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Simple Food For The Good Life Paperback – Jan 1 1991


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 309 pages
  • Publisher: STILLPOINT PUBLISHING; Revised edition (Jan. 1 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0913299243
  • ISBN-13: 978-0913299241
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 14 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,509,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Helen Nearing left city life with her husband, Scott, nearly sixty years ago to move first to Vermont and then to their farm in Harborside, Maine. The Nearings' food and living philosophies have provided the guidelines for many who seek a simpler way of life. Helen is the author of Wise Words for the Good Life: A Homesteader's Personal Collection, Loving and Leaving the Good Life, Simple Food for the Good Life, and co-author (with Scott Nearing) of The Maple Sugar Book.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Baysuite on April 30 2002
Format: Paperback
...because the recipes are the best part of this book. I'm not particularly fond of the writer's style, though one could admire the honesty and candor in her writing. To me she seems just too self-righteous, and I'm not too fond of any book where meat-eaters get unnecessarily criticized. If I choose not to eat meat, why in the world would I want to bash those who do? What? Does it make ME look better? Make THEM feel stupid for their choices? To me that doesn't really accomplish anything, and only pushes people further away. She has a real take it or leave it attitude ("here's what I cooked. Eat it. If you like it, good. If you don't, go get it somewhere else.") Well, it's pretty easy for her to have that attitude, because she and her husband eat the same way...she can afford to make that statement without great risk. I just wasn't feeling her attitude in this book, but to her credit, her recipes are great. Nothing is too time consuming, and everything is healthful and all natural...just the way I like to eat. If you want to create food that's simple, close to the earth, and fast and easy, without much fuss or muss, or if you just plain old hate to cook, then this IS the book for you...read it and enjoy...
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K.C. on Nov. 29 1999
Format: Paperback
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, more than I enjoyed "Living the Good Life." Helen Nearing gives clear, concise arguments for eating simple, unprocessed food. As a strict vegetarian who has to sometimes defend my dietary choices to my family and friends, I treasured her well-laid out chapter on vegetarianism. Though Helen definitely had her own opinions and stuck to them, I like the message of tolerance that comes through when she speaks about dietary choices and conciences. The recipes are all very simple and easy to understand, and, unlike some vegetarian cookbooks, do not call for hard-to-find ingredients. I also liked her use of quotes on vegetarianism, food in general, and cooking. A very good book, good for anyone who is reevaluating his or her diet.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donald A. Newlove on May 15 2001
Format: Paperback
I must correct my receipe above (below?) for Helen's horse chow. It's four cups oldfashioned oats, a half cup of raisins, good olive oil, salt, and juice of a lemon. MIX RAW, NO COOKING NEEDED. Believe me, that is an unbearably delicious breakfast. You MUST STOP at one bowl--but you don't want to. I usually make a big salad bowl full, two or three pounds (and it's far cheaper than processed breakfast food), which might last four days, if I'm a good boy.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Janet Russell (russelljan@aol.com) on Oct. 20 1997
Format: Paperback
This book is more than a cookbook. It is filled with centuries-old quotes about food and cooking as well as the author's opinionated views of food and her preference for vegetarianism. I am definitely not a vegetarian myself, but I got a lot out of this book nonetheless. It will make you stop and think about your food choices, what is simple as opposed to what is excessive. I recommend this book if you're re-evaluating your food consumption.
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