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Title:
The wholefood catalog : a complete guide to natural foods
Author:
Atlas, Nava.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Fawcett Columbine, 1988.
Physical Description:
212 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780449901977
Format :
Book

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Publisher's Weekly Review

This helpful guide explores purchasing, storage, nutritive values of and cooking suggestions for a number of foods. Some items like peaches, pecans, rye flour and yogurt are grocery-store staples. Others, including amaranth flour, carob, dulse and mung beans, are more easily located in health-food stores. For cooks who are enticed but baffled by whole-food store selections, Atlas dishes up buckwheat noodles with asparagus and a sweet-and-sour sauce, and tells readers how to open a coconut, what quinoa flour is and how to pronounce kefir. Much of the cooking information comes as brief hints: substitute peanut butter for some of the fat in piecrusts; or, toss chopped figs into a spice cake. Readers will appreciate the sampling of meatless recipes, such as chilled potato-buttermilk soup, whole-wheat pasta with sweet-red-pepper sauce, cheddar-corn muffins and cashew-butter sauce. The tone is encouraging and easygoing; the volume even permits semisweet-chocolate chips, anathema to hard-liners. Atlas is the author of American Harvest, a vegetarian cookbook. Illustrated. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved