Hi, Kelly, there are a lot of cookbooks from Weight Watchers in the Bookshare collection. You're interested in sustainable practices and healthy eating. I'm interested in ethnic cuisines and to me, you aren't going to get anybody to eat anything if the flavor and taste aren't taken into account. I don't know if you've seen the cookbooks dealing with eating raw foods or eating a vegan diet. These might interest you. I think the more variety the better. I don't mind if there are books for Weight Watchers, so long as there are other books dealing with all the cuisines people have used. Have you ever wondered what food tasted like during different historical periods? I have. Wouldn't it be grand if Bookshare had every kind of cookbook you could think of for the variety of food lovers and cooks? Regards, Kim Friedman. -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kelly Pierce Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 11:28 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 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=L3NlYXJjaD9zZWF > yY2g9QWR2YW5jZWQgU2VhcmNoJmJvb2tzVG9TZWFyY2g9QUxMJnNvcnRPcmRlcj1SRUxFV > kFOQ0UmbGFuZ3VhZ2U9RU5HTElTSCZxdWFsaXRpZXM9UFVCTElTSEVSJnF1YWxpdGllcz1 > FWENFTExFTlQmcXVhbGl0aWVzPUdPT0QmcXVhbGl0aWVzPUZBSVImX2NhdGVnb3JpZXM9b > 24mdGl0bGU9QW5jaWVudCBHcmFpbnMgZm9yIE1vZGVybiBNZWFscyY%3D > > Debby > > - > - > mailto:<the.bee@xxxxxxxxxxxx> > -- > The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, But the mouth of fools > pours forth foolishness. 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