Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook That Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

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by Sally Fallon, Mary Enig, Marion Dearth (Illustrator)



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ISBN-13: 9780967089737
Publisher: Newtrends Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Pages: 688
Sales rank: 38,518
Product dimensions: 7.66(w) x 10.14(h) x 1.39(d)

About the Author

Sally Fallon (Washington D.C.) is president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, founder of A Campaign for Real Milk and a frequent contributor to alternative health publications. Mary Enig, PhD (Washington D.C.) is an expert of world renown in the field of lipid biochemistry and author of over 60 scientific papers.

Table of Contents

1 Preface 2 Introduction 3 Politically Correct Nutrition 4 Fats 5 Carbohydrates 6 Proteins 7 Milk & Milk Products 8 Vitamins 9 Minerals 10 Enzymes 11 Salt, Spices & Additives 12 Beverages 13 About Food Allergies & Special Diets 14 Parting Words 15 Guide to Food Selection 16 A Word on Equipment 17 Kitchen Tips & Hints 18 References 19 Mastering the Basics 20 Cultured Dairy Products 21 Fermented Vegetables & Fruits 22 Sprouted Grains, Nuts & Seeds 23 Stocks 24 Salad Dressings 25 Sauces, Marinades & Condiments 26 Great Beginnings 27 Hors d'Oeuvres & Dips 28 Vegetable Salads 29 Soups 30 Raw Meat Appetizers 31 Gourmet Appetizers 32 The Main Course 33 Fish 34 Poultry 35 Organ Meats 36 Game 37 Beef & Lamb 38 Ground Meat Dishes 39 A Catalog of Vegetables 40 Luncheon & Supper Foods 41 Meat Salads 42 South of the Border 43 Eggs 44 Sandwich Suggestions 45 Grains & Legumes 46 Whole Grains 47 Breads & Flour Products 48 Legumes 49 Snacks & Finger Foods 50 Desserts 51 Sweets for Kids of All Ages 52 Pies & Cakes 53 Gourmet Desserts 54 Beverages 55 Feeding Babies 56 Tonics & Superfoods

