home-canned green beans and homemade preserves, and the contented clucking of laying hens in the backyard. Mather also draws on her rich culinary knowledge to present nearly 100 seasonal recipes that are inspiring, enticing and economical -- cooking goals that don’t always overlap -- such as Pickled Asparagus with Lemon, Tarragon, and Garlic; Cider-Braised Pork Loin with Apples and Onions; and Cardamom-Coffee Toffee Bars.

      Mather’s poignant, reflective narrative shares encouraging advice for aspiring locavores everywhere, and combines the virtues of kitchen thrift with the pleasures of cooking -- and eating -- well.

      Robin is the senior associate editor of Mother Earth News.

      Recommended Product for Wiser Living: Today, more than ever before, our society is seeking ways to live more conscientiously. To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, Mother Earth News is recommending books and products to readers. For more than 40 years, Mother Earth News has been North America's "Original Guide to Living Wisely," creating books and magazines for people with a passion for self-reliance and a desire to live in harmony with nature.


      46.

      ARTISANAL GLUTEN-FREE COOKING

      Kelli Bronski & Peter Bronski
      Paperback

      Price: $21.95

      Home-cooked gluten-free cooking goes artisanal and global (yet accessible, and unfailingly delicious) with these 250-plus recipes. Written by an enterprising husband-and-wife team (he’s a professional…

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      Home-cooked gluten-free cooking goes artisanal and global (yet accessible, and unfailingly delicious) with these 250-plus recipes. Written by an enterprising husband-and-wife team (he’s a professional writer, diagnosed in 2007 with celiac; she’s a devoted, passionate home cook and professionally trained chef), this book include 70-plus recipes made with their own proprietary, intensively tested gluten-free flour mix.


      47.

      GLUTEN-FREE BAKING

      Phil Vickery
      Paperback

      Price: $24.95

      For those on a gluten-restricted diet, baking is usually the most difficult culinary obstacle to overcome. With the innovative recipes in Gluten-Free Baking, it is easy for those with gluten intoleran…

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      For those on a gluten-restricted diet, baking is usually the most difficult culinary obstacle to overcome. With the innovative recipes in Gluten-Free Baking, it is easy for those with gluten intolerance to once again safely enjoy the delicious pleasures of breads, cakes, cookies and other baked goods.

      Author Phil Vickery explains the basics of a gluten-free diet and analyzes its implications for baking. He provides the essential ingredients of a gluten-free pantry and gives instructions for making a gluten-free flour mix that can be used in recipes throughout the book.

      This new book provides 70 easy recipes for delicious baked treats that were specifically designed to be gluten free. There are tasty versions of family favorites and sophisticated delicacies, such as:

      • Pancakes with maple syrup
      • Yorkshire puddings
      • Roasted hazelnut cookies
      A full chapter on breads includes everyday breads and muffins as well as specialty and international offerings, including:
      • Buttermilk muffins
      • Breakfast brioche
      • Rosemary and garlic focaccia
      • Indian flatbread
      There is also a chapter dedicated to celebration cakes.

      About the author:
      When Phil Vickery was head chef at the Castle Hotel in Somerset, England, he won Michelin stars four years in a row. He is the author of Seriously Good! Gluten-Free Cooking, as well many other cookbooks.

      Recommended Product for Wiser Living: Today, more than ever before, our society is seeking ways to live more conscientiously. To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, MOTHER EARTH NEWS is recommending books to readers. For 40 years, MOTHER EARTH NEWS has been North America’s “Original Guide to Living Wisely,” creating books and magazines for people with a passion for self-reliance and a desire to live in harmony with nature.


      48.

      FARMSTEAD CHEF

      J. Ivanko & L. Kivirist
      Paperback

      Price: $19.95

      Join Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko, proprietors of the award-winning Inn Serendipity, as they launch a return to our roots of independence, self-sufficiency, and frugality, blended with the spice of modern living. Farmstead Chef whips up a quirky, homespun tale of how we can eat well, nourish our bodies, and restore the planet. Rediscover the benefits of homegrown food and homemade cooking, preserving the harvest, and stocking the pantry, all while building community.

