The Modern Pioneer Cookbook

Nourishing Recipes From a Traditional Foods Kitchen

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Pub Date 15 Aug 2023 | Archive Date 28 Nov 2023

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Seasonal ingredients, traditional techniques, and nourishing recipes

Cooking traditional foods from scratch is easier and less expensive than you might think. In simpler times, people cooked from scratch using seasonal ingredients and traditional techniques like canning, fermenting, and drying to preserve the harvest. Mary Bryant Shrader follows these principles to create delicious, nutrient-dense meals that are affordable, budget-friendly, and additive-free. Now you can learn why so many people are big fans of the Mary’s Nest website and YouTube channel. In The Modern Pioneer Cookbook, Mary shows you how to master the basics of pioneer cooking to make over 85 delicious recipes that are all simple and incredibly nourishing. She shows you how to make cultured dairy, nourishing bone broths, fermented vegetables, sourdough starters, and sourdough bread, as well as traditional home-cooked recipes. You'll also learn how to soak and sprout grains, prep ingredients, stock your pantry, and shop for other essential ingredients.

Here's what you'll find inside:
  • Over 85 traditional, from-scratch recipes for bone broths, cultured dairy, ferments, home-baked breads, including sourdough, as well as recipes for chicken, meats, fish, vegetables, desserts, and much more.
  • Beautiful photography, including detailed pictures that will help you learn traditional cooking techniques.
  • Detailed instructions and cooking guidance that will help readers of all abilities cook like a pioneer, using traditional techniques.
  • Tips for sourcing ingredients and stocking and equipping your own traditional foods kitchen.

Discover for yourself how you can use simple ingredients and traditional techniques to cook the modern pioneer way.
Seasonal ingredients, traditional techniques, and nourishing recipes

Cooking traditional foods from scratch is easier and less expensive than you might think. In simpler times, people cooked from...

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Seasonal ingredients, traditional techniques, and nourishing recipes

Cooking traditional foods from scratch is easier and less expensive than you might think. In simpler times, people cooked from scratch using seasonal ingredients and traditional techniques like canning, fermenting, and drying to preserve the harvest. Mary Bryant Shrader follows these principles to create delicious, nutrient-dense meals that are affordable, budget-friendly and additive-free.

Now you can learn why so many people are big fans of the Mary’s Nest website and YouTube channel.

In The Modern Pioneer Cookbook, Mary shows you how to master the basics of pioneer cooking to make over 85 delicious recipes that are all simple and incredibly nourishing. She shows you how to make cultured dairy, nourishing bone broths, fermented vegetables, sourdough starters, and sourdough bread, as well as traditional home-cooked recipes. You'll also learn how to soak and sprout grains, prep ingredients, stock your pantry, and shop for other essential ingredients.

Here's what you'll find inside:
* Over 85 traditional, from-scratch recipes for bone broths, cultured dairy, ferments, and home-baked loaves of bread, including sourdough, as well as recipes for chicken, meats, fish, vegetables, desserts, and much more.
* Beautiful photography, including detailed pictures that will help you learn traditional cooking techniques.
* Detailed instructions and cooking guidance that will help readers of all abilities cook like a pioneer, using traditional techniques.
* Tips for sourcing ingredients and stocking and equipping your own traditionally eaten food kitchen.

Discover for yourself how you can use simple ingredients and traditional techniques to cook the modern pioneer way.

This book has been on a co-worker's desk for weeks begging for reviews and I have been reading it in bits and pieces here and there. Now that it has been published, I am adding in my review: it just showed up on NetGalley so maybe I will get approved there as well.

Mary is the kind of woman you want to have over for dinner - she is folksy, homey and not pretentious, nor is the book! There are great things to learn about traditional cooking ... well, traditional for North America and its farm-based food culture. These are easily found foods at any farm stand or supermarket --- no going to 10 different stores for 10 different obscure ingredients --- and the recipes are easily understood by cooks and bakers of all levels.

Of course, bone broth shows up ... let's call it stock and a base for soup vs. a method of starving oneself ala GOOP, fermented vegetables are popular but your intestinal tract will thank you (trust me!) and everyone was making sourdough during COVID lockdowns, so if you are late to the game, well start baking.

