Vitamania

Author: Catherine Price
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698192218
Size: 11.57 MB
Format: PDF
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"A hidden, many-faceted, and urgent story." --Booklist, *STARRED* Most of us know nothing about vitamins. What’s more, what we think we know is harming both our personal nutrition and our national health. By focusing on vitamins at the expense of everything else, we’ve become blind to the bigger picture: despite our belief that vitamins are an absolute good—and the more of them, the better—vitamins are actually small and surprisingly mysterious pieces of a much larger nutritional puzzle. In Vitamania, award-winning journalist Catherine Price offers a lucid and lively journey through our cherished yet misguided beliefs about vitamins, and reveals a straightforward, blessedly anxiety-free path to enjoyable eating and good health. When vitamins were discovered a mere century ago, they changed the destiny of the human species by preventing and curing many terrifying diseases. Yet it wasn’t long before vitamins spread from labs of scientists into the realm of food marketers and began to take on a life of their own. By the end of the Second World War, vitamins were available in forms never before seen in nature—vitamin gum, vitamin doughnuts, even vitamin beer—and their success showed food manufacturers that adding synthetic vitamins to otherwise nutritionally empty products could convince consumers that they were healthy. The era of “vitamania,” as one 1940s journalist called it, had begun. Though we’ve gained much from our embrace of vitamins, what we’ve lost is a crucial sense of perspective. Vitamins may be essential to our lives, but they are not the only important substances in food. By buying into a century of hype and advertising, we have accepted the false idea that particular dietary chemicals can be used as shortcuts to health—whether they be antioxidants or omega-3s or, yes, vitamins. And it’s our vitamin-inspired desire for effortless shortcuts that created today’s dietary supplement industry, a veritable Wild West of overpromising “miracle” substances that can be legally sold without any proof that they are effective or safe. For the countless individuals seeking to maximize their health and who consider vitamins to be the keys to well-being, Price’s Vitamania will be a game-changing look into the roots of America’s ongoing nutritional confusion. Her travels to vitamin manufacturers and food laboratories and military testing kitchens—along with her deep dive into the history of nutritional science— provide a witty and dynamic narrative arc that binds Vitamania together. The result is a page-turning exploration of the history, science, hype, and future of nutrition. And her ultimate message is both inspiring and straightforward: given all that we don’t know about vitamins and nutrition, the best way to decide what to eat is to stop obsessing and simply embrace this uncertainty head-on. By exposing our extraordinary psychological rela¬tionship with vitamins and challenging us to question our beliefs, Vitamania won’t just change the way we think about vitamins. It will change the way we think about food. From the Hardcover edition.

Kitchen Cures

Author: Peggy Kotsopoulos
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143188896
Size: 19.17 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Kitchen Cures, television personality and holistic nutritionist Peggy Kotsopoulos shows you how to alleviate common health conditions with a diet that’s rich in flavour and nutrient-dense whole foods. Whether you have low energy or excess belly fat that you just can’t lose, are suffering from conditions triggered by inflammation or countless other health issues, Kitchen Cures is a unique resource that makes the simple connection between food and how you look and feel.

The Founding Foodies

Author: Dave DeWitt
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402258992
Size: 16.62 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Who Were the Original Foodies? Beyond their legacy as revolutionaries and politicians, the Founding Fathers of America were first and foremost a group of farmers. Passionate about the land and the bounty it produced, their love of food and the art of eating created what would ultimately become America's diverse food culture. Like many of today's foodies, the Founding Fathers were ardent supporters of sustainable farming and ranching, exotic imported foods, brewing, distilling, and wine appreciation. Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin penned original recipes, encouraged local production of beer and wine, and shared their delight in food with friends and fellow politicians. In The Founding Foodies, food writer Dave DeWitt entertainingly describes how some of America's most famous colonial leaders not only established America's political destiny, but also revolutionized the very foods we eat. Features over thirty authentic colonial recipes, including: Thomas Jefferson's ice cream A recipe for beer by George Washington Martha Washington's fruitcake Medford rum punch Terrapin soup

The Moosewood Restaurant Table

Author: The Moosewood Collective
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781466885974
Size: 11.35 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"It's Moosewood's world. We're just eating in it." —Christine Muhlke, The New York Times The creators of America’s beloved natural foods restaurant, Moosewood, are back with The Moosewood Restaurant Table, their new book with over 250 brand new, never-before-published recipes. With the restaurant now in its fifth decade, the Moosewood chefs continue to remain faithful to the farm-to-table philosophy that has governed the restaurant since its founding, while also keeping an eye on today's gastro-trends. As they say “We’ve gotten to know our customers and readers pretty well... their curiosity and culinary IQ have grown exponentially...We’ve been on some adventures developing this book...” Indeed, they have, working with some less common fruits and vegetables that you might find in your CSA, like Romanesco broccoli and watermelon radishes. They’ve begun cooking with a wider variety of grains like freekeh and millet. All this experimentation has led them to some great new recipes: Two Potato Tomato Curry Cashew-Crusted Chickpea Burgers Cuban Picadillo with Tofu Pot Pies for Autumn Winter and Spring Butternut Latkes Jamaican Jerk Tempeh Patties and plenty more. Of course, a Moosewood cookbook wouldn’t be complete without desserts like Turkish Coffee Brownies, Orange Pistachio Cornmeal Cake or Cherry Tomato Upside Down Cake to mention just a few. Including a healthy number of both vegan and gluten-free recipes, The Moosewood Restaurant Table is the next classic from the restaurant that revolutionized natural eating in the US.

Easy Campfire Cooking

Author: Peg Couch
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1565237242
Size: 12.63 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Great recipes for a camping trip or a backyard bonfire! Includes grilling tips and family-fun activities.

Christianity Matters

Author: David Maloof
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692804552
Size: 17.68 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Christianity Matters, David Maloof provides a survey of the trends that moved civilization forward, placing the work of history's great individual Christian peace and justice activists who followed the pure message of the Beatitudes and inspired those trends into context. "A hopeful account of how faithful Christians have contributed to a better world ... clear evidence that one person can make a difference ... a challenge to each of us to live what we claim to believe." -- Marie Dennis, Co-President of Pax Christi International "David Maloof's Christianity Matters is a thoughtful, compelling analysis of the impact of Christ's life on humanity, told through the actions of those inspired by Jesus ... a great read." -- Jay Sullivan, Author of Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge "A lovely book and an accurate one." -- Professor Rodney Stark, Baylor University Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences, Author of The Rise of Christianity Dave Maloof has over the years distinguished himself as one of America's leading international lawyers, as an award winning investigative reporter seen on public television, as an Adjunct Professor, and as a powerful international peace activist pressing for human rights reforms and peace in the Middle East.