• BREAD SCIENCE

    Bread Science: The Chemistry and Craft of Making Bread focuses on the process of making bread instead of on individual recipes. Each chapter details a different step of the process with practical instructions, helpful tips and potential pitfalls described. The biology, chemistry and physics of dough are also presented in a thorough yet accessible manner. Understanding the food science behind the dough's behavior gives the baker a more complete grasp of the bread making process.

    Item: 6416

    Author: Emily Buehler

    Format: Hardcover

  • BREAD, WINE, CHOCOLATE

    Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi explores the history and cultural importance of our most beloved tastes, paying homage to the ingredients that give us daily pleasure, while providing a thoughtful wake-up call to the homogenization that is threatening the diversity of our food supply.

    Food is one of the greatest pleasures of human life. Our response to sweet, salty, bitter or sour is deeply personal, combining our individual biological characteristics, personal preferences and emotional connections. Bread, Wine, Chocolate illuminates not only what it means to recognize the importance of the foods we love, but also what it means to lose them. Sethi reveals how the foods we enjoy are endangered by genetic erosion—a slow and steady loss of diversity in what we grow and eat. In America today, food often looks and tastes the same, whether at a San Francisco farmers market or at a Midwestern potluck. Shockingly, 95% of the world’s calories now come from only 30 species. Though supermarkets seem to be stocked with endless options, the differences between products are superficial, primarily in flavor and brand.

    Sethi draws on interviews with scientists, farmers, chefs, vintners, beer brewers, coffee roasters and others with firsthand knowledge of our food to reveal the multiple and interconnected reasons for this loss, and its consequences for our health, traditions and culture. She travels to Ethiopian coffee forests, British yeast culture labs, and Ecuadoran cocoa plantations, collecting fascinating stories that will inspire readers to eat more consciously and purposefully, better understand familiar and new foods, and learn what it takes to save the tastes that connect us with the world around us.

    Item: 7793

    Author: Simran Sethi

    Format: Hardcover

  • BREED YOUR OWN VEGETABLE VARIETIES

    All gardeners and farmers should be plant breeders, says author Carol Deppe. Developing new vegetable varieties doesn't require a specialized education, a lot of land, or even a lot of time. It can be done on any scale. It's enjoyable. It's deeply rewarding. You can get useful new varieties much faster than you might suppose. And you can eat your mistakes.

    Authoritative and easy-to-understand, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's and Farmer's Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving is the only guide to plant breeding and seed saving for the serious home gardener and the small-scale farmer or commercial grower.

    Discover:

    • how to breed for a wide range of different traits (flavor, size, shape, or color; cold or heat tolerance; pest and disease resistance; and regional adaptation)
    • how to save seed and maintain varieties
    • how to conduct your own variety trials and other farm- or garden-based research
    • how to breed for performance under organic or sustainable growing methods

    In this one-size-fits-all world of multinational seed companies, plant patents, and biotech monopolies, more and more gardeners and farmers are recognizing that they need to "take back their seeds." They need to save more of their own seed, grow and maintain the best traditional and regional varieties, and develop more of their own unique new varieties. Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's and Farmer's Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving shows the way, and offers an exciting introduction to a whole new gardening adventure.

    Item: 7577

    Author: Carol Deppe

    Format: Paperback

  • BREW CHEM 101

    Now every homebrewer can make better beer simply by knowing the basic science behind the components of beer and fermentation.

    Item: 5309

    Author: Lee W. Janson

    Format: Paperback

  • BRING THE OUTDOORS IN

    Nothing enlivens a room like a touch of nature. Taking the terrarium trend to the next level, this stunning guide will inspire crafters, garden lovers, and décor fans to turn flowers, leaves and branches into striking, organic décor. Acclaimed designer and stylist Shane Powers presents 20 simple yet arresting projects for bringing natural tranquility to any space. Suited for garden enthusiasts and black thumbs alike, the projects use a range of live and dried plant materials to create colorful dried floral garlands, eye-catching willow wreaths, intriguing water gardens, and timeless succulent landscapes. With step-by-step instructions, styling and container ideas, helpful resources, and gorgeous photography, Bring the Outdoors In offers countless ways to welcome the natural world into any space.

    Item: 7529

    Author: Shane Powers

    Format: Hardcover

  • BRINGING HOME NATURE

    Bringing Nature Home has sparked a national conversation about the link between healthy local ecosystems and human well-being, and the new paperback edition — with an expanded resource section and updated photos — will help broaden the movement.

