Giveaway! The Lost Arts of Hearth and HomePosted by in Books
Here’s a little holiday gift for my readers. The Lost Arts of Hearth and Home: The Happy Luddite’s Guide to Domestic Self-Sufficiency by Ken Albala and Rosanna Nafziger Henderson. I’m giving away one copy to a lucky reader.
The book is not for people who raise their own chickens, weave their own clothes or forage on a daily basis. Instead, it’s meant for folks who live in the city or burbs and are looking for ways to do a little more themselves. About 3/4 of the book is about food – making, preserving, etc. Want to make your own soy sauce or mustard, or make dumplings from leftover bread? You’ll find out how here. There are recipes for things I’ve never heard of, like Beef Rindsrouladen and Durian. This definitely will expand your cooking routine and show you some techniques you might have been afraid to try (like pickling). The rest of the book has small projects like making a broom, making a quill pen, quilting, and sewing.
If you want to learn to do some projects around the house in an old-fashioned, low tech kind of way, you’ll enjoy this book.
The book was sent to me for review by the publisher without any expectations or requirements.
To enter, leave a comment on this post. You must enter by midnight ET on Friday, December 14, 2012. I’ll randomly and blindly select the winner by random number drawing (numbers assigned in order of comments here). Sorry, offer limited to U.S. addresses only and entrants age 18 and up only. One entry per person. Winners notified by email given when entering; not responsible for email transmission problems or postal delivery problems or failures. You are responsible for notifying me of your correct mailing address if you are selected as a winner. Contest closes at midnight Eastern time on 12/14/12. Prize is nontransferable and may not be redeemed for cash. I reserve the right to announce the name of the winner on the blog.
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This book sounds really useful. My mom was a career woman and never taught me stuff like how to preserve food.
I know a few tricks of homesteading, but not enough. I think I could still benefit from a book like this!
Sounds interesting! Can always use some new practical ideas.
Hi Brette. I shall tweet this so more people will find out and hopefully stop by. Good luck!
Love it! It doesn’t matter where you live – learning (and saving) is always good!
Sounds like an interesting book. with a lot to offer.
sounds like a good read — I like learning about hands on recipes
Sounds like a fun book to share with kids, too.
Durian recipes? That alone might be worth it. Although I can’t imagine it’s tasty, having smelled it a time or two.
This sounds so interesting! Your books are always about fascinating subjects!
I’d love to read this book!
I would love to have this book.
I know a few people who would love this book…if I win, can I re-gift? 🙂
My daughter is wonderfully old-fashioned and down to earth, this would make a beautiful gift for her <3
Thank you for the sweet giveaway!
Sounds like a great helpful book
would love to read this