Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
Eating for Beginners - An Education in the Pleasures of Food from Chefs Farmers and One Picky Kid - cover

Eating for Beginners - An Education in the Pleasures of Food from Chefs Farmers and One Picky Kid

Melanie Rehak

Publisher: Mariner Books

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

A memoir of a year spent working at a Brooklyn restaurant—and on a series of farms—to get the lowdown on organic, local, ethical cooking. Includes recipes! Food was always important to Melanie Rehak. She studied the experts on healthy nutrition, from Michael Pollan to Eric Schlosser to Wendell Berry, cooking, preparing, and sourcing what she thought were the best ingredients. So when her son turned out to be an impossible eater, dedicated to a diet of yogurt and peanut butter, she realized she needed to know more than just the basics of thoughtful eating—she needed to become a pro.   Thus began a year-long quest to understand food: what we eat, how it’s produced, how it’s prepared, and what really matters when it comes to socially aware, environmentally friendly, and healthy eating. By working at Applewood, a locally sourced Brooklyn restaurant, and volunteering her time to farming, milking, cheese making, and fishing, she learned the ins-and-outs of how to shop, cook, and eat right—all while discovering some delicious recipes along the way.   Wry, wise, and warm, Eating for Beginners is a delicious and informative journey into two of life’s greatest and most complicated pleasures: food and motherhood.
Available since: 07/08/2010.
Print length: 288 pages.

Other books that might interest you

  • The 2320 Funniest Quotes - The Most Hilarious Quips and One-Liners from allgreatquotescom - cover

    The 2320 Funniest Quotes - The...

    Tom Corr

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Presenting the best of the best from AllGreatQuotes.com, this uproarious volume features gems on every topic, from sex and money to spouses and politics. 
     
    From the witty quips of Mark Twain to the unintentionally hilarious gaffs of today’s celebrities, this collection of snappy quotes puts readers in hysterics. This uproarious volume has clever gems on every topic imaginable. It ranges from Oscar Wilde’s devious perspective on people (“Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them so much.”) to Socrates’ ironic advice on marriage (“By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll be happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.”) to Julia Roberts’ view on keeping it real (“Your face tells a story—and it shouldn’t be a story about your drive to the doctor’s office.”). The 2,320 FunniestQuotes is perfect for readers who want a cocktail party wisecrack, Facebook wall post, or witty retort, or who are just looking for a reason to smile. Laugh until you cry with such words of wisdom as . . . God gave man a penis and a brain, but not enough blood to use both at the same time. —Robin WilliamsMoney can’t buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery. —Spike MilliganSome cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. —Oscar WildeThe answers to life’s problems aren’t at the bottom of a bottle, they’re on TV! —Homer SimpsonWhen I eventually met Mr. Right, I had no idea that his first name was “Always.” —Rita RudnerHappiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. —George Burns
    Show book
  • Fibber McGee and Molly: Mileage Rationing - cover

    Fibber McGee and Molly: Mileage...

    Don Quinn

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Fibber's ration book only allows him four gallons of gas a week, and he's fuming
    Show book
  • Embrace Your Southern Sugar! - cover

    Embrace Your Southern Sugar!

    Julia Fowler

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Ms. Julia Fowler is back to talk her lipstick off about even more things Southern. If you’re not from the South, we hope to learn ya a thing or two. If you are from the South, then you’re ’bout to be happier than a mule in a pickle patch. Julia says there is nothing purdier than authenticity: Embrace Your Southern, Sugar!
    Show book
  • Northumberland - A guide - cover

    Northumberland - A guide

    Stephen Platten

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Northumberland, one of the most sparsely-populated counties in England, with unique features like the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and Hadrian’s Wall, was also a crucible of European civilization and remains a treasury of culture. Giving birth to railways worldwide through George Stephenson, it saw the beginnings of hydraulics, hydro-electricity and turbines and, with Joseph Swan, witnessed the earliest light from electric incandescent lamps; it was a laboratory of invention.
    
     
    Northumberland has, however, changed dramatically over the course of the last century: deep coal-mining, shipbuilding and much heavy engineering have gone, but new industries have flowered. So, the largest man-made lake in northwest Europe, lying within the largest man-made forest is set within the north west of the county, bringing water in abundance and supporting entirely new leisure and tourist activities. The lower Tyne has been transformed both architecturally, and culturally.
    
     
    This unique guide to England’s most northern county explores the land, the people, the flora and fauna alongside its architecture and history. A gazetteer takes readers to Northumberland’s towns and cities – Newcastle, Hexham, and Berwick-upon-Tweed, but also to villages, hamlets, castles, beaches, churchyards, great houses, ruined abbeys, and vast wild open countryside. Among the places visited are the castles at Warkworth, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Alnwick, the Farne Islands and the remote valleys of Allendale and the South Tyne, battle sites at Heavenfield, Otterburn and Flodden, alongside Vanbrugh’s final triumphant Palladian mansion at Seaton Delaval.
    
     
    Fully illustrated with more than 240 photographs, this guidebook invites travellers and locals alike to explore the unique features and the true character of Northumberland.
    Show book
  • Quick Diamond Quilts & Beyond - 12 Sparkling Projects - Beginner-Friendly Techniques - cover

    Quick Diamond Quilts & Beyond -...

    Jan Krentz

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    The popular quilt designer and teacher demonstrates beginner-friendly techniques with these 12 new diamond quilt patterns without inset seams!   Quilting with geometric patterns such as diamonds can seem challenging. But in Quick Diamond Quilts & Beyond, award-winning quilting instructor Jan Krentz shares her own classroom-tested techniques that make diamond quilting easy.    Artists new to quilting will enjoy these lighthearted, original patterns featuring large shapes, easy piecing options, and fresh fabric combinations. Jan also offers tips on color value, texture, and contrast to enhance your fabric selection, and shows how using geometric fabrics can make your quilts shine.
    Show book
  • The Privatisation Classes - A Pictorial Survey of Diesel and Electric Locomotives and Units Since 1994 - cover

    The Privatisation Classes - A...

    David Cable

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Post Privatisation Diesels and Electrics is an album of photographs taken by David Cable, a well-regarded author of several books covering trains throughout  much of the world.This book looks at the types of locomotives and multiple units that have been introduced into the UK since 1994, when the government privatized British Rail into a series of privately operated franchises. An incredible forty-one classes have been, or are shortly to be introduced, the majority being passenger units. The book shows these classes in a variety of colour schemes adopted by the franchisees.Photographs, in the main, are taken in the South East of England, which is where the great majority of these new trains operate, with the surroundings being given as much prominence as possible.
    Show book