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Go on an Adventure (in the Safety of Your own Kitchen)

Gourmet Adventure Month is here, and we’ve got a great selection of “safari guides” to help you survive your voyage into the flavorful wild.

Don’t fear, as you leave the well-worn path behind. Turn away from white rice, bland bread, and sorry salads. A whole world of exciting, nurturing foods await—from the idyllic isles of Denmark to the weeds in your own backyard.

These fun food books will be on sale for 35% off this week.

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The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World Did you know there’s more bacterial DNA in your body than human DNA? Better make friends with them! The Art of Fermentation, Sandor Katz’s encyclopedic and inspiring guide to all things tangy and alive, will get you started on the right foot with your microbial buddies. Not even scientistss fully understand how probiotic, live-culture foods help keep us healthy, but Katz’s main concern is deliciousness. From yogurt to kimchi to sourdough bread, once you go wild, you’ll never go back! .
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Wild Flavors: One Chef’s Transformative Year Cooking from Eva’s Farm Is the produce aisle seeming a little too tame lately? Mass-produced tomatoes with no flavor, kale greens tough from spending days in a truck, the same old broccoli again and again. Wild Flavors delivers exactly what its title promises. Chef Didi Emmons spent a year visiting Eva Sommaripa’s farm, which provides fresh greens, herbs — and vegetables commonly known as weeds — to Boston restaurants. Calaminth, purslane, arugula flowers? Pure, yummy magic. Even Didi’s cat Henry — pictured above, attacking the asparagus — went a little wild on Eva’s farm. .
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The Weeder’s Digest: Identifying and Enjoying Edible Weeds Fighting weeds in your garden is tough work. Gail Harland’s new book, The Weeder’s Digest, sets out to make it a little sweeter. With color photos throughout, and plenty of recipes, the book will show you which plants formerly known as weeds you can eat, how to cook them, and how to identify the ones you should avoid. Weeds, if you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em! .
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Long Way on a Little: An Earth Lover’s Companion for Enjoying Meat, Pinching Pennies and Living Deliciously Author Shannon Hayes is on a mission to help cooks enjoy ethical meat. In her latest book, Long Way on a Little, she explains how to use as much of the animal as possible, how to cook grassfed meat properly, how to render fat into lard, and much, much more. It’s the only cookbook a meat lover needs. . .
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Taste, Memory: Forgotten Foods, Lost Flavors, and Why They Matter Taste, Memory traces the experiences of modern-day explorers who rediscover culturally rich forgotten foods and return them to our tables for all to experience and savor. Author David Buchanan explores questions fundamental to the future of food and farming. How can we strike a balance between preserving the past, maintaining valuable agricultural and culinary traditions, and looking ahead to breed new plants? What place does a cantankerous old pear or too-delicate strawberry deserve in our gardens, farms, and markets? To what extent should growers value efficiency and uniformity over matters of taste, ecology, or regional identity? .
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Home Baked: Nordic Recipes and Techniques for Organic Bread and Pastry Baking your own bread is an adventure every time. Will your kitchen be at the right temperature or humidity to make your dough behave? Will it end up sticky and unmanageable, or rising too fast? Forming a relationship with flour, water, yeast, and salt is part of why baking is so much fun. Home Baked is a guide book to further adventures with dough. Beyond just your typical wheat flour, this book introduces spelt and rye, plus a Nordic flair for special ingredients like wildcrafted stinging nettles, leeks, elderflowers, and more. .
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Drinking in Maine: 50 Cocktails, Concoctions, and Drinks from Our Best Artisanal Producers and Restaurants Fifty sensational drinks featuring Maine distilled gins, vodkas, brandies, local honey meads, fruit wines, and heirloom apple ciders — all created by producers and barkeeps from Maine restaurants and bistros From a piping hot Apple Toddy featuring Maine mead, gin, and cranberry bitters; to a cooling fresh take on summer’s all-time favorite drink, Back Porch Lemonade with Cold River Vodka and local ginger beer, you’ll find drinks for all seasons and all tastes. .

Easy Fall Recipes for the Adventurous Eater

Fall is in full swing!There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are starting to turn, and it’s nearly impossible to resist working pumpkin into every meal.While autumn favorites like pumpkin pancakes and warm apple cider are sure to please, take advantage of the season’s harvest and try out some new dishes as well. Our […] Read More..

A Simple Way to Grow Fresh Greens Indoors This Winter

Just because the temperatures have started to drop doesn’t mean you have to live without fresh greens until next Spring. With author and gardener Peter Burke’s innovative method of growing soil sprouts indoors, you can grow nutrient-dense greens all year long at a fraction of the cost of buying at market. Burke’s new book, Year-Round Indoor Salad […] Read More..

Recipe: How to Make the Perfect Pancake

When most people think pancakes, they think breakfast. But for Amy Halloran, breakfast is only the start.Halloran, author of The New Bread Basket, is a self-described pancake connoisseur. From a young age, she was entranced by the magic of bubbly batter rising to fluffy cakes on the griddle. Over time, her love of pancakes developed […] Read More..

What in the World is a Pawpaw?

Have you heard of the pawpaw? A few generations ago, most would say “yes!” You could ask just about anyone and they could tell you what this fruit looked and tasted like, and more importantly, where to find it. But today, the pawpaw remains a mystery to some and entirely unknown to others. In Pawpaw: […] Read More..

5 Creative Summer Drinks to Help You Cool Off

Now that we’re in the “dog days” of summer, the heat can feel a little unrelenting. There’s no better way to cool off than with a refreshing, cold beverage – especially when that beverage is made with local, organic ingredients and can give you an added health boost! While our experienced foragers and nutrition experts […] Read More..