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The Essential Good Food Guide

by Margaret M. Wittenberg

About the Author

Margaret M. Wittenberg is a globally recognized authority and educator on natural and organic foods with more than thirty-five years of experience in the industry. She is a former member of the USDA National Organic Standards Board and has served on many other boards focused on organic agriculture, seafood sustainability, agricultural environmental standards, and farm animal welfare.

Why I Like this Book

  • It expanded my knowledge of the amazing variety of grains, beans and produce available to us, knowledge I could translate into every day life
  • It’s become a reference book I turn to time and again, to learn about the nutritional value of a specific vegetable, a particular variety of bean, how to best store something…
  • I appreciate that the book includes not just plant foods but also meats and dairy allowing me, the reader, to decide what I want to eat and how to be a wise consumer

Book Description

An inspiring and indispensable one-stop resource, The Essential Good Food Guide is your key to understanding how to buy, store, and enjoy whole foods.

Margaret M. Wittenberg shares her insider’s knowledge of products available at national retailers and natural foods markets, providing at-a-glance buying guides. Her ingredient profiles include detailed preparation advice, such as dried bean cooking times, cooking ratios of whole grains to water, culinary oil smoke points, and much more. She also clarifies confusing food labels, misleading marketing claims, and common misperceptions about everyday items, allowing you to maximize the benefits of whole foods cooking.