Back to Butter: A Traditional Foods Cookbook Review (and Giveaway!)
As a blogger and Real Food eater, I come across LOTS and LOTS of books. Sometimes, they are even mailed to me (in hopes I will read them, review them and write a blog post).
Occasionally I will get an email asking if I would like to review a book and also offering to give one away to my readers.
Honestly, I don’t say “yes” to many of them. I’m pretty picky about what I spend my time reading/reviewing and if it isn’t Real Food or Holistic Health-related, I say a polite “no thanks”.
That being said, I promise you that THIS BOOK was worth reviewing.
And it’s worth me saying “yes” to the authors giving one away to one of my readers.
The authors, Molly Chester and her mom Sandy Schrecengost, have changed their health using traditional foods. After trying every other diet and fad out there, they finally turned to Traditional Foods. They saw their GERDs (acid reflux) and PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian System) slowly disappear.
Just real, Traditional Foods.
These changes prompted them to give up their high-paying jobs and buy a 160-acre farm in southern California. This makes me a little jealous.
What are Traditional Foods, you ask? Thinks like Fats/Oils, Sustainable & Pastured/Grassfed Meat, Full Fat/Raw Dairy, Nuts/Seeds/Beans/Grains that are prepared properly, Natural Sweeteners and Fermented Foods.
Sometimes books on Traditional Foods end up being a little textbook-y. You know, so much detailed info that your head hurts when you read it. But NOT this one.
The authors are succinct and no-nonsense in their approach to sharing info. They provide valuable, researched nutrition info. The authors do a GREAT job at explaining in common terms what Traditional Foods are, how to prepare them and WHY!
And not only that, but the pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!!
Even within the recipe portion they include little tidbits of helpful information for those aiming to eat more Traditional, Real Foods. Nutrition-dense foods are what our bodies need and crave!
I truly think this is a very helpful and real-life book that every Real Food eater should have in their library. While I haven’t been able to try any of the recipes yet (bad timing as we just sold our home and are packing things up), I cannot wait to try some of the mouth-watering recipes like this one:
AND, I am so excited that the authors are giving away ONE COPY of this book to one of my readers!