Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Back to Butter: A Traditional Foods Cookbook

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Book Review - Back to Butter: A Traditional Foods Cookbook

Back to Butter: A Traditional Foods Cookbook
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About the Book
It’s time to get back to your roots (literally) with Back to Butter. It’s time to get away from processed and industrialized foods and enjoy an energizing, nutrient-rich, and satisfying lifestyle. It’s time to feel great!

The traditional food movement focuses on real, whole foods—foods that our ancestors ate—and is quickly becoming the diet and lifestyle of choice for those looking to nourish themselves in the most sound and natural way possible.

Traditional foods are unprocessed, naturally raised, traditionally prepared, deeply nourishing, and decidedly unrefined. Authors Molly Chester and Sandy Schrecengost take you through the basics of a traditional diet with ease and understanding, offering a list to get your pantry started and why some of the natural foods that you may have though you should avoid (like butter, eggs, full-fat dairy, and meat) are actually healthy and essential.

And eating a traditional diet doesn’t mean you can’t have your favorites!

  • White Bean Chicken Chili
  • Caesar Salad with Sourdough Herbed Croutons
  • Baked Potatoes with the Works
  • Buttermilk Pan-Fried Chicken
  • Wonderful Winter Pot Roast
  • Hummus, Guacamole, and Onion dips!
  • Peach Caramel Pie
  • Rich Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Rediscover how great whole foods can be with this guide to natural, healthy meals that make you want to thank your grandmother’s grandmother’s grandmother.

My Take on the Book
Molly Chester and her husband own Apricot Land Farms in California. This cookbook she co-authored with her mother, Sandy Schrecengost. The cookbook takes the reader back to a traditional diet using all natural foods that maybe you thought you should avoid ( like butter, eggs, full fat dairy, etc.).

The authors give the reader not only history about the foods but an enormous amount of nutritional information. I was especially interested in the detailed photos and information about various fats one could use in cooking. I had no idea there were so many choices.

You will be able to learn about meats, grains, beans, seeds, cheeses, nuts and how to cook /use them in your food preparations in your own home. The recipes with photos look delicious. Often on the recipe page the authors included suggestions for variations of the same recipe , just changing some of the ingredients.

If you enjoy cooking and learning how to provide healthy meals for you and your family using unprocessed foods, I believe you will find this cookbook an exceptional addition to your cookbook library.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Bless you, Dad of Divas, for you kind words. Means a lot. We hope you enjoy our book. Sandy Schrec