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"The Butcher's Guide to Well-Raised Meat," Applestone, Applestone, and Zissu

Pros: Fantastic repository of knowledge, information, how-to’s, and delicious recipes Cons: I imagine it would be a bit tough to learn to butcher from images and descriptions alone Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book (published 20011) provided by Random

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"Easy Green Organic," Anna Getty

Pros: Delicious, easy food; lots of information on eating green, organic, sustainable, etc. Cons: Binding issues Rating: 4 out of 5 Review book (published 2010) provided courtesy of Chronicle Books.   Anna Getty’s Easy Green Organic is a great place

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"Organic Gardening," Charles Dowding

Pros: A thorough guide to organic gardening Cons: Definitely most useful to British readers Rating: 4 out of 5 Review copy courtesy of Chelsea Green Publishing. Visit Charles Dowding’s site.   Charles Dowding’s Organic Gardening the Natural No-Dig Way is

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"Baking with Agave Nectar," Ania Catalano

Pros: Delicious & so much healthier! Cons: Occasional mild structural problems Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Ten Speed Press. Visit Ania Catalano online. An extra entry in the Soup’s On [dead link removed] challenge.   Agave

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Eating Healthfully

The one thing that all ‘experts’ on health and eating (whether they’re doctors, nutritionists, or just proponents of the latest fad) seem to agree on is this: colorful, non-starchy veggies are healthy. They go back and forth on everything else,

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"Food 2.0," Charlie Ayers

Pros: Delicious recipes; on the cutting edge of healthful eating Cons: You might have trouble finding some ingredients Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of DK Publishing through the LibraryThing program for early reviewers. Visit the author’s website.

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"New Good Food," Margaret M. Wittenberg

Pros: Incredible wealth of information on natural foods Cons: A bit dry Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Ten Speed Press.   Margaret M. Wittenberg is a VP of Whole Foods Market as well as a former

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Brown Rice Syrup

When I was working on reviewing Heidi Swanson’s Super Natural Cooking, one of the things I looked forward to was trying out some of the natural, non-super-processed sweeteners out there. After all, they sometimes have slightly lower glycemic indexes, they

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Heidi Swanson’s Natural Foods Cookbooks

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was working on reviewing Heidi Swanson’s cookbook. Unfortunately it took a little time, because I needed a good solid weekend free for shopping and cooking, and I didn’t get one of those

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"Super Natural Cooking," by Heidi Swanson

The recipes from this book more than prove Ms. Swanson’s skill in the creative kitchen. One of the surest signs I’ve found of a brilliant cook over the years is the ability to take a few, often mild ingredients and turn them into something that is more than the sum of its parts–a wholly new and complex flavor. This she does easily.

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