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The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home The Happy Luddite's Guide to Self-Sufficiency (Hardcover)

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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0399537775
ISBN-13: 9780399537776
Sku: 228632963
Publish Date: 10/2/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 5H x 7.25L x 1T
Pages:  265
Age Range:  22 to UP
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A celebration of the new old-fashioned approach to livingNfrom soapmaking to sewing to bread baking and much more. It is not about extreme, off-the-grid-living, but these projects are decidedly unplugged and a little daring.
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The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home is not about extreme, off-the-grid living. It?s for city and suburban dwellers with day jobs: people who love to cook, love fresh natural ingredients, and old techniques for preservation; people who like doing things themselves with a needle and thread, garden hoe, or manual saw.

Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger Henderson spread the spirit of antiquated self-sufficiency throughout the household. They offer projects that are decidedly unplugged and a little daring, including:

* Home building projects like rooftop food dehydrators and wood-burning ovens
* Homemaking essentials, from sewing and quilting to rug braiding and soap making
* The wonders of grain: making croissants by hand, sprouting grains, and baking bread
* Adventures with meat: pickled pig?s feet, homemade liverwurst, and celery-cured salami

Intended for industrious cooks and crafters who aren?t afraid to roll up their sleeves, The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home will teach you the history and how-to on projects for every facet of your home, all without the electric toys that take away from the experience of making things by hand.
Provides how-to information for crafters, cooks, hobbyists, and armchair homesteaders on a variety of old fashioned made-by-hand projects, including quilting, soap making, and bread baking.

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0265
Product attributePublisher:   Perigee Books
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