Simple Food for the Good Life

Simple Food for the Good Life

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Fifty years before the phrase qsimple livingq became fashionable, Helen and Scott Nearing were living their celebrated qGood Lifeq on homesteads first in Vermont, then in Maine. All the way to their ninth decades, the Nearings grew their own food, built their own buildings, and fought an eloquent combat against the silliness of America's infatuation with consumer goods and refined foods. They also wrote or co-wrote more than thirty books, many of which are now being brought back into print by the Good Life Center and Chelsea Green. Simple Food for the Good Life is a jovial collection of qquips, quotes, and one-of-a-kind recipes meant to amuse and intrigue all of those who find themselves in the kitchen, willingly or otherwise.q Recipes such as Horse Chow, Scott's Emulsion, Crusty Carrot Croakers, Raw Beet Borscht, Creamy Blueberry Soup, and Super Salad for a Crowd should improve the mood as well as whet the appetite of any guest. Here is an antidote for the whole foods enthusiast who is qfed upq with the anxieties and drudgeries of preparing fancy meals with stylish, expensive, hard-to-find ingredients. This celebration of salads, leftovers, raw foods, and homegrown fruits and vegetables takes the straightest imaginable route from their stem or vine to your table. qThe funniest, crankiest, most ambivalent cookbook you'll ever read, q said Food a Wine magazine. qThis is more than a mere cookbook, q said Health Science magazine: qIt belongs to the category of classics, destined to be remembered through the ages.q Among Helen Nearing's numerous books is Chelsea Green's Loving and Leaving the Good Life, a memoir of her fifty-year marriage to Scott Nearing and the story of Scott's deliberate death at the age of one hundred. Helen and Scott Nearing's final homestead in Harborside, Maine, has been established in perpetuity as an educational progam under the name of The Good Life Center.To my best estimate, the equivalent temperatures of my recipe instructions are as follows: slow ovena€”200Ad-250Ad warm ovena€”250Ad-300Ad moderate ovena€”350Ad hot ... Steam rather than boil. Boil briefly ... We consume quantities of carrots, beets, celery and apples, put through our juicer, and the residues are used in cooking.

Title:Simple Food for the Good Life
Author:Helen Nearing
Publisher:Chelsea Green Publishing - 1990-01-01


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