The Lost Arts of Hearth & Home: The Happy Luddite's Guide to Domestic Self-Sufficiency [NOOK Book]

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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...
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The Lost Arts of Hearth & Home: The Happy Luddite's Guide to Domestic Self-Sufficiency

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101611838
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Ken Albala is professor of history at the University of the Pacific and author of Eating Right in the Renaissance, The Banquet, and Beans: A History.



Rosanna Nafziger Henderson spent her girlhood working in the orchard and selling pies at market. Now she writes about old-fashioned cookery.
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