The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home: The Happy Luddite's Guide to Domestic Self-Sufficiency

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Penguin Publishing Group, 2012 - Cooking - 265 pages
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The Lost Arts of Hearth and Homeis 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 love 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 Homewill 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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The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home: The Happy Luddite's Guide to Domestic Self-Sufficiency

User Review  - Stephanie Klose - Book Verdict

Albala (history, Univ. of the Pacific) and Henderson (coauthor with Albala, The Lost Art of Real Cooking) here tackle household projects both comestible (brewing, preserving) and not (rug braiding ... Read full review

Contents

Absolutely Antiquated Bread
4
Dumplings II
11
Fruits Vegetables Nuts and Condiments
25
Using Brines Pickles
33
Meats
47
Boudin Noir
53
Beef Rindsrouladen
59
Salam dla Duja
65
Brewing and Distillation
127
Rose Water
135
Nostrums and Household Stuffe
141
Soap
148
Sewing
165
Hems
174
Embroidery
180
Making Quilts
201

Chicken Feet
71
Fish
79
Dairy and Eggs
89
Eggs
106
Apple Cider Doughnuts
113
Rug Braiding
211
Braiding Technique
217
Gardening
229
Building Projects
239
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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.

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