Describes equipment and procedures for rearing, managing, and breeding poultry and considers the preparation of chickens and eggs for use
A Complete Guide for the Beginner Or Expert
Author: J. H. Florea
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Both controversial and compelling, Valuing Animals uncovers the extent to which veterinary medicine has shaped—and been shaped by—this contradictory attitude.
Veterinarians and Their Patients in Modern America
Author: Susan D. Jones
Publisher: JHU Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
"Captivating and brilliantly conceived. . . [The Hamlet Fire] will provide readers with insights into our current national politics." —The Washington Post A "gifted writer" (Chicago Tribune) uses a long forgotten factory fire in small-town North Carolina to show how cut-rate food and labor have become the new American norm For decades, the small, quiet town of Hamlet, North Carolina, thrived thanks to the railroad. But by the 1970s, it had become a postindustrial backwater, a magnet for businesses searching for cheap labor with little or almost no official oversight. One of these businesses was Imperial Food Products. The company paid its workers a dollar above the minimum wage to stand in pools of freezing water for hours on end, scraping gobs of fat off frozen chicken breasts before they got dipped in batter and fried into golden brown nuggets and tenders. If a worker complained about the heat or the cold or missed a shift to take care of their children or went to the bathroom too often they were fired. But they kept coming back to work because Hamlet was a place where jobs were scarce. Then, on the morning of September 3, 1991, the day after Labor Day, this factory that had never been inspected burst into flame. Twenty-five people—many of whom were black women with children, living on their own—perished that day behind the plant’s locked and bolted doors. Eighty years after the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, industrial disasters were supposed to have been a thing of the past. After spending several years talking to local residents, state officials, and survivors of the fire, award-winning historian Bryant Simon has written a vivid, potent, and disturbing social autopsy of this town, this factory, and this time that shows how cheap labor, cheap government, and cheap food came together in a way that was bound for tragedy.
A Tragic Story of Cheap Food, Cheap Government, and Cheap Lives
Author: Bryant Simon
Publisher: The New Press
Category: Political Science
The author shares how she and her husband became egg farmers, and how, with very little experience, they learned to manage their business and why they believe farms like theirs are vital to rebuilding America's food system.
How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm - from Scratch
Author: Lucie B. Amundsen
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From inside the chicken factory, a report on the real cost of chicken for farmers, workers, and consumers
The Dangerous Transformation of America's Favorite Food
Author: Steve Striffler
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Just outside of downtown Minneapolis, follow the sounds of crowing and clucking and you will find Mary Britton Clouse’s Chicken Run Rescue. Over the years, Mary and her husband have given hundreds of homeless birds a safe place to rest until they can be adopted by caring families. Each chicken has a story to share, and the debut author Christine Heppermann (who adopted her own chicken) has crafted a spare, moving, and at times humorous text that will open young readers’ eyes and also inspire to help all creatures great and small. Come along and find out why lovable chickens are actually, according to Mary, “the ones who need friends the most.”
Author: Christine Heppermann
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Why don't we eat more octopus? What about gurnard and other ugly fish? Cheeks and feet are cheap and delicious, but people prefer fillet or chops. What about rabbits and squirrels? Where do all the giblets go? And what's wrong with ugly vegetables? This book is about ingredients that are neglected, overlooked, forgotten. They are all tasty, sustainable and cheap, and easy to cook when you know how. Ugly Food aims to change the way people think about them, and the way they think about eating them. The food industry, like the fashion industry, seems driven by the pursuit of impossible perfection: pre-packaged meats with nary a head or foot or set of giblets in sight; rows of blemish-free fruit and vegetables in supermarkets tasting of not-very- much; and a steady stream of cookbooks containing photo-shopped, super-saturated photos of beautiful dishes bathed in sunlight. In contrast, Horsey and Wharton take an unpretentious, practical approach. They reveal the tips and tricks you need to prepare these undervalued foods with ease. And, alongside recipes, they provide social histories of ingredients that are positively brimming over with fascinating facts, fictions, and, of course, flavors. Recipes include: Ox-Cheek Salad à la Hongroise Lao Chicken Feet Salad Maldivian Curried Octopus Spiced Squirrel Popcorn Deep-fried Rabbit Ears Sheep's Brain on Toast Char Siu Pigs' Cheeks
Overlooked and Undercooked
Author: Richard Horsey,Tim Wharton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The actor known for roles in such productions as Parks and Recreation shares whimsical musings on a range of topics from love and manliness to grooming and eating meat, offering additional discussions of his life before fame and his courtship of his wife, Megan Mullally.
