December 5, 2012

Natural Foodie: Books that will give ingredients for good health

By Avery Yale Kamila akamila@mainetoday.com
Staff Writer

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“Asian Tofu” by Andrea Nguyen offers lots of ideas for nutritious dishes.

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“Bean by Bean” by Crescent Dragonwagon includes more than 175 recipes from a variety of culinary traditions.

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Professor Pachirat, in an effort to examine how we hide the horrors of assembly line slaughter from the general public, gets a job at an Omaha meat packing plant. Here he weaves a tale of mind-numbing job duties, deliberately hidden violence and bureaucratic disregard for contaminated food. It's "The Jungle" for the 21st century.

HISTORICAL REISSUE

•  "Vegetable Diet," by William Alcott, $29.99

Advocates of vegetarian eating can be found thousands of years ago in ancient India and Greece, but one of the first to publicly espouse an animal-free diet in America was doctor and social reformer William Alcott (and relative of author Louisa May Alcott). Andrews McMeel Publishing has reissued his 1838 vegetarian treatise in a gorgeous cloth-bound, gold-edged edition.

The book offers first-hand accounts of the health benefits gained by eating a plant-based diet that echo current public health debates.

VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE COOKING

•  "Clean Food: A Seasonal Guide to Eating Close to the Source," by Terry Walters, $30

Organized by season, this cookbook is updated from the 2009 edition with new recipes, full-color photographs, gluten-free recipe tweaks and between meal snacks. Walters makes eating whole, seasonal, vegan food easy and delicious.

Her recipes include cucumber noodles with bok choy and peanut sauce, crispy roasted chickpeas, sweet potato and black bean burritos with cashew cheese, and chocolate lover's tart.

Staff Writer Avery Yale Kamila can be contacted at 791-6297 or at:

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The updated “Clean Food” by Terry Walters offers new vegan recipes.

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"Every Twelve Seconds" is an expose of assembly line slaughter.

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“The Joy of Foraging” by Gary Lincoff is a guide to wild edibles.

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"Vegetable Diet" is a reissue of an 1838 treatise by American doctor and social reformer William Alcott.

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“Wild About Greens” by Nava Atlas offers lots of ideas for nutritious dishes.

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