• Wheat

Restoring Heritage Grains

The Culture, Biodiversity, Resilience, and Cuisine of Ancient Wheats
Author: Eli Rogosa
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603586709
Category: Wheat
Page: 272
View: 2664
Including recipes for baking with Einkorn Wheat has long been one of the world's most widely consumed and cultivated grains, yet it has been transformed over the course of the past fifty to one hundred years. Once considered as iconic "amber waves of grain" and as an essential staple crop for making "our daily bread" or "staff of life," today we are just as apt to hear about the ill effects of consuming it. Witness the increased incidence of gluten intolerance or "wheat belly." What has changed, in large part, is the way in which we grow our wheat and the modern varieties that have made possible enormous harvests, but at a very steep cost. Large industrial farming, dependent on monocultures and the heavy use of fertilizers and herbicides, can have deleterious effects, not only on our own health, but that of our land, water, and environment as a whole. Fortunately, heritage "landrace" wheats--crops that have been selected over generations to be well adapted to their local environments--do not need bio-chemical interventions to grow well and yield bountifully. Yet these robust and diverse wheats that nourished our ancestors for countless generations are nearly extinct today. In Restoring Heritage Grains, author Eli Rogosa, of the Heritage Grain Conservancy, invites readers to pore over a menagerie of "forgotten" grains: diverse, landrace wheat varieties such as emmer, a strain domesticated in the Fertile Crescent that is perfect for pasta and flatbreads; mirabil, or the "miracle wheat"; durum, a high-protein, low-gluten variety; and Indian wheat, also known as shot, a rare species that is drought-tolerant and high in protein. These and the many other heritage grains Rogosa exhibits each have a lineage intertwined with that of the human species, and can and should be grown once again. Combining the history of grain growing and society, in-depth practical advice on landrace wheat husbandry, wheat folktales and mythology, and recipes for flours, breads, and beers, Restoring Heritage Grains invites readers to explore a rich history that has only recently been overshadowed by modern industrial wheat. In the end, organically grown, diverse wheat may well be one the best solutions to hunger, one that will be needed to feed the world's growing population in the decades to come.

    • Business & Economics

The Organic Grain Grower

Small-Scale, Holistic Grain Production for the Home and Market Producer
Author: Jack Lazor
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603583653
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 431
View: 3272
The Organic Grain Grower is an invaluable resource for both home-scale and commercial producers interested in expanding their resiliency and drop diversity through growing their own grains. Longtime farmer and organic pioneer Jack Lazor covers how to grow and store wheat, barley, oats, corn, dry beans, soybeans, oilseeds, grasses, nutrient-dense forages, and lesser-known cereals. In addition, Lazor argues the importance of integrating grains on the organic farm (not to mention within the local food system) for reasons of biodiversity and whole-farm management. The Organic Grain Grower provides information on wide-ranging topics, from nutrient density and building soil fertility to machinery and grinding grains for livestock rations.--COVER.

    • Cooking

Homegrown Whole Grains

Grow, Harvest & Cook Your Own Wheat, Barley, Oats, Rice, Corn & More
Author: Sara Pitzer
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 160342153X
Category: Cooking
Page: 167
View: 2172
A resource that has everything gardeners need to know to grow, harvest, store, grind, and cook small crops of nine types of whole grains also includes fifty recipes to bring whole grains to the family table. Original.

    • Cooking

The Healthy Bones Nutrition Plan and Cookbook

How to Prepare and Combine Whole Foods to Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis Naturally
Author: Laura Kelly,Helen Bryman Kelly
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603586253
Category: Cooking
Page: 304
View: 1882
A Medicine Through FoodTM Guide Drugs that claim to prevent or redress bone loss can actually cause bones to crumble and break. Calcium supplements, fortified processed food, and pasteurized dairy don't work because the calcium in them doesn't reach our bones. It’s a grim picture, but The Healthy Bones Nutrition Plan and Cookbook can help. Coauthors Dr. Laura Kelly and Helen Bryman Kelly, daughter and mother, have a firm grasp on the disciplines concerned with bone health, including nutrient absorption and bone metabolism. They offer readers a natural, effective, and safe approach to conserving bone mass and building healthy bones by creating a personalized nutrition plan that includes eating the right foods in the right combinations. The authors’ quest for a natural, effective, safe way to prevent and treat bone loss began after 20 years of frustration, during which Helen tried supplements and several popular dietary approaches to arrest bone loss, only to see her bones continue to deteriorate year by year. Drawing on her knowledge of metabolic science and a rigorous examination of current research, Laura created a unique diet-based approach to bone health that allowed Helen’s body to absorb the nutrients that are naturally present in whole foods. Helen has been following her personal nutrition plan for four years and has stopped her bone loss completely—without taking any pharmaceuticals. Part One of the book begins with a primer on bone metabolism, including the roles of individual vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that can help build strong bones. Building on this knowledge and more, the authors provide a framework and worksheets so readers can use the recipes and work with their doctors to create their personal nutrition plan for skeletal health. The book includes more than 100 bone-health recipes ranging from sauces and small plates to soups, salads, and main dishes, drinks and desserts. The authors also explain how to make staple ingredients such as ghee and bone health vinegar and how to grow shiitake mushrooms—an important source of vitamin D. Readers can count on their personal nutrition plans and the Kellys’ recipes to provide food that helps calcium reach, and potentially strengthen, their bones.

