The Tumbleweed Gourmet: Cooking with Wild Southwestern Plants

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9780816510214: The Tumbleweed Gourmet: Cooking with Wild Southwestern Plants
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The plants of the American Southwest were the diet of Indians and, later, settlers. Niethammer believes we need to use all our natural resources today, and return to everyday consumption of such traditional regional foods as mesquite, acorns, tepary beans, and tumbleweed sprouts. Most of her recipes, such as mesquite mousse and pickled acorns, are variations on traditional recipes, and many originated with staff of Southwestern organizations. The line drawings are attractive and useful for identification. A list of mail order distributors will help readers in the rest of the country. Of regional and special interest, but good browsing too. SP
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"Dishes prepared from this off-beat cookbook using wild plants available in backyards and city lots of the Southwest will introduce interesting and nutritious meals to residents of the Sunbelt."—American Horticulturist "Adapting traditional recipes to contemporary life-styles and kitchens, the author shows how foraging wild plants (nuts, fruits, berries) and cultivating age-old crops (beans, squashes) can sustain the body and inspire the cuisine of today."—Booklist

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