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The Lost Foods

Author : Fred Dwight,Claude Davis, Sr.
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-12-15
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1732557152
File Size : 35,9 Mb
Total Download : 379


Book Summary: First you'll discover how to make your own U.S. secret military superfood at home. The Doomsday Ration might have cost millions to invent, but it's super cheap to make or replicate! And I bet you'll find most of the ingredients are already in your pantry. Once you've made your first batch, get ready to forget about it-because this superfood will never spoil, even in the harshest conditions and even without refrigeration. You'll always be able to keep your entire family well fed on it just by spending a few dollars each day. Plus, it's also lightweight enough that it belongs in your bug-out bag too.

Lost Feast

Author : Lenore Newman
Publisher : ECW Press
Release : 2019-10-08
Category : Nature
ISBN : 9781773054063
File Size : 11,9 Mb
Total Download : 954


Book Summary: A rollicking exploration of the history and future of our favorite foods When we humans love foods, we love them a lot. In fact, we have often eaten them into extinction, whether it is the megafauna of the Paleolithic world or the passenger pigeon of the last century. In Lost Feast, food expert Lenore Newman sets out to look at the history of the foods we have loved to death and what that means for the culinary paths we choose for the future. Whether it’s chasing down the luscious butter of local Icelandic cattle or looking at the impacts of modern industrialized agriculture on the range of food varieties we can put in our shopping carts, Newman’s bright, intelligent gaze finds insight and humor at every turn. Bracketing the chapters that look at the history of our relationship to specific foods, Lenore enlists her ecologist friend and fellow cook, Dan, in a series of “extinction dinners” designed to recreate meals of the past or to illustrate how we might be eating in the future. Part culinary romp, part environmental wake-up call, Lost Feast makes a critical contribution to our understanding of food security today. You will never look at what’s on your plate in quite the same way again.

The Lost Foods of England

Author : Glyn Hughes
Publisher :
Release : 2017-08-31
Category : Diet
ISBN : 9780244029630
File Size : 24,8 Mb
Total Download : 846


Book Summary: Collected over thirty years of research as leader of the "Foods of England" project, Glyn Hughes from the Peaks of Derbyshire brings togher over one thousand of the oddest and most forgotten of old English foods, together with actual receipts (not "recipe", that's French) to make them ... -- Back cover

Twain's Feast

Author : Andrew Beahrs
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2010-06-24
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781101434819
File Size : 18,8 Mb
Total Download : 308


Book Summary: One young food writer's search for America's lost wild foods, from New Orleans croakers to Illinois Prairie hen, with Mark Twain as his guide. In the winter of 1879, Mark Twain paused during a tour of Europe to compose a fantasy menu of the American dishes he missed the most. He was desperately sick of European hotel cooking, and his menu, made up of some eighty regional specialties, was a true love letter to American food: Lake Trout, from Tahoe. Hot biscuits, Southern style. Canvasback-duck, from Baltimore. Black-bass, from the Mississippi. When food writer Andrew Beahrs first read Twain's menu in the classic work A Tramp Abroad, he noticed the dishes were regional in the truest sense of the word-drawn fresh from grasslands, woods, and waters in a time before railroads had dissolved the culinary lines between Hannibal, Missouri, and San Francisco. These dishes were all local, all wild, and all, Beahrs feared, had been lost in the shift to industrialized food. In Twain's Feast, Beahrs sets out to discover whether eight of these forgotten regional specialties can still be found on American tables, tracing Twain's footsteps as he goes. Twain's menu, it turns out, was also a memoir and a map. The dishes he yearned for were all connected to cherished moments in his life-from the New Orleans croakers he loved as a young man on the Mississippi to the maple syrup he savored in Connecticut, with his family, during his final, lonely years. Tracking Twain's foods leads Beahrs from the dwindling prairie of rural Illinois to a six-hundred-pound coon supper in Arkansas to the biggest native oyster reef in San Francisco Bay. He finds pockets of the country where Twain's favorite foods still exist or where intrepid farmers, fishermen, and conservationists are trying to bring them back. In Twain's Feast, he reminds us what we've lost as these wild foods have disappeared from our tables, and what we stand to gain from their return. Weaving together passages from Twain's famous works and Beahrs's own adventures, Twain's Feast takes us on a journey into America's past, to a time when foods taken fresh from grasslands, woods, and waters were at the heart of American cooking.

