LOST ARTS OF HEARTH AND HOME HB
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LOST ARTS OF HEARTH AND HOME HB
The Happy Luddite's Guide to Domestic Self-Sufficiency
Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger Henderson Illustrations by Marjorie Nazfiger

A celebration of the new old-fashioned approach to living - from soapmaking to sewing to bread baking and much more.

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.

More Information
  • Published : 02/10/2012
  • ISBN : 9780399537776
  • Format : Hardback
  • Imprint : TarcherPerigee
  • Size (mm): 152 x 216
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 288
  • Edition :