Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon had been on my Amazon wishlist for a long time. I had seen references to it on several American blogs and I was aware that it has been an influential book. However, there are lots of good books out there, a LOT of recipe books, and it just seemed well, rather expensive.
When I finally moved Nourishing Traditions from my wishlist to my basket, then started to read a snatched paragraph here and there, I was hooked!
I’m a mum, a wife, I homeschool, and I’m pretty disorganised. I don’t have a lot of time to read esoteric books. But, if I don’t have a lot of time for it, I do have a lot of need. My husband has various food intolerances, it was looking like my year old girl may have some kind of intolerance and I was keen to learn how best to wean my third baby.
So I started at the beginning and worked my way through. 1 page a day. Not many words, but each page of the 68 page introduction packs a punch and I couldn’t wait to read on. This was revolutionary stuff. Yet somehow intuitive, traditional, common sense.
I couldn’t wait to implement everything, all at once, yesterday, but there was a problem….this book is 674 pages long and has a lot of recipes. I don’t have a lot of spare time.
So against my instinct, personality and desire I am changing our diet more steadily. In this blog I am going to chart some of these changes. The challenge is to cook all the way through the book. In no particular order, to no particular timeline, but I’m even going to try to do the weird raw meat and organs recipes. Eventually. Along the way I’m going to share where I have been able to source ingredients (raw butter, unpasteurised cheese, keffir grains, organic liver, grass fed beef)., what Im feeding my baby, and Im hoping to learn more about British food production and the nourishing traditions unique to Britain.
It seems that there are many blogs influenced by Nourishing Traditions and the Weston A Price Foundation in America, but not many on our own fair island of England / UK / Great Britain. I am hoping that this site will be a help for others (YOU?) as you make changes to how you choose and prepare your food.