• CHEDDAR

    One of the oldest, most ubiquitous and beloved cheeses in the world, cheddar has a fascinating history. Over the years it has been transformed from a painstakingly handmade wheel to a rindless, mass-produced block, to a liquefied and emulsified plastic mass untouched by human hands. The Henry Fordism of cheddar production in many ways anticipated the advent of industrial agriculture. They don’t call it “American Cheese” for nothing.

    Cheddar is one man’s picaresque journey to find out what a familiar food can tell us about ourselves. Cheddar may be appreciated in almost all American homes, but the advocates of the traditional wheel versus the processed slice often have very different ideas about food. Since cheddar—with its diversity of manufacturing processes and tastes—is such a large umbrella, it is the perfect food through which to discuss many big food issues that face our society.

    More than that, though, cheddar holds a key to understanding not only issues surrounding food politics, but also some of the ways we think of our cultural identity. Cheddar, and its offshoots, has something to tell us about this country: the way people rally to certain cheddars but not others; the way they extol or denounce the way others eat it; the role of the commodification of a once-artisan cheese and the effect that has on rural communities. The fact that cheddar is so common that it is often taken for granted means that examining it can lead us to the discovery of usually unspoken truths.

    Author Gordon Edgar (Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge) is well-equipped to take readers on a tour through the world of cheddar. For more than 15 years he has worked as an iconoclastic cheesemonger in San Francisco, but his sharp talent for observation and social critique were honed long before then, in the world of ’zines, punk rock and progressive politics. His fresh perspectives on such a seemingly common topic are as thought-provoking as they are entertaining.

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  • CIDERHOUSE COOKBOOK

    Ciderhouse Cookbook teaches home cooks how to make a full array of traditional cider products, including cider syrups, molasses, vinegars, shrubs, and switchels, as well as apple preserves.

    Item: 9051
  • COFFEE

    It features updated information and definitions, a history of coffee culture, tips on storing and brewing, and other essential advice designed to improve the coffee experience. Coffee lovers everywhere will welcome this lively, complete guide to the fascinating world of America's national beverage.

    Item: 7033
  • COMFORT FOOD COOKBOOK

    Bring tasty, old-fashioned comfort food to your table at every meal with the updated Comfort Food Cookbook, a collection of 230 recipes from the archives of long-running country lifestyle magazine Grit.

    Item: 9093
  • COOKING & BAKING CLASS BOX SET

    This special slipcase edition features the best-selling combo of Cooking Class and Baking Class, along with a bonus cutting board. These two titles are a complete (and fun!) class in the basics of cooking from scratch, beginning with simple sandwiches on a stick and advancing to pizza, fish tacos, popovers, and homemade bread. Kids learn how to safely handle kitchen appliances like blenders and mixers, use the stove and oven, and master techniques such as chopping, peeling, grating, dicing, measuring, and cleanup.

    For ages 6-12.

    Item: 9220
  • COOKING WITH DRIED BEANS E-HANDBOOK

    Cooked dried beans provide vitamins, minerals, fiber and in combination with grains or dairy products provide all the essential amino acids of complete protein.

    This e-handbook describes the different kinds of beans, how to grow your own beans and helpful cooking information. Also included are recipes for soups, stews and other main dishes such as:

    • Split Pea Soup
    • Black Bean Soup
    • Minestrone
    • Louisiana Red Beans & Rice
    • Lentil-Rice Stew
    • Fried Chick Peas with Garlic

    With this handy guide, you can use beans more than just bean soup, baked beans, and chili. 36 pages.

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    Item: 3519
  • COOKING WITH EDIBLE FLOWERS E-HANDBOOK

    Eating flowers planted and cared for by your own hands is one of the many joys of being a gardener. Edible flowers are more than just beautiful garnishes for your dishes; they add flavors, textures, and aromas that no other food category can mimic.

    This e-handbook shows you the best blossoms for eating, how to prepare flowers for eating and commonsense precautions. Flowers listed in this handy reference guide include:

    • Basil Flowers
    • Chamomile
    • Chive Blossoms
    • Dill Flowers
    • Hibiscus
    • Lavender
    • Marigolds
    • Roses



    Also included are recipes featuring these flowers as seasoning. 32 pages.

