Encyclopedia of Country Living, door Carla Emery. Dit boek vertelt alles wat je moet weten wanneer je in je eigen voedsel wilt voorzien. Meer dan 900 bladzijden essentiële informatie voor iedereen die zelfvoorzienend wil leven.
The most complete source of information available about growing, processing, cooking, and preserving homegrown foods from the garden or field, this revised and updated edition of the classic text is an indispensable resource on country living. Illustrated. The updated edition of this compendium of food production information is the hefty result of over three decades of intelligence-gathering by Emery, whose initial encyclopedia project was designed to help newbies in the “back to the land” movement of the early 70s learn self-sufficiency. Tasks Emery covers run the gamut from the simple to the complex, and from the common to the strange, and include how to: bake bread, make seed milk, sew a cornhusk bed, dry flowers, prune kiwi vines, culture yogurt, plant beans, keep bees, build a fish pond, artificially inseminate a turkey and help a cow who’s eaten nails. In chapters such as “Grasses, Grains & Canes,” “Food Preservation” and “Goats, Cows & Home Dairying,” Emery offers advice, recipes (including many that are vegan), folk wisdom and plenty of hard facts. Though it’s definitely not aimed at them, urbanites will find the recipes and resources lists (of herb periodicals, nurseries, organizations dedicated to simple living, etc.) useful, the trivia interesting (“catsup” was originally a thick sauce made from any fruit or vegetable), and Emery’s personal reflections (“Once upon a time, in the bad old ways when the Communists and the Western countries were poised on the brink of mutual nuclear annihilation…”) compelling. Even readers with no plans to raise sheep, sell homemade cheese or plant millet will find this a fascinating cultural document.
– Paperback: 928 pages.
– Language: English.
– ISBN: 9781570615535