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CLASSIC SOURDOUGHS

Ed Wood, Jean Wood
Paperback

Price: $19.95

More and more home bakers are replacing mass-produced breads and commercial yeasts in favor of artisan breads made with wild cultures and natural fermentation. Whether you want to capture your own loc…

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More and more home bakers are replacing mass-produced breads and commercial yeasts in favor of artisan breads made with wild cultures and natural fermentation. Whether you want to capture your own local yeasts, take advantage of established cultures like San Francisco Sourdough, or simply bake healthier, more natural loaves, you’ll find no better guides than renowned sourdough authorities Ed and Jean Wood.

In this updated edition of Classic Sourdoughs, the Woods reveal their newly discovered secret to crafting the perfect loaf: by introducing a unique culture-proofing step and adjusting the temperature of the proofs, home bakers can control the sourness and leavening like never before. The reward? Fresh, hot sourdough emerging from the oven just the way you like it—every time. Starting with their signature Basic Sourdough loaf, the Woods present recipes featuring rustic grains and modern flavors, including Herb Spelt Bread, Prarie Flax Bread, and Malt Beer Bread, along with new no-knead versions of classics like White French Bread. They round out the collection with recipes for homemade baguettes, bagels, English muffins, and cinnamon rolls, plus a chapter on baking authentic sourdoughs in bread machines.

Steeped in tradition, nuanced in flavor, and wonderfully ritualized in preparation, sourdough is bread the way it was meant to be. So join the sourdough renaissance and bring these time-honored traditions into your own kitchen.


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THE CLASSIC ZUCCHINI COOKBOOK

Ralston, Jordan, & Chesman
Paperback

Price: $16.95

This 304-page cookbook offers 225 easy-to-make recipes. There are recipes with zucchini as the main ingredient and many illustrate ways to subtly incorporate this delectable vegetable into a dish.

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This 304-page cookbook offers 225 easy-to-make recipes. There are recipes with zucchini as the main ingredient and many illustrate ways to subtly incorporate this delectable vegetable into a dish.


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HOME CHEESE MAKING (3rd ed)

Ricki Carroll
Paperback

Price: $16.95

The consummate home cheese making book, Home Cheese Making has been updated and revised to reflect the recently revived interest in artisan-quality cheeses and the availability of home cheese making s…

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The consummate home cheese making book, Home Cheese Making has been updated and revised to reflect the recently revived interest in artisan-quality cheeses and the availability of home cheese making supplies and equipment.

Discover 75 recipes for making your own cheese and other dairy products that require basic cheese making techniques and the freshest of ingredients, offering the satisfaction of turning out a coveted delicacy. Among the tested, step-by-step recipes in this cheese making book are farmhouse cheddar, gouda, fromage blanc, queso blanco, mascarpone, ricotta and 30-minute mozzarella. Recipes for dairy products include crème fraîche, sour cream, yogurt, kefir, buttermilk and clotted cream.

As the most comprehensive cheese making book on the market, Home Cheese Making also features recipes for cooking with cheese, including such treats as Ricotta Pancakes with Banana Pecan Syrup, Cream Cheese Muffins, Broiled Pears and Vermont Shepherd Cheese, Prosciutto and Cheese Calzones, and Grilled Vegetable Stacks with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce.

Profiles of home cheese makers and artisan cheese makers scattered throughout this cheese making book share the stories of people who love to make and eat great cheese. Also included in Home Cheese Making is information on how to enjoy homemade cheeses, how to serve a cheese course at home, cheese tips, lore, quotes, a home cheese making glossary and more.

About the author:

Ricki Carroll is the founder of the New England Cheesemaking Supply Company, in Ashfield, Mass., which has been offering cheese support and expertise since 1978.

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HOME SAUSAGE MAKING

S. Perry & C. Reavis
Paperback

Price: $16.95

The classic volume in the field, Home Sausage Making is now completely revised and updated to comply with current USDA safety standards and now features 100 recipes for sausages (cased and uncased) an…

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The classic volume in the field, Home Sausage Making is now completely revised and updated to comply with current USDA safety standards and now features 100 recipes for sausages (cased and uncased) and 50 recipes for cooking with sausage, all written for contemporary tastes and cooking styles.


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CIDER Making, Using & Enjoying Sweet and Hard Cider

PROULX & NICHOLS
Paperback

Price: $14.95

The revised and rejacketed third edition of Cider offers thorough coverage of every step of cider making, from choosing and planting the best apple varieties to enjoying the finished product. Recipes …

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The revised and rejacketed third edition of Cider offers thorough coverage of every step of cider making, from choosing and planting the best apple varieties to enjoying the finished product. Recipes include sweet and hard ciders, sparkling cider blends, and cider-based foods.


