Revive the lost arts of fermenting, canning, preserving, and creating your own ingredients. The Institute of Domestic Technology Cookbook is a collection of 250 recipes, ideas, and methods for stocking a kitchen, do-it-yourself foodcrafting projects, and cooking with homemade ingredients.
From the Institute of Domestic Technology, a revered foodcrafting school in Los Angeles, each chapter is based on the school's curriculum and covers all manners of techniques—such as curing, bread-baking, cheese-making, coffee-roasting, butchering, and more.
The chapters include instructions on how to make your own food products and pantry staples, as well as recipes highlighting those very ingredients—for example, make your own feta and bake it into a Greek phyllo pie, or learn how to dehydrate leftover produce and use it in homemade instant soup mixes.
Each chapter includes instructions to make your own pantry staples, like ground mustard, sourdough starter, and miso paste. It's complete with recipes that utilize the very ingredients you made. The book is filled with informative and helpful features like flavor variation charts, extended tutorials, faculty advice, and instructional line drawings
Also included are features like foodcrafting charts, historical tidbits, 100+ photos and illustrations, how-tos, and sidebars featuring experts and deans from the Institute, including LA-based cheese-makers, coffee roasters, butchers, and more. This book is beautiful enough to sit on your coffee table!
This book makes a great gift for foodcrafters, food geeks, food pioneers, farmers' market shoppers, as well as people who feel nostalgic for a slower way of life. Enjoy!