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What are "Traditional Foods"?

post #1 of 42
Thread Starter 
Sourdough baking
Sprouting grains
Preservation methods such as:
Lacto-fermented vegetables
Drying fruits and meats

will add more as I think of it
post #2 of 42
Don't forget my favorite-raw dairy!!!

Suzy
post #3 of 42
Organically grown, mineral rich veggies. Super foods like chlorella, spirulina, bee pollen. Broth. Ethically raised, grass fed bison and beef. Chickens raised with the ability to eat grass and bugs.
post #4 of 42
Pastured chickens eggs, too.
post #5 of 42
Crispy nuts. Yum!
post #6 of 42
Using preparation, cooking and storage techniques of 100+ years ago, before all the chemicals, preservatives, and processing "advancements" came about.



When food was still "really" made from food.
post #7 of 42
Ways to support local farmers growing real food (animal or plant), using ecologically sound, humane methods, and people producing for sale nourishing foods made with such ingredients, as well as ways to traditionally preserve local foods in season so as to reduce dependence on foods grown and produced outside our region.
post #8 of 42
What does NT mean in this context?
post #9 of 42
Thread Starter 
NT = Nourishing Traditions, a book by Sally Fallon. It's just one of many resources/POV that incorporate traditional/ancient methods of food preparation.

Hey, I'm renaming this thread . . . what do you all think of making it a sticky?
post #10 of 42
Thanks for this thread. It has really helped me understand - I was interested but felt a little lost.
post #11 of 42
This link should go in this thread.

The text of "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration" online:
http://journeytoforever.org/farm_lib.../pricetoc.html

Save it to your hard drive mamas!

Thanks to Toraji!
post #12 of 42
What about homemade kefir using kefir grains? Any fellow kefir lovers out there?
post #13 of 42
Hi... I'm new here. Been hanging out a little, just reading. KnitLady, I ferment my own kefir, using kefir grains. Just started abut 2 months ago.
post #14 of 42
Yay! Kefir is yummy! Have you tried it in smoothies? Very tastey!
post #15 of 42
Smoothies are the only way my daughters will drink it... I've had it plain before, and just with some honey in it. It's kind of fun.
post #16 of 42
An excellent overview of what are traditional foods from the standpoint of how wrong the FDA food pyramid is:

http://www.westonaprice.org/federalu...al_pres_04.pdf
post #17 of 42
Is the Paleolithic Diet considered a "Traditional Food?" So far, the only major difference I see between it & NT is that rather than soak the phytic acid out of beans/grains, they're just not eaten, and no dairy. This seems to be the most appropriate place for it (IMHO.)
post #18 of 42

Just so curious...

Hi I know this is the traditional food thread BUT

I checked out your blog and was amazed at how realistic your felted pumpkins are. I think you deserve a from a pumpkin lover.

I just have one question, what is a felted soap?:
post #19 of 42
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by phoebeboston View Post
Hi I know this is the traditional food thread BUT

I checked out your blog and was amazed at how realistic your felted pumpkins are. I think you deserve a from a pumpkin lover.

I just have one question, what is a felted soap?:
thanks, they were really fun to make. I can pm you the pattern if you like. Felted soap is just soap wrapped in wool which is then felted (felting shrinks the wool and sticks it to itself). It works great as a scrubber and makes the soap last longer.

Metasequoia, I'd say Paleo's about as traditional as it gets
post #20 of 42

Your pumpkin pattern...

I would love to have the pumpkin patterns since I collect pumpkins the way some people collect elephants or owls or whatever. Who knows why. I like orange and green!

Do you also have a few instructions for the felted soaps? I think they would make great presents for my husband's brother and sisters. He's the oldest of seven and we try to send things the entire family can use.

Please private message me. Do you post in the knitting section of this forum?
Thanks for the reply!
I cannot get over how realistic your pumpkins are, they are so amazing.
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