The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home
The Happy Luddite's Guide to Self-sufficiency, A Recondite Treasury of Arcane Secrets, Wherein Are Explained Mysteries of the Kitchen and Cupboard, Plainly Set Forth for Those Who Would Profit Materially and Spiritually Through Self-sufficiency, Honest Unplugged Labor, and Diligent Application of Economic Principles Derived From Esteemed Forebears in Matters Both Esculent and DomesticBook - 2012
The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home is not about extreme, off-the-grid living. It's for city and suburban dwellers with day jobs- people who love to cook, love fresh, natural ingredients, and love old techniques for preservation; people who like doing things themselves with a needle and thread, garden hoe, or manual saw.
Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger Henderson spread the spirit of antiquated self-sufficiency throughout the household. They offer projects that are decidedly unplugged and a little daring, including-
Intended for industrious cooks and crafters who aren't afraid to roll up their sleeves, The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home will teach you the history and how-to on projects for every facet of your home, all without the electric toys that take away from the experience of making things by hand.