Scratch: Home Cooking for Everyone Made Simple, Fun, and Totally Delicious

Scratch: Home Cooking for Everyone Made Simple, Fun, and Totally Delicious


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Scratch: Home Cooking for Everyone Made Simple, Fun, and Totally Delicious by Maria Rodale, Melanie Hansche, Con Poulos, Stacey Cramp


Maria Rodale was raised on real food. She doesn’t think of eating homemade, from scratch meals as part of a trend or movement; it has always been her life. Raised in a family of farmers, bakers, chefs, gardeners, and publishers, Maria is used to growing, cooking, reading and writing about, and eating organic, delicious food. And now, for the first time ever, she’s sharing her tried-and-true family recipes.

Scratch is full of comfort food recipes that aren’t focused on any one healthy trend, but are instead innately healthy, because Maria inspires you to return to your kitchen and cook with real, organic food. Recipes like Pasta Fagiole, Maria’s Fried Chicken, and Lamb & Barley Soup will be crowd pleasers for sure, but Maria throws in some unique-to-the-family recipes that are going to delight as well, such as her Pennsylvania Dutch Dandelion Salad with Bacon Dressing, Ardie’s Pasties, and Homemade Hoppin’ John (a black-eyed pea stew made with smoked turkey or ham).

Besides sharing her family’s favorite recipes, Maria’s book also gives you a peek into her life as a Rodale, with personal family portraits and stories. With this cookbook, you can eat like the Rodale family every night of the week with delicious food to make at home, from scratch. Naturally healthy, bacon included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623366438
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 644,140
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Maria Rodale is the CEO and chairwoman of Rodale, Inc., the world’s largest independent publisher of health, wellness, and environmental content and the largest independent publisher in the United States. An avid gardener, home chef, and blogger, Maria divides her time between her apartment in New York City and Pennsylvania, where Rodale is headquartered.

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If I only ever ate one breakfast food forever, it would be eggs. They are so versatile and perfect. Fortunately, though, I don't have to pick just one breakfast food and neither do you. The important thing, as studies have shown, is to eat a good breakfast to start your day off right--fueled and nourished. Breakfast is also the perfect place to start cooking if you're a novice and still learning the basics. I'm always surprised when I meet people who don't know the basics of cooking, which is why I am writing this book. There is no shame in not knowing. In fact, I believe that life should be shame-free, especially in the kitchen. It's one of the most intimate places in our homes, the place we can be our true selves, having just woken up with messy hair and not even brushed our teeth . . . it's the place where our day begins.

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