“I am truly knocked out by this wonderful book,” says Steven Jenkins, author of Cheese Primer. He goes on to say, “Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking is simply superb, and well-nigh flawless. Caldwell’s voice comes through so clear, friendly, and free of clinicality. I have learned so much that I didn’t realize I didn’t know. In fact, […]Read More..
The following recipe was adapted for the Web from Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection by Jessica Prentice. In midautumn, when the air is growing colder and the nights longer, comes the Blood Moon. Also called the Hunter’s Moon by indigenous peoples in the eastern woodlands, it was a time when northern […]Read More..
Top-Bar Beekeeping is here! Bees are vitally important to the health of our food systems, and this new book on a natural method of raising them comes at the perfect time to help small-scale beekeepers do their part to help keep the bees themselves healthy. A recent review in Publishers Weekly praised the book: “Crowder […]Read More..
“Our seeds are disappearing. When seed varieties vanish from the marketplace they evaporate not only from collective memory, but also from the evolutionary story of the Earth.” So says author Janisse Ray, in the book trailer for her latest work of nonfiction, The Seed Underground. Ray has been called the Rachel Carson of the South, […]Read More..
Every meal you choose can affect the world around you. From the carbon footprint of what’s in your sandwich to the way you cook your pasta. Here at Chelsea Green we believe that food is one of the best ways to start thinking about sustainability. Food connects us to the Earth, and to all the […]Read More..
Ever wonder why we humans insist on wasting our human waste? Well, no. Probably not. But I have. And so have Stephen and Rebekah Hren, authors of our new release The Carbon-Free Home: 36 Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit. The following excerpted chapter makes clear that—given the right technologies—we can put our […]Read More..
We’ll see you there! The Mother Earth News Fair starts today in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, and it’s sure to be a jam-packed weekend full of homesteader advice, from canning and pickling, to green building and cheesemaking! Nine Chelsea Green authors will be giving talks or presentations, including Jacob Deva Racusin and Ace McArleton (The Natural […]Read More..
Beekeeping is all the buzz these days. Honey loving people are setting up hives in backyards, on rooftops, and empty lots. Even our first lady, Michele Obama, has bees in the White House kitchen garden! Most of the hives you see are the boxy industrial sort, and these are usually fitted with plastic sheets that […]Read More..
The Art of Fermentation, the latest book from fermentation revivalist Sandor Katz, has been a huge hit with fermentos and foodies alike. Earlier this summer the book’s popularity landed it a coveted spot on the New York Times Bestseller list. On Wednesday Katz and his art will lead the front page of the New York […]Read More..
…We love National Flower Week, don’t you? Flowers serve many practical purposes for the plants that grow them. They attract bees, butterflies, and birds. They protect pollen and nectar from freeloading ants (who are too small to pollinate most flowers). But it is not for flowers’ pragmatic characteristics that they are so loved by one […]Read More..