The Ancestral Table: Traditional Recipes for a Paleo Lifestyle

The Ancestral Table: Traditional Recipes for a Paleo Lifestyle


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Critically-acclaimed food blogger Russ Crandall presents over 100 classic traditional recipes for a gluten-free, whole foods lifestyle. Beautifully photographed and tirelessly researched, The Ancestral Table will provide you with the tools to approach cuisine in a way is healthful without sacrificing taste.

In The Ancestral Table, acclaimed home chef and blogger Russ Crandall (the mastermind behind The Domestic Man) combs through the pages of history and refines a selection of beloved traditional recipes, redeveloping them to complement a gluten-free, ancestral, and whole foods lifestyle. This stunning cookbook features more than 100 recipes that will help experienced and budding chefs alike create classic, familiar, and overwhelmingly delicious feasts.

Humans have been cooking for thousands of years, taking small steps and great leaps in the culinary arts. In his book, Crandall delivers time-tested recipes that incorporate wholesome, rewarding, nutrient-rich ingredients. He demystifies daunting techniques and provides unexpected preparations for a number of familiar foods.

Inside, you’ll find American and international classics such as:
- Chicken-Fried Steak to rival Grandma’s recipe;
- timeless French Onion Soup;
- Bi Bim Bap with authentic, hassle-free Kimchi;
- an incomparable Teriyaki Sauce; and
- fragrant, satisfying Butter Chicken.

Perfectly crafted, beautifully photographed, and tirelessly researched, The Ancestral Table is a contemporary take on ancestral eating that is equally at home on your kitchen counter, in your book bag, or on your nightstand.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628600056
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
Publication date: 02/11/2014
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Russ Crandall is the talented home chef behind The Domestic Man, a leading food blog in the Paleo, gluten-free, and whole foods communities. In his 20s he suffered a number of life-threatening illnesses, was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune condition—and was sent home with a lifetime's worth of medications. Disenchanted with modern medicine, Russ started searching for his own answers and quickly discovered that eating a gluten-free, nutrient-rich diet instantly alleviated most of the medical issues that had plagued him for years.

Taking cues from his undergraduate studies in history and his travels around the world, Russ quickly discovered that traditional dishes—those that people ate just a few generations ago—inherently embody healthy principles because they were created at a time before processed foods existed. During the day he serves as a Russian translator in the U.S. Navy, and in the evening he can be found tinkering with traditional recipes. He and his family live in Baltimore but consider Hawaii home.

Table of Contents

Foreword Paul Jaminet 5

Introduction 12

Chapter 1 Diet and Kitchen Fundamentals 18

Chapter 2 Sauces, Condiments, and Other Basics 38

Chapter 3 Vegetables 66

Chapter 4 Starches 94

Chapter 5 Red Meats 124

Chapter 6 Pork 166

Chapter 7 Poultry and Eggs 188

Chapter 8 Seafood 222

Chapter 9 Fruits and Desserts 258

Endnotes and Index 275

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The Ancestral Table: Traditional Recipes for a Paleo Lifestyle 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWESOME!!! Easy to read & understand, and won't make you run out to get a bunch of stuff that you may not have in your pantry! Gorgeous pictures also....wish it was a,"scratch & sniff", book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not your typical Paleo cookbook.  Loaded with good food prepared from easy to find or already on-hand ingredients.  
c_phoebus More than 1 year ago
I have made several recipes from this book during the few weeks I have owned it. I have learned a lot and loved everything I have made. This book makes it easy to stick to my "perfect health diet" and enjoy every minute of it. I would recommend this book to EVERYONE who likes to cook!