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Make the Bread, Buy the Butter - by Jennifer Reese (Paperback)

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Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 304

Format: Paperback

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: Culinary

Publisher: Atria Books

Author: Jennifer Reese

Language: English

Street Date: October 16, 2012
TCIN: 14260195
UPC: 9781451605884
Item Number (DPCI): 248-81-1162
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



Reese's "Make the Bread, Buy the Butter" is a lively, frugal-chic answer to the question, "Make or buy?" It includes about 120 different food staples.



Book Synopsis



Selected by the New York Times as a Notable Cookbook, by USA TODAY as a Best Holiday Gift For the Foodie, and by More.com as one of their Best Cookbooks of the Year. This unique combination of recipes, memoir, and advice is "pure entertainment in an original, fresh voice" (Mollie Katzen, author of Moosewood Cookbook).When blogger Jennifer Reese lost her job, she began a series of food-related experiments. Economizing by making her own peanut butter, pita bread, and yogurt, she found that "doing it yourself" doesn't always cost less or taste better. In fact, she found that the joys of making some foods from scratch-- marshmallows, hot dog buns, and hummus--can be augmented by buying certain ready-made foods--butter, ketchup, and hamburger buns. Tired? Buy your mayonnaise. Inspired? Make it. With Reese's fresh voice and delightful humor, Make the Bread, Buy the Butter has 120 recipes with eminently practical yet deliciously fun "make or buy" recommendations. 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 and how to get the most out of your time in the kitchen--with the good news that you shouldn't try to make everything yourself.



Review Quotes




"In a time when the pressure's on to be green, organic and homemade, food fans and cooks will appreciate a book that encourages balance: Make your own hummus, yogurt and dill pickles, but buy sashimi, baguettes and corn dogs."



About the Author



Jennifer Reese has been a professional journalist all of her adult life, working mostly for national magazines, and has been an avid, adventurous home cook for even longer, which she blogs about at the Tipsy Baker (TipsyBaker.com) as well as for online publications like Slate. Reese also teaches cooking classes in Marin County, California, where she lives with her family.
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