Mary had to move from NYC to the hill country of Texas to find her niche - and this excellent book will make your dinner plates sing!

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This is a great beginner book for people who want to make as much as they can homemade. It has recipes for homemade sauces,homemade broths, desserts, dinners, breads and various other recipes. This is a very diverse range of recipes and I think most people who read this would find a recipe they want to make. The recipes are easy to follow and understand. The photos throughout are wonderful and helpful. The recipes that I'm most excited to try are stovetop cottage cheese, homemade yogurt, Old Fashioned Cinnamon Graham Crackers and No Knead White Sandwich Bread. Special Thank You to Mary Bryant Shrader, DK, and NetGalley for allowing me to read a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

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I am definitely not one for making m,y own bone broth, canning or dehydrating foods, yet I found this cookbook to be completely fascinating.. I had no idea that you could,make your own ginger ale. Ms. Shrader’s instructions are clear and detailed. I am thrilled that such a book exists for when I get the bug to try something healthy and unique to this day and age. I plan to,make homemade ginger bug following her instructions over six days and then fresh ginger ale. My family will be thrilled with this activity. I will then follow it by doing a sourdough starter. And maybe then dehydrating some veggies. Who knows, I may turn out to be a modern pioneer woman! This cookbook is definitely fun to have around. Thank you Ms. Shrader for your clear and detailed instructions, notes and pictures.

I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Mary Bryant Shrader
Mary Bryant Shrader
Author Mary Bryant Shrader is a proponent of cooking from scratch because it is easier and less expensive, I would add it tastes so much better. When you are preserving your own food, you know what is in it, NO preservatives. The author has a website and YouTube channel where she goes by Mary’s Nest. If you think cooking from scratch is too hard, think again. The author offers how to’s along with 85 recipes. There is a wide range of recipes; they are easy to make, just follow the simple directions. She offers a list of equipment and appliances that would be nice to have as well as a list of equipment you will probably already have. Her section on the Four-Corners Pantry is wonderful. The working pantry is where you store nonperishable food that you use on a daily basis. The Refrigerator and Freezer is easy to understand, and the fourth corner of your Pantry is the Extended “prepper” pantry is where you store backup nonperishable food for restocking your working pantry. She includes a list of foods that have been categorized.
Did you know there is a right way to roast a chicken? Author Mary Bryant Shrader shares the correct way to cook a chicken…slowly. Don’t try to cook it fast. The temperature of the oven should be 350. Your vegetables should be under the chicken which has lots of herbs. You should allow about 25 minutes per pound. She even shares what you can do with the leftovers. In the pioneer’s kitchen there are no leftovers for there is a use for everything. The bones and pan drippings can be cooked to make broth or gravy. Leftover chicken can be used to make chicken tacos, chicken pot pie or soup.
This book is invaluable for cooking delicious, healthy foods for you family.

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I’m OBSESSED with this book. OBSESSED.

If you’ve ever been interested in transitioning to more traditional foods and less processed, then YOU NEED THIS BOOK.

Mary is like the mother, aunty, or grandma everyone wants. She gives you tips, tricks, and trades of pioneer living. From kitchen and pantry staples to broths, fats, dairy, pickling, baking, condiments. She explains what Superfoods are, how to preserve, and gives recipes for some sweet desserts and fulfills meals.

This isn’t just a cookbook, y’all. It’s a whole new way of living and I can’t wait to use this book as a guide.

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This will be a great resource for people who want to learn traditional, healthful cooking. Shrader does a great job explaining how to do things like fermenting, canning, using raw milk, cooking homemade stuff, etc for those who are new to it. I’ve been doing most of this for years but there were still tips and recipes I made notes of. It’s definitely suited more for those with traditional diets (meat and wheat) but there’s good info on lots of fun stuff like how to make a ginger bug and homemade soda, and stuff like that. There are favorite recipes for each section but not hundreds of them. Nutritional information is not provided but most of the recipes contain a photo. Much of the book is information, not just recipes. Recommended for anyone looking to learn how to make these traditional, healthy meals.