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  • COOKING WITH FIRE

    Cooking with live fire goes way beyond the barbecue grill! Rediscover the pleasures of a variety of unconventional techniques, from roasting pork on a spit to baking bread in ashes, searing fish on a griddle, smoking turkey, roasting vegetables in a fireplace, making soup in a cast-iron pot, baking pizza in a wood-fired oven, cooking bacon on a stick, and much, much more. Cooking With Fire includes 100 recipes for everything from roasted rabbit to fish chowder and baguettes.

    Item: 7251
  • COOKING WITH HONEY E-HANDBOOK

    Honey can enrich most any food. The distinctive flavor can be enjoyed as just a hint of a teaspoon in a salad dressing or in the full richness of the flavor in a dessert.

    This e-handbook illustrates the versatility of honey. Beginning with a brief description of the different types of honey, this handy guide has suggestions on how to use honey right out of the jar, how to cook with honey and delectable recipes that include:

    • Honey Root Beer
    • German Pancakes
    • Raisin Bread
    • Cashew Nut Coffee Cake
    • Honey Cranberry Sauce
    • Honey Baked Beans
    • Peanut Butter Candies
    • Honey Ice Cream



    There is also a section that gives you tips on raising your own honey crop. What a sweet deal! 36 pages.

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    Item: 3513
  • COOKING WITH OATS E-HANDBOOK

    Oats are easily digested, provide good quality protein, are a source of several B vitamins mand make a good energy food for active outdoor people.

    This e-handbook guides you through the different types of oats, what to buy and a variety of ways oats and oatmael can be used. Recipes in this handy guide include:

    • Granola
    • Oatcakes
    • Currant Oat Scones
    • Oat Maple-Walnut Muffins
    • Wheat-Oat Bread
    • Carrot-Oatmeal Cookies
    • Carob Oat Brownies



    No matter how you prepare your oats, it's a delicious way to enjoy a food that's not only good, but good for you! 38 pages.

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    Item: 3510
  • COOKING WITH RICE E-HANDBOOK

    From polished white to wild rice, this e-handbook tells you what you need to know about rice-from buying it using it. Contains a list of the different types of rice and their characteristics and recipes including Easy Chicken Rice Soup, Rice and Shrimp Salad, Carrot and Chicken Pilaf and Cranberry, Wild Rice and Sausage Stuffing. Recipes for rice are practically limitless! 39 pages.

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  • COOKING WITH SEEDS

    Seeds are moving into the health spotlight: Oil-rich varieties can boost energy, reduce cholesterol, inhibit tumor growth, and promote heart, brain and immune function. Incorporating these little nutrient bombs into your daily diet is a great way to boost your health without having to give up your favorite foods. In Cooking with Seeds, Charlyne Mattox shows you how.

    Item: 7808
  • COOKING WITH TOFU E-HANDBOOK

    Tofu is a delicious, mild-flavored "cheese" made from soybeans. It was invented in Asia about nine or ten thousand years ago, and the reasons for its lasting popularity will become evident as soon as you try it.

    This e-handbook offers tips for making, storing and cooking with tofu as well as delectable recipes including Sweet Potato Pancakes, Poppy Seed Dressing, Hearty Vegetable Soup, Tofu Burgers and Banana-Apple Shake. Tofu takes on the flavors and seasonings of anything with which it is cooked, so if you have not enjoyed the taste of tofu yet, you are in for a treat! 36 pages.

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    Item: 3504
  • COOKING WITH WINTER SQUASH & PUMPKINS E-HANDBOOK

    Winter squash and pumpkins were cultivated in this country long before Columbus arrived. They are a good source of vitamin and the seeds are high in leucine, tyrosine and vitamin B complex.

    This e-handbook will teach you what you need to know about the different types of squash, cooking, preserving and storing squash and pumpkin. Recipes in this handy guide include:

    • Squash with Sausage Stuffing
    • Pumpkin Soup
    • Squash Cornbread
    • Pumpkin Bread
    • Scalloped Squash
    • Traditional Pumpkin Pie
    • Squash Oatmeal Cookies



    In addition to using squash and pumpikns for delicious recipes, they can also be used for decorative purposes. 36 pages.

