This is one of Cara’s most used books in the kitchen. It isn’t just a cookery book, but a guide to eating a wholefoods diet, and returning to traditional ways of eating. It is based on the Weston Price diet, which places a huge emphasis on the healing benefits of eating real foods and following traditional methods of food preparation.
It contains over 700 recipes, but more than that it tells you how to prepare foods properly. From how best to soak rice to make it more digestible, fermenting vegetables to gain the most probiotic and gut healing benefits, to choosing the best dairy and other quality ingredients for your family.
It may turn upside down pre-conceived ideas about health and diet, and certainly isn’t a cookery book for those who choose not to eat meat and dairy, but it has pride of place in the Cara’s bookshelf and is the most thumbed book on there.
Through Amazon you can pick up both new and second hand copies.
Amazon Reviews of Nourishing Traditions:
“If my grandmother had written a cookbook, it would have been a lot like this. This book is about eating the kinds of real food that has nourished folks all over the world for centuries, combined with wonderful excerpts from a variety of doctors, nutritionists and other observers.
The authors present an excellent introduction to the study of food and health. largely based on the work of Weston Price, a dentist who traveled the world 60 years ago studying what people traditionally ate. Dr. Price observed that those people who ate their traditional foods had good health and those that ate more of a “modern” diet, were exhibiting the signs of degenerative disease.
The authors of this book then use that information and present wonderful recipes (try, especially, their stock recipes, the flavors they add are great). As one of the other reviewers mentioned, the wisdom and recipes in this book often contradict the current “wisdom” of observing a low-fat, high carb diet. But the current dietary wisdom is always changing, this year it’s low-fat, high carb, next year something else will be the rage.
End the confusion and do yourself a favor by returning to traditional food. This book will help you do just that”
Further Books in this Section
- Cheesemaking and Dairying by Katie Thear
- Curing & Smoking: River Cottage Handbook No.13
- Food Smoking: A Practical Guide by Turan T. Turan
- Grown in Britain Cookbook by Dorling Kindersley
- How to Freeze by Carolyn Humphries
- How to Store Your Garden Produce: The Key to Self-sufficiency by Piers Warren
- Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
- The Bean Book: Essential Vegetarian Collection by Rose Elliot