Simple Food for the Good Life: Random Acts of Cooking and Pithy Quotations

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  • Fifty years before the phrase "simple living" became fashionable, Helen and Scott Nearing were living their celebrated "Good Life" on homesteads first in Vermont, then in Maine. All the way to their ninth decades, the Nearings grew their own food, built their own buildings, and fought an eloquent combat against the silliness of America's infatuation with consumer goods and refined foods. They also wrote or co-wrote more than thirty books, many of which are now being brought back into print by the Good Life Center and Chelsea Green. Simple Food for the Good Life is a jovial collection of "quips, quotes, and one-of-a-kind recipes meant to amuse and intrigue all of those who find themselves in the kitchen, willingly or otherwise." Recipes such as Horse Chow, Scott's Emulsion, Crusty Carrot Croakers, Raw Beet Borscht, Creamy Blueberry Soup, and Super Salad for a Crowd should improve the mood as well as whet the appetite of any guest. Here is an antidote for the whole foods enthusiast who is "fed up" with the anxieties and drudgeries of preparing fancy meals with stylish, expensive, hard-to-find ingredients. This celebration of salads, leftovers, raw foods, and homegrown fruits and vegetables takes the straightest imaginable route from their stem or vine to your table. "The funniest, crankiest, most ambivalent cookbook you'll ever read," said Food & Wine magazine. "This is more than a mere cookbook," said Health Science magazine: "It belongs to the category of classics, destined to be remembered through the ages." Among Helen Nearing's numerous books is Chelsea Green's Loving and Leaving the Good Life, a memoir of her fifty-year marriage to Scott Nearing and the story of Scott's deliberate death at the age of one hundred. Helen and Scott Nearing's final homestead in Harborside, Maine, has been established in perpetuity as an educational progam under the name of The Good Life Center.
  • Author:
    Helen Nearing
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641.563
    EAN:
    9781890132293
    ISBN:
    1890132292
    Label:
    Chelsea Green Publishing
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $25.00
    Manufacturer:
    Chelsea Green Publishing
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    324
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2008-11-05
    Publisher:
    Chelsea Green Publishing
    Studio:
    Chelsea Green Publishing
    Title:
    Simple Food for the Good Life: Random Acts of Cooking and Pithy Quotations

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