    • Cooking

The New Bread Basket

How the New Crop of Grain Growers, Plant Breeders, Millers, Maltsters, Bakers, Brewers, and Local Food Activists Are Redefining Our Daily Loaf
Author: Amy Halloran
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603585680
Category: Cooking
Page: 246
View: 6421
For more than 10,000 years, grains have been the staples of Western civilization. The stored energy of grain allowed our ancestors to shift from nomadic hunting and gathering and build settled communities—even great cities. Though most bread now comes from factory bakeries, the symbolism of wheat and bread—amber waves of grain, the staff of life—still carries great meaning. Today, bread and beer are once again building community as a new band of farmers, bakers, millers, and maltsters work to reinvent local grain systems. The New Bread Basket tells their stories and reveals the village that stands behind every loaf and every pint. While eating locally grown crops like heirloom tomatoes has become almost a cliché, grains are late in arriving to local tables, because growing them requires a lot of land and equipment. Milling, malting, and marketing take both tools and cooperation. The New Bread Basket reveals the bones of that cooperation, profiling the seed breeders, agronomists, and grassroots food activists who are collaborating with farmers, millers, bakers, and other local producers. Take Andrea and Christian Stanley, a couple who taught themselves the craft of malting and opened the first malthouse in New England in one hundred years. Outside Ithaca, New York, bread from a farmer-miller-baker partnership has become an emblem in the battle against shale gas fracking. And in the Pacific Northwest, people are shifting grain markets from commodity exports to regional feed, food, and alcohol production. Such pioneering grain projects give consumers an alternative to industrial bread and beer, and return their production to a scale that respects people, local communities, and the health of the environment. Many Americans today avoid gluten and carbohydrates. Yet, our shared history with grains—from the village baker to Wonder Bread—suggests that modern changes in farming and processing could be the real reason that grains have become suspect in popular nutrition. The people profiled in The New Bread Basket are returning to traditional methods like long sourdough fermentations that might address the dietary ills attributed to wheat. Their work and lives make our foundational crops visible, and vital, again.

    • Nature

Gods, Wasps and Stranglers

The Secret History and Redemptive Future of Fig Trees
Author: Mike Shanahan
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603587152
Category: Nature
Page: 208
View: 2888
They are trees of life and trees of knowledge. They are wish-fulfillers ... rainforest royalty ... more precious than gold. They are the fig trees, and they have affected humanity in profound but little-known ways. Gods, Wasps and Stranglers tells their amazing story. Fig trees fed our pre-human ancestors, influenced diverse cultures and played key roles in the dawn of civilization. They feature in every major religion, starring alongside Adam and Eve, Krishna and Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad. This is no coincidence – fig trees are special. They evolved when giant dinosaurs still roamed and have been shaping our world ever since. These trees intrigued Aristotle and amazed Alexander the Great. They were instrumental in Kenya’s struggle for independence and helped restore life after Krakatoa’s catastrophic eruption. Egypt’s Pharaohs hoped to meet fig trees in the afterlife and Queen Elizabeth II was asleep in one when she ascended the throne. And all because 80 million years ago these trees cut a curious deal with some tiny wasps. Thanks to this deal, figs sustain more species of birds and mammals than any other trees, making them vital to rainforests. In a time of falling trees and rising temperatures, their story offers hope. Ultimately, it’s a story about humanity’s relationship with nature. The story of the fig trees stretches back tens of millions of years, but it is as relevant to our future as it is to our past.

    • Cooking

Grain of Truth

Why Eating Wheat Can Improve Your Health
Author: Stephen Yafa
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101982918
Category: Cooking
Page: 304
View: 4533
No topic in nutrition is more controversial than wheat. While some people suggest that wheat may be the new asbestos, Stephen Yafa finds that it has been wrongly demonised. His revealing book sets the record straight, breaking down the botany of the wheat plant we've hijacked for our own use, the science of nutrition and digestion, the effects of mass production on our health and questions about gluten and fibre - all to point us towards a better, richer diet.

