The celebrated author of Nourishing Traditions is back with the definitive book on bone broth—a substance that can help you stay fit and healthy for life. Comprehensive in scope, impeccably researched, and a pleasure to read, Nourishing Broth will teach you everything you need to know about the original whole food super food. As the authors compellingly explain, there are countless nutritional and health reasons you should make your own broth. But once you delve into these recipes, you may decide to stick with homemade broth for one reason alone: the wonder-inducing, lip-smacking, body-tingling taste. You’ll never buy the canned or boxed stuff again.
Part I covers Basic Broth Science, explaining the function and benefits behind the main compounds in broth. These include collagen, cartilage, bone, marrow, conditional protein power, minerals, key amino acids, and proteoglycans. Everything that makes broth a nutritional powerhouse, and everything you won’t find in the store-bought version. Part II covers the Healing Power of Broth—or what some might call magical healing powers. But Morell and Daniel explain the science behind the magic. You’ll learn how and why broth is so essential to our health in so many ways:
- For the treatment of autoimmune disorders, infectious diseases, and other chronic ailments.
- To alleviate symptoms of arthritic joints, osteoporosis, psoriasis, and scleroderma.
- For speedier recovery after illness or surgery and faster healing from pain and inflammation.
- For overall disease prevention through a strong immune system and improved heart health.
- For enhanced emotional balance, reduced food cravings, increased energy, and improved mental health.
- For anti-aging properties that contribute to stronger bones, resilient joints, and supple skin.
- To alleviate digestive disorders and bestow profound nourishment to our “second brain”—the gut.
Part III—more than half the book—is all about the recipes: nourishing, nurturing, easy to follow, and simple to make. Stocks, broths, soups, aspics, stews, stir-fries, sauces, meat with sauce, grains and legumes, broth for breakfast, tonics, and broth on a large scale. You’ll find pig’s foot broth, duck soup, gizzard soup, vegetable soup, chicken noodle soup, beef pho, pork stew, fish stew, lamb stew, gravy, and wow wow sauce. From homey chicken broth to rich consommé, there’s something for everyone—whether you’re new to making broth or you want to take your culinary game to the next level.
If you’re ready to improve your health and that of your family, Nourishing Broth is a good place to start, and an essential addition to any whole food cookbook collection.
About the Authors
Sally Fallon Morell is the author of the best-selling cookbooks Nourishing Traditions (with Mary G. Enig, PhD) and Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care (with Thomas S. Cowan, MD). She’s a leading voice for a return to nutrient dense traditional foods and the founding president of the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, CCN, is Vice President of the Weston A. Price Foundation and author of The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food. Dr. Daniel has been a guest on The Dr. Oz Show, PBS Healing Quest, NPR’s People’s Pharmacy, and many other shows. She’s known as The Naughty Nutritionist® because of her ability to outrageously and humorously debunk nutritional myths.
“I can’t recommend Nourishing Broth highly enough. Sally Fallon Morell has given us the cookbook that heals and Dr. Kaayla Daniel has provided the science that supports it. If you’ve been eating real foods but have not yet reached your health and fitness goals, bone broth might be the crucial ‘missing piece.’”
—JJ Virgin, New York Times best-selling author of The Virgin Diet
“I have been a fan of Sally Fallon for many years. Nourishing Traditions was the best nutrition book of its time. This new book far exceeds the previous book as it covers cooking and consuming in a comprehensive way—a must for every chef’s and homemaker’s library of cooking.”
—William Campbell Douglass II, MD
“Homemade bone broth has immense health benefits, from speeding healing and recuperation from illness to improving athletic performance. For best results, you really need to make up a fresh batch from scratch. Sally Fallon Morell and Kaayla Daniel’s wonderful new book Nourishing Broth removes all the guesswork and provides you with various broth-making techniques—from simple chicken broth to rich consommé, shrimp stock and a variety of global stock-based recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Highly recommended.”
—Dr. Joseph Mercola, founder, Mercola.com
“In our ultra-fast, modern society, we are suffering from a myriad of illnesses including cancer, fatigue, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders and hormone imbalances. A healthy diet can provide the correct nutrients to not only prevent and overcome illness, but allow us to achieve our optimal health. Nourishing Broth provides the wisdom we need to eat a healthy diet. Sally Fallon Morell and Kaayla Daniel have written a wonderful book. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.”
—David Brownstein, MD, author of twelve books, drbrownstein.com
“A fascinating read on one of mankind’s most enduring and nutritious foods and why its revival in the modern diet holds much promise for resolution of the numerous and overwhelming health woes suffered by so many today. If every parent incorporated the traditional broth making techniques and recipes described in Nourishing Broth, the health of the next generation and the viability of an overloaded healthcare system would profoundly benefit.”
—Sarah Pope, The Healthy Home Economist, author of Get Your Fats Straight
“Sally Fallon Morell’s first book, Nourishing Traditions, is a true treasure that has proven to be timeless and will continue to be enjoyed for many generations. With Nourishing Broth, Sally and her co-author Kaayla Daniel have done it again. I have a bookshelf with only my favorite, most well-researched, yet wonderfully practical books on nutrition. Nourishing Broth landed a spot on that shelf. The best word to describe this book is simply, AWESOME!”
—Donna Gates, best-selling author and creator of The Body Ecology Diet
“Nourishing Broth proves our grandmothers were more than right about chicken soup: not only does it cure what ails you, but it also contributes to our health in ways we never even imagined. In today’s world we’ve lost the tradition of slow cooked stock to quick bouillon cubes, resulting in an empty hole in our nutrition. Sally and Kaayla show how broth is the missing ingredient in our present diet, then give complete instructions for making our own broth at home, as we should. This book is just as thorough and stellar as their previous works, and belongs close-at-hand in every healthy kitchen.”
—Debra Lynn Dadd, author of Toxic Free and blogger at Toxic Free Kitchen