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Nourishing Traditions 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book tells you how and why to eat healthfully. After surgery, I took up eating in this manner and my husband and I are strong and healthy, hardly ever sick in the 3 years we have been eating this way...and I have lost 22 lbs. just by paying attention and cutting out sugar and white carbs..JUNK!
Guest More than 1 year ago
For anyone that has read a number of health/cooking books, 'Nourishing Traditions' jumps out as the one that makes complete sense. It is strongly founded in traditions that have evolved in societies over thousands of years, but the arguments are well-supported by modern scientific principles, and free of any religious basis. Like Jared Diamond's 'Guns, Germs, and Steel', Fallon's book wakes you up to the fact that modern diet and modern food preparation is so vastly different from what societies around the globe have 'optimized'--resulting in astoundingly similar techniques that have disappeared in merely a century. There are surprises, such as how whole grains should be properly soaked, or how raw animal products (e.g., butter) are strongly recommended. Great recipes too, but the real value of this book is the set of fundamentals in nutrition and food preparation. I have no idea why this book is not on the best-seller list.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like most people I have relied on the powers that be to assure me that I have the latest information in regard to nutrition and the quality of the food I eat. None of it fully made sense, because people are still getting sick and there is no end in sight. This book explains why and gives plenty of scientific references to back up their claims some will simply amaze you. One of the examples tells about a science experiment using three groups of mice. Each group either received rat food, corn flakes cereal, or the box. The rats who were fed the box actually lived longer than the rats who ate the corn flakes cereal. So, if you want to live a longer healthier life this is the cookbook for you. You will learn the basics of food preparation, which people used for hundreds of years, before all of our modern technology. The recipes are clear and concise, but will require some planning. However with recipes that were founded all over the world, I think there is something for everyone from the gourmet to the hurried parents. Stop eating the box and but this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Probably the most useful cookbook out there. This lavishly researched text advocates real food, prepared traditionally--something long missing in the American culture of processed instant 'nourishment.' For some readers, the concept of cooking real food may be discouraging; however, most of the recipes are not all that time-consuming. Even the ones with lengthier preparation (such as traditional bone broth for soups) can be easily worked into a hectic schedule with a little forethought. [I know--I work full-time and am in graduate school full-time, and still cook everything from scratch.] In addition to the incredible recipes and the long-awaited emphasis on real, nutrient-dense food, this cookbook is an absolute treasure trove of information on the science behind nutrition, on the characteristics of healthy traditional diets, and the problems with modern processed foods. This is a must-read for anyone with any chronic health problem, or anyone sick and tired of the perpetually-changing dietary updates in the mass media.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In regards to the reviewer who mentioned heart disease as a reason for not purchasing this book, please understand that the steep rise in incidence of heart disease began when our society was introduced to the "miracle" of margarine. The connection is undeniable. There is no arguing with the thousands of people who have turned their lives around using traditional methods of eating, completely eliminating from their lives the various ailments that our society is riddled with, thanks to the artificial junk being fed to us by those who stand to profit from their sales. Besides...if my choice for a cure is between trying food many have thought for years to be somewhat unhealthy regardless of the centuries of proof of the contrary, and a chemical soup of a quick fix that is KNOWN to cause health issues, I'll opt for the food. =)
JubileeJean More than 1 year ago
If you like good home cooking and are intrigued by the taboos of today's fast food diets, this is the cookbook for you. The author, Sally Fallon, does an exceptional job of enticing you into her book with documented factoids on the sidelines of every page tossed among good looking recipes. This book is truly an adventure in cooking and is all about learning the truth of the matter when it comes to ingredients. An expert researcher, she answers questions about eating what really matters like real butter, chocolate and brown rice. This cookbook is very exhilarating and enlightening, offering insight as well as warnings on every page. Because she has so well documented her comments, you almost feel like you've been in a history class or on a world tour, gathering refreshment and wisdom as you go. Divided into easy to use sections, you are continually challenged to know what matters most, the real story. One of my favorite sideline tidbits describes how they make hydrogenated vegetable oils and exactly why they aren't food any more. You'll be amazed at what you learn about digestion and can check your progress throughout the book in the form of small quizzes with answers in the back. It's not "out of reach" cooking and it appeals to your senses. It will cause you to reconsider your food choices and I believe for the better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The one disappointing review this book received should be challenged. I have followed the principles of NT for over 10 years. Regarding the comment on heart disease it should be noted that those telling us how to prevent it, ie. heart disease, are some of the same who say eating sugar coated cereals and highly processed foods are 'who do you trust' - I trust Nourishing Traditions, and highly recommend this book to anyone interested in maintaining or regaining their health.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nourishing Traditions is a smart, intellegent book that goes against the main stream Diet Dictocrats out there. This book is a must have for everyone who truly cares about their health. Its a well balanced veiw on nutrion and the foods that has nourished our anscestors so many years ago. there is not another diet book on the market like this. I am 24 years old and this is my health bible. the recipes in the book are to die for. they are so good! Everyone needs this book!