Back to Butter - a new book by Molly Chester with Sandy Schrecengost

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A Traditional Foods Cookbook - Nourishing Recipes Inspired by Our Ancestors
by Molly Chester and Sandy Schrecengost
The traditional foods diet is largely viewed as the final "landing place" for people who have tried every other diet under the sun (low-fat, low-carb, vegetarianism/veganism, gluten-free, and even Paleo) with little success or improved health. Its followers are intensely loyal and are followers for life. However, “traditionalists” need as many resources as they can get to keep them on track, as the methods and recipes take time and understanding. Now they and those transitioning to a traditional food diet need look no further.
In BACK TO BUTTER [Fair Winds Publishing, March 2014, $24.99 US/$27.99 CAN] authors Molly Chester and Sandy Schrecengost take readersb2ap3_thumbnail_51U8C6gSgKL.jpg  through the basics of a traditional diet with ease and understanding, offering a list to get your pantry started and why some of the natural foods that you may have thought you should avoid (like butter, eggs, full-fat dairy, and meat) are actually healthy and essential.
And eating a traditional diet doesn't mean readers will sacrifice their favorites. Inside they’ll find recipes such as:
  • White Bean Chicken Chili
  • Caesar Salad with Sourdough HerbedCroutons
  • Baked Potatoes with the Works
  • The New Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole
  • Wonderful Winter Pot Roast
  • Hummus, Guacamole, and Onion dips!
  • Crispy Peach Cobbler
  • Sourdough Bread Pudding with Raisins
In BACK TO BUTTER readers will rediscover how whole foods will dramatically improve both their dinner tables and their lives.
About the Authors
Molly Chester and Sandy Schrecengost are the daughter-mother team behind the traditional foods blog Organic Spark ( Molly is a graduate of The Natural Gourmet Institute of Health & Culinary Arts in NYC and worked as a personal chef in Hollywood before she and her husband embarked on an organic andbiodynamic farming project in Moorpark, CA in 2011. Apricot Lane Farms comprises 160 acres and is being designed to provide a voice and platform to traditional and ecological farming techniques. For more information, visit Apricot Lane Farms at and Molly and Sandy’s blogat

Available on Amazon as Paperback or Kindle, click here! 

While embracing the traditional foods that we've come to believe are fatty and unhealthy may seem ludicrous to most, this comprehensive cookbook cum epiphany will have readers looking at foods in a whole new light as Molly and Sandy debunk so many of those negative myths while providing delicious, healthful recipes for readers to make at home. Even the most skeptical will note that they're not alone in championing the return of butter, lard, and other long-since shamed ingredients. The "Traditional Foods Movement" is getting support from some heavy hitters. You can read Mark Bittman’s recent New York Times espousal of all those "no no" foods here: