Thu, April 17, 2014

Make the Bread, Buy the Butter: What You Should...

When Jennifer Reese lost her job, she was overcome by an impulse common among the recently unemployed: to economize by doing for herself what she had previously paid for. She had never before considered making her own peanut butter and pita bread, let alone curing her own prosciutto or raising turkeys. And though it sounded logical that “doing it yourself” would cost less, she had her doubts. So Reese began a series of kitchen-related experiments, taking into account the competing demands of everyday contemporary American family life as she answers some timely questions: When is homemade better? Cheaper? Are backyard eggs a more ethical choice than store-bought? Will grinding and stuffing your own sausage ruin your week? Is it possible to make an edible maraschino cherry? Some of Reese’s discoveries will surprise you: Although you should make your hot dog buns,...
Categories: Biographies & Memoirs Cooking,...

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ISBN: 1451605870
Publisher: Free Press
Manufacturer: Free Press
Language: English
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
US Salesrank: 39738
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