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    Item: 3501
  • COOKING WITH YOGURT E-HANDBOOK

    Yogurt can play an important supplementary role in helping you maintain good nutrition during pregnancy and when dieting. Not only is yogurt easy to digest, but its thick, custardlike consistency seems to satisfy more than a glass of milk.

    This e-handbook shows you how to make your own yogurt, equipment you need for making it and cooking with yogurt. Also included are delicious recipes including:

    • Banana Eggnog
    • Fruit Scones
    • Salmon Spread
    • Blue Cheese Dressing
    • Zucchini-Scallion Soup
    • Yogurt Berry Pie
    • Chocolate Carob Cake



    Using the information in this handy reference guide can help you get important vitamins and minerals in a tasty way! 37 pages.

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    Item: 3522
  • CULINARY BIRDS

    More than 170 recipes for chicken, eggs, turkey, duck, goose, and small birds, plus proper storage, handling and preparation.

    Item: 6984
  • CULTURED AND FERMENTED BEVERAGES

    Maintaining good bacteria in the body is critical to achieving a healthy gut and a healthy immune system. Fermented beverages are brimming with hardworking, beneficial bacteria that work to improve your digestion, fortify your immune system, assist in detoxification, and contribute to a radiant complexion and a balanced mind.

    Healthy bacteria is sensitive to everyday habits such as sugar, caffeine, processed foods, and toxins, and fermented beverages provide some insurance against this. It’s time to get back into balance with Cultured and Fermented Beverages. Harness the powerful benefits of these amazing traditional superfoods:

    • Drink fermented and cultured beverages for a natural antiviral and antifungal tonic that is a great preventative for colds and flu.
    • Sip kefir to improve lactose intolerance and protect and nourish intestinal cells.
    • Make fermented and cultured beverages part of your beauty regimen for healthy, glowing skin and to profit from their natural detoxification benefits.

    Enjoy 75 recipes for cultured drinks like kombucha, kefir, herbal and medicinal ferments, and cultured smoothies you can brew at home including: Cayenne Lemon Kombucha, Blueberry Basil Kefir, Beet Kvass, Kiwi Soda, Ginger & Turmeric Fermented Tea, Morning Liver Tonic, Berry Rooibos Kombucha, and Sweet Potato Soda.

    Item: 9573
  • CURED MEAT, SMOKED FISH, PICKLED EGGS

    Easy to grab and satisfying to eat, preserved proteins go way beyond jerky. Food preservation teacher and cook Karen Solomon teaches you how to smoke, pickle, salt-cure, oil-cure, and dehydrate a variety of meats, dairy, fish, eggs, and other proteins economically and at home. Fifty-six creative recipes highlight the range of specialty foods that you can make yourself with these techniques, including smoked salmon, pickled beans, cured sardines, brined cheese, duck breast prosciutto, and, of course, beef jerky (eight varieties!).

    Item: 8921
  • DANDELION AND QUINCE

    This illustrated cookbook celebrates the abundance at farmers market and local grocery store yet to be discovered by the everyday cook. From mustard and kumquats to nettles, fava leaves, sunchokes, and more, the blossoms, berries, leaves, and roots featured in Dandelion & Quince are simple foods that satisfy our need for a diversity of plant life in our diets, grown with care and prepared by our own hands for our families and communities. Discover new ingredients and open up a fresh culinary adventure in your kitchen.

    Item: 8158
  • DANIELLE WALKER'S AGAINST ALL GRAIN CELEBRATIONS

    After suffering for years with a debilitating autoimmune disease and missing many of these special occasions herself, Danielle Walker has revived the joy that cooking for holidays can bring in Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Celebrations, a collection of recipes and menus for 12 special occasions throughout the year. Featuring a variety of birthday cakes, finger foods to serve at a baby or bridal shower, and re-creations of backyard barbecue standards like peach cobbler and corn bread, Walker includes all of the classics. There’s a full Thanksgiving spread (complete with turkey and stuffing, creamy green bean casserole, and pies) and menus for Christmas dinner. A New Year’s Eve cocktail party and Easter brunch are covered, along with suggestions for beverages and cocktails and the all-important desserts. Danielle Walker has transformed her most cherished family traditions into trustworthy recipes you can feel confident serving, whether you’re hosting a special guest with food allergies or cooking for a crowd of regular grain-eaters.

    Item: 8041

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