Cicero, Denis (With Chefs Kris Czartoryski, Suzanne Gruber, and Michael Lipp. “The Galaxy Global Eatery Hemp Cookbook.” Frog, Ltd. Berkeley, CA. 2002 (312 pps) (reviewed by Briggs)
The Hemp Cookbook has the best full page photographs and look of any of the hemp cookbooks published today. This sharp, colorful, hardbound cookbook covers the development of The Galaxy Global Eatery, one of only a few hemp diners in the country, the wonders of hemp seed oil nutrition with detailed analysis of hemp oil and hemp seeds food content and why it is important. Then this shiny professional book shows how to make the staples: hemp milk, hempnut butter, hemp cheese, whipped cream, ice cream, and vegtable stock. Hemp information pops up throughout the pages of recepies and pictures of the meals, including the popular hemp post cards history by hemp trivia.
There are over 250 pages of recipies from breakfast dishes, to drinks, to bowls and greens, to dressings and sauces, to appetizers, to Quasars, Pastas, to Fish, Meat, & Poultry, to Breads and crackers and deserts. It is so generous of Cicero to share these no doubt valuable dishes. Proceeds of this book are donated to a whorthy activist: Julia Butterfly. If you ever wanted to start incorporating hemp into you diet this book is a great start. No matter what kind of food you enjoy, no doubt you will find several recipies using hemp to wet you appetite and fill your belle. Cicero’s book also has a great directory of hemp businesses.
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The Hemp Cookbook
From Seed To Shining Seed
2000; Dalotto, Todd; Healing Arts Press, Rochester VT (reviewed by Briggs)
Todd is the first author I've read who truly stresses and articulates expertly the importance of not only eating hemp, but eating fresh hemp and how to prepare all the basics; butter, milk, flour from a 'sterilized' hemp seed, a microcosm of the entire hemp fight. Not only do we need to change the way we live as individuals and get all the bad shit we eat out of our diets, we also need to change our communities and have more control of what is being produced and sold to us consumers.
The graphic information in this book about the nutritional superiority of hemp seed products is the best and fullest I've come across. The cook book section of Dalotto's work is as good as any. Not only does he include hemp, but he matches the meals with the right combination of green veggies and fruits containing the perfect enzyme combinations to break down EFAs more efficiently.
It's also a wonderful hemp food directory, with passion on every page. This book shows how to carefully prepare fresh hemp food products (milk, butter) and how to use them in fresh flavorful recipes that the author has been preparing for years. A perfect match for any cook who wants to make good health hempen.