      From breakfasts to mouth-watering desserts, Farmstead Chef showcases the creative and budget-friendly side to eating lower on the food chain more often while taking responsibility for the food we put into our bodies — by growing it, sharing it, and savoring it. Recipes include:

      • Zuchini Feta Pancakes
      • Winter Squash Fritters
      • Herb-Infused Spare Ribs
      • Strawberry Dessert Pizza
      • Homemade Graham Crackers

      After your meal, pull up a chair and enjoy inviting slice-of-life "Kitchen Table" features, such as interviews with local food heroes and visionaries transforming our food system. Farmstead Chef also shares practical cooking tips and lively short essays inspired by John and Lisa's organic, self-reliant homestead and bed and breakfast. This fully illustrated cookbook will show you how to reconnect with nature through food, especially when shared with friends.

      About the author:
      Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko are co-authors of the award-winning Ecopreneuring and Rural Renaissance. Lisa is also a distinguished Kellogg Food and Society Policy Fellow, and John is co-author and principal photographer for six multicultural children's books. John and Lisa are innkeepers of the award-winning Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast.


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      HOMEGROWN AND HANDMADE

      Deborah Niemann
      Paperback

      Price: $22.95

      Our food system is dominated by industrial agriculture, and has become economically and environmentally unsustainable. The incidence of diet-related diseases including obesity, diabetes, hypertension,…

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      Our food system is dominated by industrial agriculture, and has become economically and environmentally unsustainable. The incidence of diet-related diseases including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cancer and heart disease has skyrocketed to unprecedented levels. Whether you have 40 acres and a mule or a condo with a balcony, you can do more than you think to safeguard your health, your money and the planet.

      Homegrown and Handmade shows how making things from scratch and growing at least some of your own food can help you eliminate artificial ingredients from your diet, reduce your carbon footprint and create a more authentic life. Whether your goal is increasing your self-reliance or becoming a full-fledged homesteader, it’s packed with answers and solutions to help you:

      • Take control of your food supply from seed to plate
      • Raise small and medium livestock for fun, food and fiber
      • Rediscover traditional skills to meet more of your family’s needs than you ever thought possible
      This comprehensive guide to food and fiber from scratch proves that attitude and knowledge is more important than acreage. Written from the perspective of a successful, self-taught modern homesteader, this well-illustrated, practical and accessible manual will appeal to anyone who dreams of a simpler life.


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      ARTISAN PIZZA AND FLATBREAD IN FIVE MINUTES A DAY

      JEFF HERTZBERG, ZOE FRANCOIS
      Paperback

      Price: $27.99

      From the best-selling authors of the groundbreaking Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day comes a much-anticipated new cookbook featuring their revolutionary approach to yeast dough in more than 100 eas…

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      From the best-selling authors of the groundbreaking Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day comes a much-anticipated new cookbook featuring their revolutionary approach to yeast dough in more than 100 easy pizza and flatbread recipes.

      With nearly half a million copies of their books in print, Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François have proven that people want to bake their own bread—as long as they can do it quickly and easily. When fans hailed their pizza and flatbread recipes as the fastest in their books, Jeff and Zoë got busy creating all new recipes. With a batch of their stored dough in the fridge and a preheated oven or backyard grill, you can give your family what they crave …

      Homemade, mouthwatering pizzas, flatbreads, and sweet and savory tarts, prepared in minutes!

      In Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day, Jeff and Zoë show readers how to use their ingenious technique to make lightning-fast pizzas, flatbreads, and sweet and savory tarts from stored, no-knead dough. In addition to classic flatbread doughs and pizza crusts, there are alternatives with whole grain, spelt and gluten-free ingredients, and the authors include soups, salads and spreads that turn flatbreads or pizza into a complete meal. In just five minutes a day of active preparation time, you can create favorites like Classic Margherita, Pita Pockets, Chicago Deep Dish, White Clam Pizza, and Blush Apple Tart. Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day proves that making pizza has never been this fast or easy. So rise … to the occasion and get baking!

      The authors met in their children's music class in 2003 and wrote the best-selling Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day.

      Jeff Hertzberg, M.D., grew up eating New York pizza and spent years trying to figure out how to make dough that was convenient enough to use for daily pizza, flatbreads and loaves. But really, he just wanted to learn to throw pizza dough high into the air. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two daughters.

      Zoë François is a pastry chef trained at the Culinary Institute of America, but she is a pizzaiola at heart. While writing this book she traveled far and wide to eat every pizza and flatbread she could find. In addition to tossing pizzas she creates desserts on her pastry blog zoebakes.com. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two sons.

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