The New Bread Basket

The New Bread Basket
Author: Amy Halloran
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2015-06-26
Genre: Cooking
ISBN: 9781603585682

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For more than 10,000 years, grains have been the staples of Western civilization. The stored energy of grain allowed our ancestors to shift from nomadic hunting and gathering and build settled communities—even great cities. Though most bread now comes from factory bakeries, the symbolism of wheat and bread—amber waves of grain, the staff of life—still carries great meaning. Today, bread and beer are once again building community as a new band of farmers, bakers, millers, and maltsters work to reinvent local grain systems. The New Bread Basket tells their stories and reveals the village that stands behind every loaf and every pint. While eating locally grown crops like heirloom tomatoes has become almost a cliché, grains are late in arriving to local tables, because growing them requires a lot of land and equipment. Milling, malting, and marketing take both tools and cooperation. The New Bread Basket reveals the bones of that cooperation, profiling the seed breeders, agronomists, and grassroots food activists who are collaborating with farmers, millers, bakers, and other local producers. Take Andrea and Christian Stanley, a couple who taught themselves the craft of malting and opened the first malthouse in New England in one hundred years. Outside Ithaca, New York, bread from a farmer-miller-baker partnership has become an emblem in the battle against shale gas fracking. And in the Pacific Northwest, people are shifting grain markets from commodity exports to regional feed, food, and alcohol production. Such pioneering grain projects give consumers an alternative to industrial bread and beer, and return their production to a scale that respects people, local communities, and the health of the environment. Many Americans today avoid gluten and carbohydrates. Yet, our shared history with grains—from the village baker to Wonder Bread—suggests that modern changes in farming and processing could be the real reason that grains have become suspect in popular nutrition. The people profiled in The New Bread Basket are returning to traditional methods like long sourdough fermentations that might address the dietary ills attributed to wheat. Their work and lives make our foundational crops visible, and vital, again.

The New Bread Basket

The New Bread Basket
Author: Amy Halloran
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2015
Genre: Bread
ISBN: 9781603585675

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"The New Bread Basket tells the story of how a radical band of grain pioneers--farmers, millers, bakers, brewers, and maltsters--are reinventing community grain systems and reintroducing grains as a viable food crop. Today's commodity grain industry has let many Americans to avoid eating gluten and carbohydrates altogether. Yet our long history with grains suggests that changes in farming and processing could be the real reason wheat has become suspect in popular nutrition. In The New Bread Basket, Amy Halloran introduces readers to a wide range of important projects developing outside of the traditional wheat belt that are empowering communities to turn away from factory bread and beer and revitalize local grain production in a way that benefits people, local businesses, and the environment."--Back cover.

Designer Food

Designer Food
Author: Gregory E. Pence
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2002
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0742508390

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The phrase genetically modified food conjures images of apples with eyeballs and tomatoes with toes. But the true story behind this technology is much more complex that anyone may realize. Join Pence's investigation of this latest public issue and take a front-row seat at what will surely become the hottest debate since human cloning.

Beyond the Bread Basket

Beyond the Bread Basket
Author: Eric Kayser
Publsiher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2012-09-04
Genre: Bread
ISBN: 2080201158

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Master baker Eric Kayser reveals the secret of his marvelous creations, and provides innovative and delicious ways of incorporating bread into a variety of main courses, accompaniments, and desserts.With much flair and the hand of a practiced baker, he presents his collection of sixty surprising and easy-to-follow recipes, transforming bread into a condiment in recipes such as Stuffed Mussels, Breadcrumbs with Curry, or Sausage Crumble, or the main ingredient of a dish as in Chicken with Raisin Bread Stuffing. Kayser uses bread as a plate or bowl for his bruschetta, tapas, soup, and Roasted Vegetable Salad. He reinvents the humble sandwich and offers new versions of open-faced tartine sandwiches, whether classic Foccacio with Sesame Seeds or exotic Tandoori Chicken. Rounding off this collection are irresistible desserts that are pure treasures of sweetness, such as French Toast with Caramelized Apples, Chocolate Soup, and Toasted Brioche."

