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Make the bread, buy the butter: what you should and shouldn't cook from scratch--over 120 recipes for the best homemade foods

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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, guacamole, and yogurt, you should probably buy your hamburger buns, potato chips, and rice pudding. Tired? Buy your mayonnaise. Inspired? Make it. With its fresh voice and delightful humor, Make the Bread, Buy the Butter gives 120 recipes with eminently practical yet deliciously fun "Make or buy" recommendations. Reese is relentlessly entertaining as she relates her food and animal husbandry adventures, which amuse and perplex as well as nourish and sustain her family. Her tales include living with a backyard full of cheerful chickens, muttering ducks, and adorable baby goats; countertops laden with lacto-fermenting pickles; and closets full of mellowing cheeses. Here's the full picture of what is involved in a truly homemade life--with the good news that you shouldn't try to make everything yourself--and how to get the most out of your time in the kitchen.
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display_description "A lively, frugal-chic answer to the question "Make or Buy" about 120 different food staples"-- Provided by publisher. "Does becoming part of the home cooking movement mean cooking everything from scratch? According to Jennifer Reese, known as The Tipsy Baker to her online foodie following, there are plenty of products that you should buy at the store. Make your own bread, for instance, but buy the butter--making butter takes too long and doesn't taste better. Jennifer Reese's popular cost-benefit experiments became the most emailed story on Slate for a week, and this book brings her conscientious, frugal-chic approach to 120 food staples in a narrative with recipes that explores the homemade life"-- Provided by publisher.
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subject_facet Agricultural processing, Cookbooks, Natural foods -- Processing, Processed foods -- Costs
title_display Make the bread, buy the butter : what you should and shouldn't cook from scratch--over 120 recipes for the best homemade foods
title_full Make the Bread, Buy the Butter What You Should and Shouldn't Cook from Scratch — Over 120 Recipes for the Best Homemade Foods, Make the bread, buy the butter : what you should and shouldn't cook from scratch--over 120 recipes for the best homemade foods / Jennifer Reese
title_short Make the bread, buy the butter :
title_sub what you should and shouldn't cook from scratch--over 120 recipes for the best homemade foods
topic_facet Agricultural processing, Biography & Autobiography, Cooking & Food, Costs, Natural foods, Nonfiction, Processed foods, Processing, Reference