The Lost Art of Real Cooking to which The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home is a cosy companion. Here they have expanded their scope a bit to include other helpful domestic projects like sewing your own clothes, gardening, quilting, and soap making.
Quick Facts• Who wrote it: Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger Henderson • Who published it: Perigee • Recipes and projects for right now: Fermented apple cider, hootch, liverwurst, kombusha for 'refreshment and utility', olive oil soap, a simple kitchen broom, paneer, boudin noir, pomegranate molasses, soy sauce. • Recommended? Yes! This is an informative, fascinating and practical book which delivers an enormous amount of information. • Who would enjoy this book? Anyone who would find a glimpse of themselves in the following paragraph from the title page: "A recondite treasury of arcane secrets, wherein are explained mysteries of the kitchen and cupboards, plainly set forth for those who would profit materially and spiritually through self-sufficiency, honest unplugged labor, and diligent application of economic principles derived from our esteemed forebears in matters both esculent and domestic."
→ Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home: The Happy Luddite's Guide to Domestic Self-Sufficiency by Ken Albala and Roseanna Nafziger Henderson (Perigee, September 2012)Related: Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother's Secret Ingredient Apartment Therapy Media makes every effort to test and review products fairly and transparently. The views expressed in this review are the personal views of the reviewer and this particular product review was not sponsored or paid for in any way by the manufacturer or an agent working on their behalf. However, the manufacturer did give us the product for testing and review purposes. (Image: Perigee)