    Item: 5406

    Author: Douglas W. Tallamy

    Format: Paperback

  • BRIONNE

    Major James Brionne had done his job by bringing Dave Allard to justice. It was the courts that decided Allard be put to death for his many crimes, but just before the hanging, Allard swore his brothers would take vengeance on Brionne.

    Four years later the Allard boys retumed to settle the score. They murdered Brionne's wife, destroyed his home, and left him with nothing but the charred ruins of his past to haunt him. Only Brionne's son escaped. Seeking peace and a new life, Brionne and his son headed west. But the Allards hadn't finished with him. He knew they'd come after him and this time he'd be ready.

    Item: 3179

    Author: LOUIS LAMOUR

    Format: Paperback

  • BROTH AND STOCK FROM THE NOURISHED KITCHEN

    Able to comfort, nourish, and heal, broths and stocks have always had a central place in kitchens around the world. Included are more than a dozen master recipes for base stocks and then 40 recipes using these stocks in complete meals,People are catching on to this centuries-old appreciation of bone- and vegetable-based broths, and McGruther shows how these can be made quickly and cost-effectively at home.

    Item: 7991

    Author: Jennifer McGruther

    Format: Paperback

  • BUCK, BUCK, MOOSE

    This is not your father's venison cookbook. Buck, Buck, Moose is the first comprehensive, lushly photographed, full-color guide to working with and cooking all forms of venison, including deer, elk, moose, antelope and caribou.

    Buck, Buck, Moose will take you around the world, from nose to tail. The book features more than 100 recipes ranging from traditional dishes from six continents to original recipes never before seen. You'll also get thorough instructions on how to butcher, age, and store your venison, as well as how to use virtually every part of the animal. Buck, Buck, Moose also includes a lengthy section on curing venison and making sausage.

    Peppered throughout are stories of the hunt and essays on why venison holds such a special place in human society. Venison is far more than mere food. It is, in many ways, what made us human.

    Item: 8077

    Author: Hank Shaw

    Format: Hardcover

  • BUILD WITH SOLAR CD-ROM

    Selected from nearly 40 years of material, this special all-solar collection of 111 articles includes a wide selection of do-it-yourself projects and practical advice for harnessing the power of the sun.

    In this information-packed CD, you'll find articles on everything from making your own solar heat grabber to building solar cookers, to advice on passive solar design.

    This great resource has 111 articles, including:

    • A Simple Solar-Heated Shower
    • A Passively Heated and Cooled Home
    • Recycle a Refrigerator into a Solar Water Heater
    • Mother's Solar Tracking Heater
    • "Recycled" Solar Homes
    • Warm Your Swine with Sunshine
    • Plumbing Up Mother's Solar Furnace
    • A Homemade Solar Water Heater
    • Solar on a Shoestring Series
    • A Solar Food Dryer with Cardboard Boxes
    • Storm Window Solar Panels
    • Economy Solar To Go
    • Pedaling with Power
    • And many more!
    This premium collection is delivered in a simple, searchable CD-ROM format, just like our popular Archive CDs, including fully printable articles. No Internet connection required.

    SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

    This CD is designed to run on PC and Mac platforms.

    You will need one of the following setups to run this CD:
    With an IBM-compatible computer: Microsoft® Windows 98 SE (Second Edition) or newer; with Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5 or newer. You also will need Java Virtual Machine (VM) version 1.3 (free download from www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp) or newer browser plug-in with Java enabled on your browser and computer.

    With an Apple Computer: Mac OS X with Safari 3.2.525.27.1 or newer and Java. Use the Software Update feature (available on the Apple menu) to check that you have the most up-to-date version of Java for your Mac.

    This CD also operates with Mozilla 1.4 and Opera 7 browsers.

    Item: 4271

    Format: CD ROM

  • BUILD YOUR OWN BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT

    Tony Pisano's step-by-step illustrated instructions show you how to build everything you need, including hive bodies, supers, covers, hive stands, frames, swarm catchers, feeders, and more.

    Item: 6730

    Author: Tony Pisano

    Format: Paperback

  • BUILD YOUR OWN EARTH OVEN

    This book is fully illustrated with step-by-step directions for building your own earth oven. This easy DIY project can be completed with a few tools and in one day. If you have a scrap pile you can build this for free — or buy materials for less than $30.

    Item: 3917

    Author: Kiko Denzer

    Format: Paperback

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