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is not just a cookbook! Equally or even more important is the first section of the book which contains invaluable chapters on fats (importance of butter and coconut oil as well as polyunsaturates), grains (their proper preparation!!!), proteins (raw meats and fish as well), vitamins, minerals (excellent documentation on how we absorb minerals and explains mineral salts, chelates, colloids etc.), special diets, etc. This is well researched and quotes and explains the faults in studies used by the 'establishment' and diet dictocrats to 'justify' their positions. Throughout the cookbook section the margins are filled with invaluable quotes from varying sources. Just excellent! After 20 years of researching and reading on nutrition, I finally found a book that puts it all in perspective. You need this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There's not much left in this world unspoiled, including the food you eat. This book is expertly written and well researched like a PhD thesis. By the time you finish reading the introductory chapters, you will question everything you thought you knew about what foods really are healthy for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have recommended Nourishng Traditions to all my clients. It is a refreshing back to basic, good, Chemical free, steeped in truth nutritional book with great recipes and valuable information.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has turned my world upside down. The jury is still out on if I'm going to fully adapt and accept all that was presented in this book, but it definitely has me thinking. I fully embrace the 'old school' way of preparing foods and do my best at staying away from refined and processed foods. However, this book tells you that what you thought was good and healthy isn't. What to do?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book gives great general info on all food groups, how to prepare properly and enjoy. I would consider this a great cookbook. Recipes are simple but purposely take a long time to prepare. 
SusG More than 1 year ago
Nourishing Traditions invites us to partake in the full feast of Human Traditions. At the root of our civilization is the wisdom and support for health and vitality. Come home to inspirational recipes and be nourished by wise insights that are thoughtfully explained and supported.
Rachel76 More than 1 year ago
This book is great for the beginner or the advanced of TRUE healthy eating. Lots of information throught the entire book. Tips and suggestions on saving money and eating healthy the right way. I highly recommend it.
TX_Tornado93 More than 1 year ago
A person wishing to learn a great deal regarding nutrition can learn it from this publication.
mrsflam on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Okay , One read , Not quite worth weight on shelf , Sold
rmcdow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the best cookbook I have ever read or owned. I can't really praise Sally Fallon's book enough to give justice to what this book really is about. I read this book cover to cover like a novel, which is not what I usually think of doing with a cookbook. There is a lot of information in the book, and there is more to learn from the sidebars, in addition to the recipes, that will help any cook develop a healthy approach to cooking and eating. There are recipes, facts about food, suggestions about the health benefits of foods, and more, presented in a two column format on each page, with the recipes alongside a wealth of information. I only have one disagreement with Ms. Fallon, and that is when it comes to chocolate. I communicated with her about this, and went so far as to send her some 99% completely delicious chocolate by Michel Cluizel so she could try it herself.
aaduncan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Despite the preachy aspect of the book that other reviewers have mentioned, this is a good book, and one that I wish more people would take to heart. As for the recipes, there is good and bad, but I appreciate the wide range.
tadpol on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As a cookbook, its ok. It has a few odd and interesting recipes, but nothing really that jumps out as memorable.As for the rest. Its starts out by trashing fad diets while trying strongly to encourage you to believe it isn't a fad diet itself. Then rumbles on into telling you that packaged, prepared food is bad for you, you're gonna die of malnutrition. Packaged, prepared ingredients are bad for you, you're gonna die from malnutrition. Your only chance is to get hard to find and expensive raw ingredients. Which you must correctly prepare prior to consumption, else you're gonna die from malnutrition. Basically, you're gonna die from malnutrition, but this book is here to save you.Overall, the book presents such an extreme viewpoint that it can be difficult to read at times. While there are maybe good ideas presented in the book, they are drowned out in the dogmatic preaching.
OkiBooki on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ever wonder why Americans spend so much on health solutions, but we are among the least-healthy people in the developed world? The adage "Follow the money" lends the most light on the problem. Read the prefatory material carefully, and the sidebars throughout the book. It will all make sense. And you will get a clue how to modify your diet to regain your health.
TullyFamily on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
From recipies to facts on nutrition, this book has taught me a lot! My only problem with it is this: it is often hard to implement what she teaches.
Vern60VN More than 1 year ago
This book pulls together the science of nutrient-rich, fermentation, paleo and remineralization. It is chock full of the 'why of things' interwoven with the recipes. There is a full coverage of types of food preparations, from soup stocks to superfoods, as well as types of foods, including wild game and offal. Even seemingly obvious recipes have an unusual twist, for example overnight soaking of potatoes for hashbrowns. This cookbook reaches back to traditions of our great-grandmothers, and at the same time is absolutely cutting edge. My only regret is that too much of the sidebar space is filled with citations that are either old science, not substantiated, or biased - which lends an unfortunate tinge of pseudo science. But the recipe directives are reliable. This is a book for beginners and experts alike. Find a place for it in your kitchen - it will see frequent use. I've purchased copies for my entire family.
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Locavore More than 1 year ago
Amazing. This book seriously changed my life. This book made it possible for me to lose weight, conceive my beautiful baby girl and cure all my other ailments.