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The Lost Art of Real Cooking: Rediscovering the Pleasures of Traditional Food One Recipe at a Time

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Read Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger's blogs and view their pictures on the Penguin Community.

It's time to take back the kitchen. It's time to unlock the pantry and break free from the shackles of ready-made, industrial food. It's time to cook supper.

The Lost Art of Real Cooking heralds a new old- fashioned approach to food-laborious and inconvenient, yet extraordinarily rewarding and worth bragging about. From jam, yogurt, and fresh pasta to salami, smoked meat, and strudel, Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger arm you with the knowledge and skills that let you connect on a deeper level with what goes into your body.

Ken and Rosanna celebrate the patience it takes to make your own sauerkraut and pickles. They divulge the mysteries of capturing wild sourdoughs and culturing butter, the beauty of rendering lard, making cheese, and brewing beer, all without the fancy toys that take away from the adventure of truly experiencing your food.

These foods were once made by the family, in the home, rather than a factory. And they can still be made in the smallest kitchens without expensive equipment, capturing flavors that speak of place and personality. What you won't find here is a collection of rigid rules for the perfect meal. Ken and Rosanna offer a wealth of recipes, history, and techniques that start with the basics and evolve into dishes that are entirely your own.

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A celebration of the new-old-fashioned culinary revolution, this cookbook presents recipes, lore, and techniques for mastering the art of homemade fare from baking, pickling, and braising to smoking and preserving.

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The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home is not about extreme, off-the-grid living. It’s for city and suburban dwellers with day jobs: people who love to cook, love fresh natural ingredients, and old techniques for preservation; people who like doing things themselves with a needle and thread, garden hoe, or manual saw.

Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger Henderson spread the spirit of antiquated self-sufficiency throughout the household. They offer projects that are decidedly unplugged and a little daring, including:

* Home building projects like rooftop food dehydrators and wood-burning ovens

* Homemaking essentials, from sewing and quilting to rug braiding and soap making

* The wonders of grain: making croissants by hand, sprouting grains, and baking bread

* Adventures with meat: pickled pig’s feet, homemade liverwurst, and celery-cured salami

Intended for industrious cooks and crafters who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves, The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home will teach you the history and how-to on projects for every facet of your home, all without the electric toys that take away from the experience of making things by hand.

Synopsis:

The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home is not about extreme, off-the-grid living. It’s for city and suburban dwellers with day jobs: people who love to cook, love fresh natural ingredients, and old techniques for preservation; people who like doing things themselves with a needle and thread, garden hoe, or manual saw.

Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger Henderson spread the spirit of antiquated self-sufficiency throughout the household. They offer projects that are decidedly unplugged and a little daring, including:

* Home building projects like rooftop food dehydrators and wood-burning ovens

* Homemaking essentials, from sewing and quilting to rug braiding and soap making

* The wonders of grain: making croissants by hand, sprouting grains, and baking bread

* Adventures with meat: pickled pig’s feet, homemade liverwurst, and celery-cured salami

Intended for industrious cooks and crafters who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves, The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home will teach you the history and how-to on projects for every facet of your home, all without the electric toys that take away from the experience of making things by hand.

About the Author

Ken Albala, is professor of history at the University of the Pacific and author of Eating Right in the Renaissance, The Banquet, and Beans: A History. Visit his website at www.kenalbala.blogspot.com.

Rosanna Nafziger spent her girlhood working in the orchard and selling pies at market. Now she writes about old-fashioned cookery on her blog, Paprikahead.com.

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farzadnlaura, January 13, 2012 (view all comments by farzadnlaura)
This book should be added to the shortlist of every foodie's must-haves. It is a great practical companion to Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and The Omnivore's Dilemma. Like the best cookbooks, my copy is already food-stained, dog-eared and obviously well-used, but this book is not solely a cookbook. It is an approach to food that encourages creativity and experimentation.
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hellaD, October 18, 2010 (view all comments by hellaD)
Actually this is not a review as I haven't read this book yet, but I sure hope to very soon. I am very excited to see this book, I have been studying traditional food preparation techniques for years now and I am so glad to see that more and more people are getting back into it, I think that this is a very practical and down to earth solution for many of our current modern ailments. Take your time and make your food with love and with traditional techniques :)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399535888
Author:
Albala, Ken
Publisher:
Perigee Books
Illustrator:
Nafziger, Marjorie
Author:
Nafziger, Rosanna
Author:
Henderson, Rosanna Nafziger
Subject:
History
Subject:
Courses & Dishes - General
Subject:
Cooking and Food-General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.30x5.50x.90 in. .80 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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"Synopsis" by , A celebration of the new-old-fashioned culinary revolution, this cookbook presents recipes, lore, and techniques for mastering the art of homemade fare from baking, pickling, and braising to smoking and preserving.
"Synopsis" by ,
The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home is not about extreme, off-the-grid living. It’s for city and suburban dwellers with day jobs: people who love to cook, love fresh natural ingredients, and old techniques for preservation; people who like doing things themselves with a needle and thread, garden hoe, or manual saw.

Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger Henderson spread the spirit of antiquated self-sufficiency throughout the household. They offer projects that are decidedly unplugged and a little daring, including:

* Home building projects like rooftop food dehydrators and wood-burning ovens

* Homemaking essentials, from sewing and quilting to rug braiding and soap making

* The wonders of grain: making croissants by hand, sprouting grains, and baking bread

* Adventures with meat: pickled pig’s feet, homemade liverwurst, and celery-cured salami

Intended for industrious cooks and crafters who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves, The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home will teach you the history and how-to on projects for every facet of your home, all without the electric toys that take away from the experience of making things by hand.

"Synopsis" by ,
The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home is not about extreme, off-the-grid living. It’s for city and suburban dwellers with day jobs: people who love to cook, love fresh natural ingredients, and old techniques for preservation; people who like doing things themselves with a needle and thread, garden hoe, or manual saw.

Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger Henderson spread the spirit of antiquated self-sufficiency throughout the household. They offer projects that are decidedly unplugged and a little daring, including:

* Home building projects like rooftop food dehydrators and wood-burning ovens

* Homemaking essentials, from sewing and quilting to rug braiding and soap making

* The wonders of grain: making croissants by hand, sprouting grains, and baking bread

* Adventures with meat: pickled pig’s feet, homemade liverwurst, and celery-cured salami

Intended for industrious cooks and crafters who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves, The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home will teach you the history and how-to on projects for every facet of your home, all without the electric toys that take away from the experience of making things by hand.

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