The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Resource for Healthy Eating

The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Resource for Healthy Eating

The bible of nutritional eating-now fully updated for the twenty- first-century kitchen

The average American’s awareness of the relationship between diet and mental and physical well being has virtually exploded since The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia was first published in 1983. There has never been a greater selection of whole foods available at even a typical grocery store-but the choices can often be dizzying.

This new edition shows consumers how to select, prepare, store, and use more than 1,000 familiar and unusual foods to maintain optimum health and heal what ails them. Readers of Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser- as well as anyone concerned about the quality of the food they ingest- will make this the go-to resource on good nutrition.

This updated edition of The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia includes:

?More than two hundred new entries
?A new index featuring home remedies
?Line drawings illustrating unusual foods
?Resources for hard-to-find foods
?A fully cross-referenced format with sidebar recipes throughout



If you eat natural foods, or want to learn more about them, reading The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia will be a treat. The book is an invitation to learn the lore, health properties, and use of more than a thousand familiar and unusual foods and herbs. Each entry consists of a description, a little history or legend, the health benefits, and how to buy (or find) and use it. Author Rebecca Wood clearly delights in her subject–her writing is warm, like love letters to these intriguing foods. “I don’t know what I love most about asafetida–its knock-your-socks-off sulfurous aroma … or … its pungent but pleasant and satisfying flavor,” she writes of the herb also known as devil’s dung. “I also love the way the word rolls off my tongue.” Not all the entries are complimentary, though–Wood tried to like banana squash, but ended up feeding it to her chickens. Dotting the food entries are sidebars of recipes, preparation suggestions, and weird information that doesn’t fit anywhere else: how horses get sunburned, why young wives fed their elderly husbands celery in the 1600s, tips for not crying over onions, and how to harvest natural chewing gum, for example. You may start by looking up a particular food, but you’ll linger, reading just for the pleasure of it. –Joan Price

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