Survival Foods

Author : Seb Larsen
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-08-18
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 9798676349523
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Total Download : 412


Book Summary: "Vital, informative, and practical for anyone looking to protect themselves or their families during a time of crisis" We live in a world that stands on the brink of collapse. Life as we know it could change dramatically in a flash, and most are unprepared for this potential reality. Our biggest fear as humans is to lose access to our primal and most basic needs: Food and water. These fears are justified. History shows that in times of crisis, food supplies run extremely low. People are then left helpless without the ability to provide sustenance to themselves or their families. Malnutrition becomes a critical detriment, affecting mental acuity and physical strength, ultimately compromising a group's ability to survive. In Survival Foods, you'll learn: The secrets of a healthy diet even during food shortages The tried and tested techniques of food preservation from your own home The 3 crucial considerations when you're stockpiling on foods Foods that could last 30 years in your pantry 30 of the most nutrient-packed canned foods you need to have in your kitchen 20 of the must-have grains and legumes to keep your body in optimum condition The things that most people forget to buy that could make your life easier 13 essential vitamins for survival to boost your immune system and wellbeing The 10 oils and kinds of vinegar you need to have to fight infections and stay healthy A bonus chapter on the secrets to tasty survival meals...and so much more. Don't wait too long before you start stocking up on your essentials! The secret to surviving a crisis is being smart, quick, and proactive in gathering the supplies you need to get you through harsh times physically and mentally unscathed. In the current events of the Coronavirus, studies show that one-third of UK and US shoppers are already stocking up on food which is leaving grocery stores in distress to comply with the huge demand for food. With this guide for nutrient-packed and easy to store foods, you'll learn exactly what you need to have on hand to safely and healthily survive the most dire emergency scenarios. If you're ready to go shopping for your survival foods, before hitting the nearest supermarket, scroll up and hit the "Add to Cart" button right now.

Eating to Extinction

Author : Dan Saladino
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2022-02-01
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780374605339
File Size : 11,9 Mb
Total Download : 158


Book Summary: A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice What Saladino finds in his adventures are people with soul-deep relationships to their food. This is not the decadence or the preciousness we might associate with a word like “foodie,” but a form of reverence . . . Enchanting." —Molly Young, The New York Times Dan Saladino's Eating to Extinction is the prominent broadcaster’s pathbreaking tour of the world’s vanishing foods and his argument for why they matter now more than ever Over the past several decades, globalization has homogenized what we eat, and done so ruthlessly. The numbers are stark: Of the roughly six thousand different plants once consumed by human beings, only nine remain major staples today. Just three of these—rice, wheat, and corn—now provide fifty percent of all our calories. Dig deeper and the trends are more worrisome still: The source of much of the world’s food—seeds—is mostly in the control of just four corporations. Ninety-five percent of milk consumed in the United States comes from a single breed of cow. Half of all the world’s cheese is made with bacteria or enzymes made by one company. And one in four beers drunk around the world is the product of one brewer. If it strikes you that everything is starting to taste the same wherever you are in the world, you’re by no means alone. This matters: when we lose diversity and foods become endangered, we not only risk the loss of traditional foodways, but also of flavors, smells, and textures that may never be experienced again. And the consolidation of our food has other steep costs, including a lack of resilience in the face of climate change, pests, and parasites. Our food monoculture is a threat to our health—and to the planet. In Eating to Extinction, the distinguished BBC food journalist Dan Saladino travels the world to experience and document our most at-risk foods before it’s too late. He tells the fascinating stories of the people who continue to cultivate, forage, hunt, cook, and consume what the rest of us have forgotten or didn’t even know existed. Take honey—not the familiar product sold in plastic bottles, but the wild honey gathered by the Hadza people of East Africa, whose diet consists of eight hundred different plants and animals and who communicate with birds in order to locate bees’ nests. Or consider murnong—once the staple food of Aboriginal Australians, this small root vegetable with the sweet taste of coconut is undergoing a revival after nearly being driven to extinction. And in Sierra Leone, there are just a few surviving stenophylla trees, a plant species now considered crucial to the future of coffee. From an Indigenous American chef refining precolonial recipes to farmers tending Geechee red peas on the Sea Islands of Georgia, the individuals profiled in Eating to Extinction are essential guides to treasured foods that have endured in the face of rampant sameness and standardization. They also provide a roadmap to a food system that is healthier, more robust, and, above all, richer in flavor and meaning.

