This is a nice big and heavy book, I have the revised second Edition, and I would love to tell you that I use this book lots but I don’t.. I love to read it, I really like to read the side writings that are filled to the brim with interesting facts. They are worth picking up the book on their own.
I do find her a little preachy, well maybe that’s not the right word, its like she thinks no one has remembered these things and that we all need to have it explained to us at a grade five level, the side writing never get that tone, which I think is why I like them so much more.
I have made a number of things out of the book and they are all good but truthfully I think that you have to really! be into the health food store way of eating to follow this book. So its a mixed review for me, I like that you can find ways to prepare sweetmeats, a excellent chapter on broths, and a ton! of great info, makes this a much read book on my shelves, but as a cookbook, not so much, I would have to change what I store and pay alot more $ in order to get many of the things from across the world and that defeats the purpose of being more self-sustaining on the farm and supporting our local area farmers.
I am still giving it a high recommendation because I think for someone raised off the farm or a generation or two away from any kind of direct contact from producing their own food, its excellent, for those that are on the farms, the side information makes it worth while.
As a homesteader book 3 out of 5, as a good read 5 out of 5