The Lost Art of Real Cooking: Rediscovering the Pleasures of Traditional Food One Recipe at a Time
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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The Lost Art of Real CookingUser Review - lwittman - Overstock.com
This book is a lot of fun to read. The authors have a very specific point of view which is that time and energy invested into making food is worth it. You dont need a lot of gadgets just good ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SignoraEdie - LibraryThing
A very basic book about traditional ways of preparing various foods. Does not contain detailed recipes, but does give you the sense that you can easily prepare the items using your common sense and a few tips. Very basic but well put together. Read full review
Smoked but Uncured
Basic Fish Soup
Roast Fowl with Gravy
Fresh Tomato Sauce
Easy Tomato Sauce
Broccoli Rabe or Rapini
Yapraki or Dolmas Stuffed Grape Leaves
Salads and Their Dressings
Basic Pasta Dough
Tagliatelle with Tomato Sauce
Sprouted Grain Bread
Wild Yeast Bread
Sourdough Herb Muffins
The Gentle Art of Roasting
Seasoned Smoked and Steamed
Stuffed Conceited Chicken
Duck or Goose Confit
Chicken Goose or Duck Pâté
Psychic Love Wine
Cooking with Beer
Beer Stews and Other Pleasant Diversions
Pastry for Pies
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No preview available - 2010