Kelly,One of the book mentioned in the last list Debby sent was "America's Test Kitchen's Healthy Family Cookbook." While it does not focus on use of the foods you mention, it does contain many useful pieces of information, tests of devices and equipment for the home cook, and the best recipes I've ever found. Does it go over the same ground as other cookbooks for centuries? Yes. Is everything in the book local, grass-fed and green? No, although as a fan I do know the Kitchen staff worked hard to make it as healthy as possible.
One reason for fewer books in the tradition you mention is that they do not fit into the lifestyles of 95% (or so) of American cooks. That doesn't mean, however, that they have no place on Bookshare. Suggest a few, or submit them yourself. The wonderful thing about Bookshare is that everyone and everyone's work has a place here!
And Debby, I have the book mentioned above. It is full of pictures, sidebars, how-to notes, etc., and I think it would be a nearly impossible scan, but I'd love to try it sometime. I'm a dietitian and a fan of America's Test Kitchen. Having tasted quite a few of the America's Test Kitchen recipes, I can say this book would be worth the trouble!
Sandi----- Original Message ----- From: "Kelly Pierce" <kkellyp@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 1:27 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Best cookbooks How many does Bookshare have
Debby, Do you know the methodology in determining why these cookbooks are best? I looked on the website of “Cooking Light” who produced the list and found the listing of these books without an explanation of why these books were chosen and not others. Missing from the Bookshare collection are cookbooks that use sustainablly produced meats and nourishing grains with the preparation methods of traditional people. Grass fed and finished meat has about half the water content of conventional meat, requiring low temperatures and slow cooking times along with particular preparation methods to yield tender, juicy meat. Similarly, grains, nuts and seeds contain phytic acid, a compound that allows them to last for many years without rotting. Unfortunately, phytic acid prevents the absorption of nutrients in the body, causing nutritional deficiency. Before the modern era, people traditionally soaked there grains to eliminate or drastically reduce the unhealthful phytates. Very few cookbooks offer a bread baking process or bread recipes that soak the grains sufficiently to significantly remove the phytates. None of these are in Bookshare. While the book “Ancient Grains for Modern Meals” speaks of traditional foods, the author is more concerned about taste and quick preparation rather than nutrition and our health. I welcome others who wish to join me in working to add amazing cookbooks of highly nourishing food to the Bookshare collection. Otherwise, we are simply just adding more variations of the same cookbook theme. Kelly On 1/18/12, Debby Franson <the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Hi everyone! I am continuing this as each month rolls around when I remember to look, since I thought it was an interesting thread. Hear are the books from the latest category announced: Top 100 Cookbooks of the Last 25 Years January/February 2012: HEALTHY The Best Healthy Cookbooks Find our top 5 picks for the best healthy cookbooks of the past 25 years. 1. Spices of Life: Simple and Delicious Recipes for Great Health By Nina Simonds, Knopf, 2005. Hardcover. $25; 383 pages Not on Bookshare. 2. The America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook By the editors at America's Test Kitchen, America's Test Kitchen, 2010. Hardcover. $35; 520 pages Not on Bookshare. 3. The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: A Delicious Alternative for Lifelong Health By Nancy Harmon Jenkins, Bantam, 2009. Hardcover. $35; 496 pages Not on Bookshare. 4.The Santa Monica Farmers' Market Cookbook: Seasonal Foods, Simple Recipes,and Stories from the Market and Farm By Amelia Saltsman , Blenheim Press, 2007. Paperback. $23; 216 pages Not on Bookshare. 5. Ancient Grains for Modern Meals By Maria Speck, Ten Speed Press, 2011. Hardcover. $30; 231 pages This one seems to be on Bookshare. The one I found there is: Ancient Grains for Modern Meals: Mediterranean Whole Grain Recipes for Barley, Farro, Kamut, Polenta, Wheat Berries and More Maria Speck Publisher: Ten Speed Press Copyright Date: 2011 Here's the link to the book in case you'd like to read more about it or download it. http://www.bookshare.org/browse/book/321954?returnPath=L3NlYXJjaD9zZWFyY2g9QWR2YW5jZWQgU2VhcmNoJmJvb2tzVG9TZWFyY2g9QUxMJnNvcnRPcmRlcj1SRUxFVkFOQ0UmbGFuZ3VhZ2U9RU5HTElTSCZxdWFsaXRpZXM9UFVCTElTSEVSJnF1YWxpdGllcz1FWENFTExFTlQmcXVhbGl0aWVzPUdPT0QmcXVhbGl0aWVzPUZBSVImX2NhdGVnb3JpZXM9b24mdGl0bGU9QW5jaWVudCBHcmFpbnMgZm9yIE1vZGVybiBNZWFscyY%3D Debby - - mailto:<the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxxx> --The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, But the mouth of fools poursforth foolishness. Proverbs 15:2 NKJV "Teach me, and I will hold my tongue ; Cause me to understand wherein I have erred. Job 6:24 NKJV To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list ofavailable commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.
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