THE HERBALIST’S KITCHEN: Brittany Wood Nickerson has put together a beautifully illustrated book full of imaginative recipes, all in line with Wise Traditions principles. You’ll have fun with the herbal salts, herb pestos and herbal beverages! This book will definitely inspire you to plant an herb garden, and give you plenty of ideas on what to do with your harvest.
COMMON ROOTS COOKBOOK: Cathy and Ernest Hohmeyer, long-time chapter leaders, own Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat in upstate New York. This charming cookbook contains lots of local lore as well as fun recipes. Cathy does delicious things with potatoes!
ZAZU DREAMS: A tale for children with plenty of footnotes for adults, Zazu Dreams mingles myth with science, literature and history to illustrate a world of symbiotic relationships. You’ll find many references to food and nourishment in this charming tale by Cara Judea Alhadeff, with paintings by Micaela Amateau Amato.
THE INDEPENDENT FARMSTEAD: Thinking about going into pasture-based farming? This is the book for you! Shawn and Beth Dougherty cover all the bases—land ownership, water, grass, fencing, ruminants, dairy foods, poultry, pigs, butchering—everything you need to be an independent farmsteader, all capped with an introduction by Joel Salatin. You’ll learn the elements of a good paddock, how to integrate different species, the many models of raising pigs and much, much more valuable information.
CURE AMD – ANCESTRAL DIETARY STRATEGY TO PREVENT & REVERSE MACULAR DEGENERATION: Chris A. Knobbe, MD, an associate clinical professor of ophthalmology, tackles this difficult condition, said to be incurable, by pointing out the association of AMD with modern processed foods, especially vegetable oils, and deficiencies in key nutrients, notably vitamin A. The book is filled with references to the work of Weston A. Price and ancestral diets. Especially interesting is Knobbe’s discussion of synthetic vitamins versus natural vitamins from food—and the evidence squarely supports getting these nutrients from food. His dietary recommendations are 100 percent on target; they include organ meats, cod liver oil, fish eggs, shellfish and raw dairy foods.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly magazine of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Spring 2017.