Saturday, April 16, 2011

A-Z Challenge - 'N'

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats is the topic for today.
Yes, that is a really long title for a book - but it is a really big book! Sally Fallon, the author, is the president and co-founder of the Weston A. Price Foundation - a nonprofit, tax-exempt nutrition education foundation. Both the foundation and the book shine a light on the benefits of proper, traditional nutrition and the drawbacks of the highly processed - supposedly healthy - foods that we are now inundated with.

The back cover of the book says it best:
"Recalling the culinary customs of our ancestors, and looking ahead to a future of robust good health for young and old, Nourishing Traditions offers modern families a fascinating guide to wise food choices and proper preparation techniques. Sally Fallon unites the wisdom of the ancients with the latest independent and accurate scientific research in over 700 delicious recipes that will please both exacting gourmets and busy parents."

This book has been a wonderful tool on my journey to wellness. In his book, The Maker's Diet, Jordan Rubin references Nourishing Traditions frequently. After reading Rubin's book, I immediately checked Nourishing Traditions out from the library and have since purchased the Kindle version of it that I use on the Kindle for PC (a free download from

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