- Hardcover: 239 pages
- Publisher: Macmillan (1978)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0025430505
- ISBN-13: 978-0025430501
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,146,532 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Make your own convenience foods: How to make chemical-free foods that are fast, simple, and economical Hardcover – 1978
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Though not quite a back-to-the-land book, this book does reflect a definite distrust of chemicals and additives. If I remember, the publishing date is right after the Red Dye #2 thing.
1. "Get into the make your own food mood" which describes the philosophy behind making your own food
2. Simple Equipment You Will Need
3 Saving Money on Food Costs
4. Natural "additives" and Ingredients for Professional Results
Chaptres 5 through 24 are the recipes. Bread, breakfast foods, yogurt, a "better than bacon" meat strip, cheese, lunch meats (meat spreads and meatloaf, with a pickle loaf that is kind of a cold cut), meat substitutes, beverages (sunflower seed coffee, molassas coffee), starches, baby foods, frozen dinners, bag lunches, booze (dandelion wine, apple wine and grape wine), even PAM (sort of. It's lecithin and vodka. The lecithin stops things from sticking to the pan, and the vodka makes it pourable. Not sprayable), cat and dog food, snacks (carob bars, peanut butter and brewer's yeast drops) and more.
The last chapter has tips.
No longer as useful as other books, it still is a fun and fair addition to your library, especially if you are trying to avoid chemicals. But be aware that most info in here is available elsewhere, and harkens back to flower children, maxi-skirts, and Welcome Back Kotter. Like I said, dated, but with a few surprises.