The Lost Art of Real Cooking

The Lost Art of Real Cooking

Rediscovering the Pleasures of Traditional Food, One Recipe at A Time

Book - 2010
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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.

Published: New York, N.Y. : Perigee, 2010.
ISBN: 9780399535888
Branch Call Number: 641.5 ALB
Characteristics: xx, 233 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Henderson, Rosanna Nafziger


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Mar 10, 2017

This is a horrible book. This book is only appropriate if you have gobs of unlimited time without any interruptions or distractions, and you wish to spend all of that unlimited time standing in the kitchen doing absolutely everything from scratch by yourself. This is a book best read on the couch with a glass of wine. As far as what to actually cook for supper for my family tonight, this book is completely useless.

KatieD Oct 19, 2010

Enjoyable look at cooking basics. Great for anyone who enjoys cooking and baking.


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