    • Cooking

Six Thousand Years of Bread

Its Holy and Unholy History
Author: H. E. Jacob
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787201279
Category: Cooking
Page: 440
View: 9089
Yeast, water, flour, and heat. How could this simple mixture have been the cause of war and plague, celebration and victory supernatural vision and more? In this remarkable and all-encompassing volume, H. E. Jacob takes us through six thousand dynamic years of bread’s role in politics, religion, technology, and beyond. Who were the first bakers? Why were bakers distrusted during the Middle Ages? How did bread cause Napoleon’s defeat? Why were people buried with bread? SIX THOUSAND YEARS OF BREAD has the answers. Jacob follows the story from its beginning in ancient Egypt and continues through to modern times. The poignant and inspiring conclusion of the book relays the author’s experiences in a Nazi concentration camp, subsisting on bread made of sawdust.

Superfood Grains


Author: Kim Lutz
Publisher: Sterling Epicure
ISBN: 9781454919377
Category:
Page: 144
View: 1763
Ancient grains are making a comeback on today's dinner tables including gluten-free options, like millet and sorghum. "Super Grains" celebrates the whole-grain goodness of spelt, farro, einkorn, and even the humble cholesterol-lowering oat, in 75 easy, satisfying recipes. Enjoy crunchy Farro Apple and Almond Salad, Power-Packed Tomato Soup with sorghum, Teff-Lentil Sloppy Joes, and yummy Whole Grain Chocolate Brownies. It s superfood made super delicious!"

    • Gardening

Small-scale Grain Raising


Author: Gene Logsdon
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603580778
Category: Gardening
Page: 308
View: 4687
Logsdon proves that anyone who has access to a large garden or small farm can think outside the agribusiness box and learn to grow healthy whole grains or beans--the base of the culinary food pyramid--alongside fruits and vegetables.

    • Technology & Engineering

Lost Crops of Africa:

Volume III: Fruits
Author: Development, Security, and Cooperation,Policy and Global Affairs,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 030910596X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 380
View: 8760
This book is the third in a series evaluating underexploited African plant resources that could help broaden and secure Africa's food supply. The volume describes 24 little-known indigenous African cultivated and wild fruits that have potential as food- and cash-crops but are typically overlooked by scientists, policymakers, and the world at large. The book assesses the potential of each fruit to help overcome malnutrition, boost food security, foster rural development, and create sustainable landcare in Africa. Each fruit is also described in a separate chapter, based on information provided and assessed by experts throughout the world. Volume I describes African grains and Volume II African vegetables.

    • Cooking

Modern Jewish Baker: Challah, Babka, Bagels & More


Author: Shannon Sarna
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1682680223
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
View: 7493
Step-by-step instructions for the seven core doughs of Jewish baking. Jewish baked goods have brought families together around the table for centuries. In Modern Jewish Baker, Sarna pays homage to those traditions while reinvigorating them with modern flavors and new ideas. One kosher dough at a time, she offers the basics for challah, babka, bagels, hamantaschen, rugelach, pita, and matzah. Never one to shy away from innovation, Sarna sends her readers off on a bake-your-own adventure with twists on these classics. Recipes include: Chocolate Chip Hamantaschen Tomato-Basil Challah Everything-Bagel Rugelach S’mores Babka Detailed instructions, as well as notes on make-ahead strategies, ideas for using leftovers, and other practical tips will have even novice bakers braiding beautiful shiny loaves that will make any bubbe proud.

    • Nature

Resilience and the Cultural Landscape

Understanding and Managing Change in Human-Shaped Environments
Author: Tobias Plieninger,Claudia Bieling
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139789511
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
View: 3993
All over the world, efforts are being made to preserve landscapes facing fundamental change as a consequence of widespread agricultural intensification, land abandonment and urbanisation. The 'cultural landscape' and 'resilience' approaches have, until now, largely been viewed as distinct methods for understanding the effects of these dynamics and the ways in which they might be adapted or managed. This book brings together these two perspectives, providing new insights into the social-ecological resilience of cultural landscapes by coming to terms with, and challenging, the concepts of 'driving forces', 'thresholds', 'adaptive cycles' and 'adaptive management'. By linking these research communities, this book develops a new perspective on landscape changes. Based on firm conceptual contributions and rich case studies from Europe, the Americas and Australia, it will appeal to anyone interested in analysing and managing change in human-shaped environments in the context of sustainability.