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GARDENER'S A-Z GUIDE TO GROWING ORGANIC FOOD

Tanya Denckla
Paperback

Price: $24.95

Enjoy guaranteed organic produce with this comprehensive plant-by-plant reference for how to select, grow, harvest, and store more than 765 varieties of vegetables, herbs, fruits and nuts. Also includ…

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Enjoy guaranteed organic produce with this comprehensive plant-by-plant reference for how to select, grow, harvest, and store more than 765 varieties of vegetables, herbs, fruits and nuts. Also included are more than 100 up-to-the-minute organic remedies for 201 diseases and pests. This is the book to demystify the complex organic systems of the garden, and make healthful vegetable gardening easier and more fun.


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THE BEST OF AMISH COOKING

Phyllis Pellman Good
Paperback

Price: $12.99

This 215-page book by a leading expert on Amish cooking highlights traditional and contemporary recipes adapted from the kitchens and pantries of Amish cooks. Delicious and savory recipes fill this bo…

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This 215-page book by a leading expert on Amish cooking highlights traditional and contemporary recipes adapted from the kitchens and pantries of Amish cooks. Delicious and savory recipes fill this book with some of the best food you'll find anywhere.


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WILD FERMENTATION

Sandor Ellix Katz
Paperback

Price: $25.00

Bread. Cheese. Wine. Beer. Coffee. Chocolate. Most people consume fermented foods and drinks every day. For thousands of years, humans have enjoyed the distinctive flavors and nutrition resulting from…

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Bread. Cheese. Wine. Beer. Coffee. Chocolate. Most people consume fermented foods and drinks every day. For thousands of years, humans have enjoyed the distinctive flavors and nutrition resulting from the transformative power of microscopic bacteria and fungi. Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods is the first cookbook to widely explore the culinary magic of fermentation.

"Fermentation has been an important journey of discovery for me," writes author Sandor Ellix Katz. "I invite you to join me along this effervescent path, well trodden for thousands of years yet largely forgotten in our time and place, bypassed by the superhighway of industrial food production."

The flavors of fermentation are compelling and complex, quite literally alive. This book takes readers on a whirlwind trip through the wide world of fermentation, providing readers with basic and delicious recipes-some familiar, others exotic-that are easy to make at home.

The book covers vegetable ferments such as sauerkraut, kimchi, and sour pickles; bean ferments including miso, tempeh, dosas, and idli; dairy ferments including yogurt, kefir, and basic cheesemaking (as well as vegan alternatives); sourdough bread-making; other grain fermentations from Cherokee, African, Japanese, and Russian traditions; extremely simple wine- and beer-making (as well as cider-, mead-, and champagne-making) techniques; and vinegar-making. With nearly 100 recipes, this is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging fermentation cookbook ever published.

About the author:
Sandor Ellix Katz is a self-taught fermentation experimentalist. He wrote Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods—which Newsweek called "the fermenting bible"—in order to share the fermentation wisdom he had learned, and demystify home fermentation. Since the book's publication in 2003, Katz has taught hundreds of fermentation workshops across North America and beyond, taking on a role he describes as a "fermentation revivalist." Now, in The Art of Fermentation, with a decade more experience behind him, the unique opportunity to hear countless stories about fermentation practices, and answering thousands of troubleshooting questions, he's sharing a more in-depth exploration of the topic.


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WANDA E. BRUNSTETTER'S AMISH FRIENDS COOKBOOK

Wanda Brunstetter
Paperback

Price: $14.99

From best-selling author Wanda E. Brunstetter comes the must-have cookbook of the season. Her Amish Friends Cookbook collection is a treasure trove of recipes and interesting facts from the heart of A…

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From best-selling author Wanda E. Brunstetter comes the must-have cookbook of the season. Her Amish Friends Cookbook collection is a treasure trove of recipes and interesting facts from the heart of Amish country. Recipes are divided into sections including breads and rolls, desserts, main dishes, sides, jams, jellies and more! You'll find only the best of home cooking between the pages of this delightful book.


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MAKING MAPLE SYRUP E-HANDBOOK

Noel Perrin
Downloadable PDF (learn more)

Price: $9.95

The basic process of making maple syrup and quite simple. Epuipment can vary depending on whether you want to tap just a few trees or be a commercial producer.

This e-handbook will tell yo…

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The basic process of making maple syrup and quite simple. Epuipment can vary depending on whether you want to tap just a few trees or be a commercial producer.

This e-handbook will tell you how to make syrup on the three simplest levels. In these pages you will find instructions on how to tap trees, what containers you need, how to flilter the syrup and boiling the syrup.

With the help of this handy resource, you can have your very own sweet-tasting syrup to enjoy on pancakes, waffles and french toast, share friends and neighbors or become an entrepreneur by "tapping" into the maple syrup market. 35 pages.

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