Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafzinger Henderson are the authors of another favorite book 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.
• 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)
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