The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home

The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home

The Happy Luddite's Guide to Self-sufficiency

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York, New York, USA : Penguin Group, 2012.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780399537776
Branch Call Number: 640 ALBALA
Characteristics: xiii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Henderson, Rosanna Nafziger


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Jun 26, 2013

Very enjoyable. Now I need to go buy some whole grains and start making my own dishes.


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