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The new bread basket : how the new crop of grain growers, plant breeders, millers, maltsters, bakers, brewers, and local food activists are redefining our daily loaf

Author: Amy Halloran
Publisher: White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Halloran
ISBN: 9781603585675 1603585672 1603585680 9781603585682
OCLC Number: 905222137
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 236 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The farmer, the miller, and the baker --
Public works --
People and plants --
Know your flour --
Bread builds community --
Eat the landscape --
Everyday revolutions --
Transformation --
The bread lab --
Seeding new grass --
Valley malt --
Beer grows grains --
The next bread.
Other Titles: How the new crop of grain growers, plant breeders, millers, maltsters, bakers, brewers, and local food activists are redefining our daily loaf
Responsibility: Amy Halloran.

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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 devleping 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 thay benefits people, local businesses, and the einvironment."--Back cover.

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-In The New Bread Basket, Amy Halloran immerses herself in the burgeoning local grain movement, finding the farmers, wheat breeders, millers, bakers and brewers who are creating a new food culture. Read more...

 
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