I read a temporary digital copy of this book for review.

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Title: The Modern Pioneer Cookbook: Nourishing Recipes From a Traditional Foods Kitchen
Author: Mary Bryant Shrader

Review:

"The Modern Pioneer Cookbook" by Mary Bryant Shrader is a delightful and informative culinary journey into the world of traditional foods and cooking techniques. Drawing inspiration from simpler times when people prepared meals from scratch using seasonal ingredients and traditional methods, Mary Bryant Shrader invites readers to rediscover the joys of cooking nourishing, additive-free dishes that are budget-friendly and delicious.

One of the book's standout features is its emphasis on returning to the basics of pioneer cooking. In a world where convenience often takes precedence over nutrition, Shrader's approach champions the use of whole foods and traditional cooking techniques like canning, fermenting, and drying to preserve the harvest. She demystifies these methods and demonstrates how accessible and cost-effective they can be in today's kitchen.

The book is a reflection of Mary's Nest website and YouTube channel, where she has garnered a loyal following for her expertise in traditional cooking. In "The Modern Pioneer Cookbook," she shares her wealth of knowledge with readers, making it accessible to those eager to explore traditional cooking for the first time and those looking to deepen their culinary skills.

Readers can expect to find a treasure trove of over 85 recipes that encompass a wide range of dishes. From nourishing bone broths and cultured dairy to fermented vegetables and sourdough bread, Mary offers a diverse array of recipes that celebrate the flavors of traditional cooking. The inclusion of detailed instructions and cooking guidance ensures that individuals of all cooking abilities can embrace pioneer-style cuisine with confidence.

The book is not merely a collection of recipes; it's also an educational resource. Mary provides valuable tips on sourcing ingredients, stocking a traditional foods pantry, and equipping one's kitchen with the essential tools for successful traditional cooking. This practical guidance empowers readers to embrace a lifestyle centered around whole foods and sustainable culinary practices.

Accompanied by beautiful photography and detailed images that illustrate traditional cooking techniques, "The Modern Pioneer Cookbook" engages the senses and brings the world of pioneer cooking to life. The visual elements of the book complement the recipes and serve as valuable aids for those new to traditional cooking.

In conclusion, Mary Bryant Shrader's "The Modern Pioneer Cookbook" is a remarkable resource for anyone interested in embracing the art of traditional cooking. With its wealth of recipes, educational content, and practical advice, it empowers readers to rediscover the joys of cooking from scratch and nurturing themselves and their loved ones with nutrient-dense, homemade dishes. Whether you're a seasoned cook or a beginner, this book will inspire and guide you on a journey to a more authentic and nourishing culinary experience.

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I want to thank Netgalley and the author for gifting me the ebook.
I really enjoyed this cookbook. It is full of really good recipes and they all are very well written with easy instructions. The photos are beautiful. Highly recommend!

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I loved this book! So many great techniques to get anyone started on their journey in the kitchen. Looking forward to making my own ginger bug and trying out so many of these recipes.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy!

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This is a fantastic book. Not another cookbook but a resource book with recipes. Want to make your own broths, cheese, pickling of veggies, making bread, preserving food – this is the book for you. Mary goes in detail on how to do/make whatever you are looking for. The book itself is perfection – hardback, dark print, beautiful photos – everything is nicely laid out. You can’t go wrong buying this book. In a day and age where you can’t trust where you food comes from or how it is made, more and more people are going back to the basics and doing it themselves. This is the book for you. This should be considered a homecook’s bible.

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Such a helpful cookbook!! It has categories that I am always looking for. Canning/pickling, basics like butter and other dairy foods. She has so many helpful tips on each recipe. It makes it easy and so doable. Sometimes, it is easy to be intimated by recipes. She presents everything in such a way that makes it beginner level and approachable! I loved this!!

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I love this cookbook! Lots of information about ingredients, techniques, and how to cook from scratch besides the over 85 amazing recipes. I love homemade everything and I’m so excited to try the recipes in this book. There are detailed instructions and lots of tips. There recipes for bone broths, fats, dairy (butter, cheese), pickling and fermenting, baking (breads, sourdough), sprouting. I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review

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