Encyclopedia of the Great Plains

Encyclopedia of the Great Plains
Author: David J. Wishart
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 962
Release: 2004-01-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 0803247877

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"Wishart and the staff of the Center for Great Plains Studies have compiled a wide-ranging (pun intended) encyclopedia of this important region. Their objective was to 'give definition to a region that has traditionally been poorly defined,' and they have

Mary s Bread Basket and Soup Kettle

Mary s Bread Basket and Soup Kettle
Author: Mary Gubser
Publsiher: William Morrow
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1975
Genre: Bread
ISBN: 0688029752

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Baking Artisan Bread

Baking Artisan Bread
Author: Ciril Hitz
Publsiher: Quarry Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2008-10-01
Genre: Cooking
ISBN: 9781616735265

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Baking Artisan Bread provides an unintimidating, formula-based approach to baking bread at home. With step-by-step, photo-illustrated instructions, chef Ciril Hitz shows you how with just 10 formulas you can create more than 30 different breads. After a full exploration of the ingredients, equipment, and techniques of bread baking, move confidently into the kitchen to bake a range of bread types with easy-to-follow recipes for these doughs: Baguette Ciabatta Whole Wheat Pane Francese Pizza Bagel Pain de Mie Challah Brioche Croissant Once you’ve mastered these staples, expand your repertoire with variations on each formula. Baguette dough yields a bouquet of breadsticks, buttery brioche becomes an elegant fruit Danish, challah transforms into delicately flavored orange aniseed wheels, and so on—deliciously. Baking bread is fun, but the fruits of the labor are often copious. Ciril comes to the rescue with some basic recipes that include bread as a main ingredient, including bread crumbs, croutons, bagel chips, French toast, and bread pudding. A second set of extras includes formulas to help make your bread creations sing, with washes and glazes as well as ideas for sweet and savory embellishments to guide your culinary creativity. With simple ingredients and most of the equipment needed already in the kitchen, you’ll be filling your home with the heavenly aroma of baking bread in no time!

The Risks of Multiple Breadbasket Failures in the 21st Century

The Risks of Multiple Breadbasket Failures in the 21st Century
Author: Anthony Janetos,Christopher Justice,Molly Jahn,Michael Obersteiner,Joseph Glauber,William Mulhern
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 22
Release: 2017-03-06
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1936727145

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According to the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization (Statistics Division 2016), a relatively small area of the world, 23 percent of total cropland, accounts for a large proportion of total global cereal production, with most of the area devoted to three major cereal crops: maize (70.3 percent), wheat (69.3 percent), and rice (84.5 percent). In a recent study of global hotspots of heat stress due to climate change, Teixeira et al (2013) showed areas of Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, and North America (40-60 degrees N.), which include the major grain producing areas of the world, as being particularly vulnerable. The structure of globalized food systems, with major constrictions in trade flows and highly concentrated areas of the world's food production, creates obvious vulnerabilities. Systematic evaluation of the likelihood of disruptive events in relation to each other and their potential impacts has not been done.Written by an interdisciplinary team of leading researchers, this Pardee Center Research Report describes a science research agenda toward improved probabilistic modeling and prediction of multiple breadbasket failures and the potential consequences for global food systems. The authors highlight gaps in the existing empirical foundation and analytical capabilities, and offer general approaches to address these gaps. They also suggest the need to fuse diverse data sources, recent observations, and new suites of dynamic models capable of connecting agricultural outcomes to elements of the global food system. The goal of these efforts is to provide better information concerning potential systemic risks to breadbaskets in various regions of the world to inform policies and decisions that have the potential for global impacts.This reports stems from an international, interdisciplinary workshop organized by Knowledge Systems for Sustainability and hosted by the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University, with support from Thomson Reuters, in November 2014.