One Man's Principles for Delicious Living
Author: Nick Offerman
Publisher: E P Dutton
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In this, it's first new cookbook in more than a decade, the Chicago Tribune offers 50 of the very best recipes from the pages of the paper’s weekly Good Eating section. The Tribune remains one of the few newspapers in this country with its own working test kitchen, which ensures that the recipes are accurate and reliable. Each year, staff members choose their favorites. Now, the best of those winning recipes are compiled in a book that reflects how we having been cooking--and eating--over the last decade. The book features recipes from across the wide range of common kitchen offerings: starters, meat and poultry dishes, seafood, pasta, rice, side dishes, salads, baked goods, and desserts. In addition, a section on menu planning offers readers ideas for entertaining. Among the recipes featured: Mac and cheese with bacon and tomato Sesame bok choy Napa slaw with charred salmon Chicken cacciatore with red and yellow peppers Homemade maple-sage sausage Strawberry shortcake muffins Chocolate peanut butter pots de crème This book is sure to have broad appeal with home cooks and food enthusiasts across the country and around the world.
Great Recipes of the Past Decade from the Chicago Tribune Test Kitchen
Author: Carol Mighton Haddix
Publisher: Agate Publishing
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A KNOT SAMPLER FROM THE CHAPTER ON "KNOTS FOR HIKING & CAMPING" (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) * Guidelines for selecting the best rope and the best knot for the activity at hand * Knot-tying directions clearly illustrated with photos * New entry in the Mountaineers Outdoor Basics series It's fair to say that climber Clyde Soles is obsessed with ropes and knots and their absolute performance-since he regularly entrusts his life to ropes on sheer rock faces. His unique book explains how to select and use ropes, cordage, and webbing for the outdoors. Invaluable information is provided on rope handling techniques (how to avoid dreaded tangles) and the best methods for rope care and maintenance. Step-by-step directions for tying over 40 knots are clearly illustrated with photographs. Other useful features include a glossary and a knot comparison chart by activity. Chapters include Knots Basics (from Tripod Lashing to the Figure 8 Loop), Knots for Hikers and Climbers (from the Prusik knot to the Autoblock), Knots for Canoeists and Kayakers (from the Buntline hitch to the Bowline on a bight), and more. This is the definitive text on ropes and knots for anyone who plays in the outdoors!
Author: Clyde Soles
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Queen Victoria was obsessed with it. Socrates' last words were about it. Charles Darwin and Louis Pasteur made their scientific breakthroughs using it. Hailed as a messenger of the gods, powerful sex symbol, gambling aid, all-purpose medicine and handy research tool, the humble chicken has been also cast as the epitome of evil, and the star of the world's most famous joke. Beginning with the recent discovery, that the chicken's unlikely ancestor is the T. Rex, How the Chicken Crossed the World tracks the chicken from its original domestication in the jungles of Southeast Asia some 10,000 years ago to today's Western societies, where it became the most engineered of animals, to the uncertain future of what is now humanity's single most important source of protein. In a masterful combination of historical sleuthing and journalistic exploration on four continents, Lawler reframes the way we feel and think about all domesticated animals and even nature itself.
The Story of the Bird that Powers Civilisation
Author: Andrew Lawler
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co
Author: Oscar August Hanke