The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home: The Happy Luddite's Guide to Domestic Self-Sufficiency
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home: The Happy Luddite's Guide to Domestic Self-SufficiencyUser Review - Book Verdict
Albala (history, Univ. of the Pacific) and Henderson (coauthor with Albala, The Lost Art of Real Cooking) here tackle household projects both comestible (brewing, preserving) and not (rug braiding ... Read full review
Other editions - View all
afew allthe anda asyou backstitch bacteria baking Birch Beer boil bones braid bread brine broom butter cheese cheesecloth chopped cider cinnamon colcannon color cook cool couscous curds cure darts delicious dish dough edge fabric fermentation fish flavor flour fold fresh fromthe garum gently gizzards grain heat herbs holes ifyou inch injera inside inthe intoa keep kombucha lacing leave lefse liquid loop meat milk mold needle nice ofthe onion onthe oven paneer patch pattern pieces peel pepper pickles polenta pound quilt recipe rennet ringwill running stitches salt sauce sauerkraut seam allowance sewing side skirt sleeve slice soap spoon stir stitch strip sugar tablespoons taste teaspoon temperature there’s thick things thisis thread tobe tomake topstitched trim usea vinegar whey whipstitch willbe wine witha withthe wool you’re youcan youwant