Bread, Wine, Chocolate

Author : Simran Sethi
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2015-11-10
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780062221544
File Size : 32,9 Mb
Total Download : 159


Book Summary: Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi explores the history and cultural importance of our most beloved tastes, paying homage to the ingredients that give us daily pleasure, while providing a thoughtful wake-up call to the homogenization that is threatening the diversity of our food supply. Food is one of the greatest pleasures of human life. Our response to sweet, salty, bitter, or sour is deeply personal, combining our individual biological characteristics, personal preferences, and emotional connections. Bread, Wine, Chocolate illuminates not only what it means to recognize the importance of the foods we love, but also what it means to lose them. Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi reveals how the foods we enjoy are endangered by genetic erosion—a slow and steady loss of diversity in what we grow and eat. In America today, food often looks and tastes the same, whether at a San Francisco farmers market or at a Midwestern potluck. Shockingly, 95% of the world’s calories now come from only thirty species. Though supermarkets seem to be stocked with endless options, the differences between products are superficial, primarily in flavor and brand. Sethi draws on interviews with scientists, farmers, chefs, vintners, beer brewers, coffee roasters and others with firsthand knowledge of our food to reveal the multiple and interconnected reasons for this loss, and its consequences for our health, traditions, and culture. She travels to Ethiopian coffee forests, British yeast culture labs, and Ecuadoran cocoa plantations collecting fascinating stories that will inspire readers to eat more consciously and purposefully, better understand familiar and new foods, and learn what it takes to save the tastes that connect us with the world around us.

Food of the Italian South

Author : Katie Parla
Publisher : Clarkson Potter
Release : 2019-03-12
Category : Cooking
ISBN : 9781524760472
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Total Download : 594


Book Summary: 85 authentic recipes and 100 stunning photographs that capture the cultural and cooking traditions of the Italian South, from the mountains to the coast. In most cultures, exploring food means exploring history—and the Italian south has plenty of both to offer. The pasta-heavy, tomato-forward “Italian food” the world knows and loves does not actually represent the entire country; rather, these beloved and widespread culinary traditions hail from the regional cuisines of the south. Acclaimed author and food journalist Katie Parla takes you on a tour through these vibrant destinations so you can sink your teeth into the secrets of their rustic, romantic dishes. Parla shares rich recipes, both original and reimagined, along with historical and cultural insights that encapsulate the miles of rugged beaches, sheep-dotted mountains, meditatively quiet towns, and, most important, culinary traditions unique to this precious piece of Italy. With just a bite of the Involtini alla Piazzetta from farm-rich Campania, a taste of Giurgiulena from the sugar-happy kitchens of Calabria, a forkful of ’U Pan’ Cuott’ from mountainous Basilicata, a morsel of Focaccia from coastal Puglia, or a mouthful of Pizz e Foje from quaint Molise, you’ll discover what makes the food of the Italian south unique. Praise for Food of the Italian South “Parla clearly crafted every recipe with reverence and restraint, balancing authenticity with accessibility for the modern home cook.”—Fine Cooking “Parla’s knowledge and voice shine in this outstanding meditation on the food of South Italy from the Molise, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria regions. . . . This excellent volume proves that no matter how well-trodden the Italian cookbook path is, an expert with genuine curiosity and a well-developed voice can still find new material.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “There's There’s Italian food, and then there's there’s Italian food. Not just pizza, pasta, and prosciutto, but obscure recipes that have been passed down through generations and are only found in Italy… . . . and in this book.”—Woman’s Day (Best Cookbooks Coming Out in 2019) “[With] Food of the Italian South, Parla wanted to branch out from Rome and celebrate the lower half of the country.”—Punch “Acclaimed culinary journalist Katie Parla takes cookbook readers and home cooks on a culinary journey.”—The Parkersburg News and Sentinel