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The definitive guide to buying, storing, and enjoying whole foods, in full color for the first time and revised and updated throughout.
Make Smart Choices at the Store and at the Stove.
An inspiring and indispensable one-stop resource, The Essential Good Food Guide is your key to understanding how to buy, store, and enjoy whole foods.
Margaret M. Wittenberg shares her insider’s knowledge of products available at national retailers and natural foods markets, providing at-a-glance buying guides. Her ingredient profiles include detailed preparation advice, such as dried bean cooking times, cooking ratios of whole grains to water, culinary oil smoke points, and much more. She also clarifies confusing food labels, misleading marketing claims, and common misperceptions about everyday items, allowing you to maximize the benefits of whole foods cooking.
With full-color photography, this new edition of The Essential Good Food Guide is fully revised with the most up-to-date advice on organics, heirloom grains and legumes, gluten-free cooking options, and the new varieties of fruits and vegetables popping up at farmers’ markets across the country to help you make the most of your time in the grocery aisle and the kitchen.
About the Author
MARGARET M. WITTENBERG is a globally recognized authority and educator on natural and organic foods with more than thirty-five years of experience in the industry. She is a former member of the USDA National Organic Standards Board and has served on many other boards focused on organic agriculture, seafood sustainability, agricultural environmental standards, and farm animal welfare. In 2005, Margaret was honored with the National Audubon Society’s prestigious Rachel Carson Award in recognition of her lifelong work. Equally talented in the kitchen, Margaret enjoys spending much time cooking and gardening at her home in the Texas Hill Country. Learn more at www.essentialgoodfood.com.
Table of Contents
Fruits and Vegetables
Grains, Flour, and Bread
Pasta and Noodles
Beans, Peas, Lentils, and Soy Products
Nuts and Seeds
Meat and Poultry
Dairy Products and Eggs