    • Medical

Diversifying Food and Diets

Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health
Author: Jessica Fanzo,Danny Hunter,Teresa Borelli,Federico Mattei
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136461469
Category: Medical
Page: 400
View: 3744
Currently 868 million people are undernourished and 195 million children under five years of age are stunted. At the same time, over 1 billion people are overweight and obese in both the developed and developing world. Diseases previously associated with affluence, such as cancer, diabetes and cardio-vascular disease, are on the rise. Food system-based approaches to addressing these problems that could enhance food availability and diet quality through local production and agricultural biodiversity often fall outside the traditional scope of nutrition, and have been under-researched. As a consequence, there remains insufficient evidence to support well-defined, scalable agricultural biodiversity interventions that can be linked to improvements in nutrition outcomes. Agricultural biodiversity is important for food and nutritional security, as a safeguard against hunger, a source of nutrients for improved dietary diversity and quality, and strengthening local food systems and environmental sustainability. This book explores the current state of knowledge on the role of agricultural biodiversity in improving diets, nutrition and food security. Using examples and case studies from around the globe, the book explores current strategies for improving nutrition and diets and identifies key research and implementation gaps that need to be addressed to successfully promote the better use of agricultural biodiversity for rural and urban populations and societies in transition.

    • Social Science

The Interpretation of Cultures


Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465093566
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
View: 7871
In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

    • Gardening

Collards

A Southern Tradition from Seed to Table
Author: Edward H. Davis,John T. Morgan
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817318348
Category: Gardening
Page: 235
View: 7331
The definitive survey of this iconic southern food, Collards recounts the surprising story of where collards originated, how they arrived in the American South, and how millions who grow and cook collards make them a cornerstone of southern foodways.

    • Cooking

Bread Revolution

World-Class Baking with Sprouted and Whole Grains, Heirloom Flours, and Fresh Techniques
Author: Peter Reinhart
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607746522
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
View: 9386
Renowned baking instructor, and author of The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, Peter Reinhart explores the cutting-edge developments in bread baking, with fifty recipes and formulas that use sprouted flours, whole and ancient grains, nut and seed flours, alternative flours (such as teff and grape skin), and allergy-friendly and gluten-free approaches. A new generation of bakers and millers are developing innovative flours and baking techniques that are designed to extract the grain’s full flavor potential—what Reinhart calls “the baker’s mission.” In this lushly photographed primer, Reinhart draws inspiration from these groundbreaking methods to create master recipes and formulas any home baker can follow, including Sprouted Sandwich Rye Bread, Gluten-Free Many-Seed Toasting Bread, and Sprouted Wheat Croissants. In many instances, such as with sprouted flours, preferments aren’t necessary because so much of the flavor development occurs during the sprouting phase. For grains that benefit from soakers, bigas, and sourdough starters, Reinhart provides the precise guidance that has made him such a trusted expert in the field. Advanced bakers will relish Reinhart’s inventive techniques and exacting scientific explanations, while beginning bakers will rejoice in his demystification of ingredients and methods—and all will come away thrilled by bread’s new frontier. *Correction to the Sprouted Whole Wheat Bread recipe on page 63: The volume measure of water should be 1 ¾ cups plus 1 tablespoon, not 3 ¼ cups.

    • Gardening

The Tao of Vegetable Gardening

Cultivating Tomatoes, Greens, Peas, Beans, Squash, Joy, and Serenity
Author: Carol Deppe
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603584870
Category: Gardening
Page: 265
View: 9026
Provides a guide to planting and growing some of the most popular home garden vegetables, including tomatoes, peas, and green beans.

    • Nature

Sacred Natural Sites

Conserving Nature and Culture
Author: Bas Verschuuren,Jeffrey McNeely,Gonzalo Oviedo,Robert Wild
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136530746
Category: Nature
Page: 336
View: 9878
Sacred Natural Sites are the world's oldest protected places. This book focuses on a wide spread of both iconic and lesser known examples such as sacred groves of the Western Ghats (India), Sagarmatha /Chomolongma (Mt Everest, Nepal, Tibet - and China), the Golden Mountains of Altai (Russia), Holy Island of Lindisfarne (UK) and the sacred lakes of the Niger Delta (Nigeria). The book illustrates that sacred natural sites, although often under threat, exist within and outside formally recognised protected areas, heritage sites. Sacred natural sites may well be some of the last strongholds for building resilient networks of connected landscapes. They also form important nodes for maintaining a dynamic socio-cultural fabric in the face of global change. The diverse authors bridge the gap between approaches to the conservation of cultural and biological diversity by taking into account cultural and spiritual values together with the socio-economic interests of the custodian communities and other relevant stakeholders.