The Complete Guide to Seed and Nut Oils
Growing, Foraging, and Pressing
Published by: New Society Publishers
Imprint: New Society Publishers
Press your own right at home – homemade oils for cooking and health.
The Complete Guide to Seed and Nut Oils is a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated and photographed, full-color guide to growing, foraging, and pressing nut and seed crops to produce high-quality oils for culinary and other uses. Coverage includes:
- A brief history of seed oil extraction
- Culinary and health benefits of home-pressed oils versus factory produced oils
- Presses and other equipment options for ease, cost, and convenience
- How-to for growing, harvesting, processing, and pressing nuts and seeds
- Profiles of over 40 nuts and seeds to grow, forage, or source including hempseed, flax, peanuts, sunflowers, walnuts, okra, and more.
- Oil processing, storage, and culinary and other uses
- Scaling up for community or small-scale commercial production.
Whether you want to produce oils for cooking, balms and salves, self-sufficiency and resiliency or for small-scale commercial or community production, The Complete Guide to Seed and Nut Oils is a one-stop shop to get you started.
Section 1: Oil Extraction: A Brief History
Section 2: Small Scale Production: A How-To Guide
Section 3: Seeds and Nuts: The Oilseed Crops
Section 4: Additional Seeds and Nuts for Consideration
Section 5: In Conclusion: Beyond the Press
About the Author
About New Society Publishers
"This beautifully illustrated book gives us the knowledge and inspiration to step off the train of corporate mass production and to explore a world of rich flavors and colorful oils. Cohen encourages readers to embrace a deeper and healthier, slow approach to living."
—Anna Mulè, executive director, Slow Food USA
"Bevin Cohen takes us on an incredible journey with his easy, authoritative, and nurturing style. This book is a must for anyone interested in food as well as folks interested in self-reliance. Homesteaders, specialty crop farmers, gardeners, chefs, seed-to-table enthusiasts, and curious humans, would all be enriched by a copy of this book held close."
—Hank Will, editor at large, Mother Earth News magazine
"A must-have for anyone who wants to be self-reliant with their food production, as well as foodies who just love knowing how food is produced."
—Deborah Niemann, author, Homegrown and Handmade
"Bevin walks you through homemade oil production from seed to press to pantry in this delightfully informative and accessible book."
—Elizabeth Hoover, Associate Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley
"I am standing in the front row cheering for this amazing book. Cohen understands the facade of modern agriculture, which is really a crisis of agriculture not yet visible in the grocery. This is a deeply important book, a toolkit, a plea, a template. Add it to your library of books that will save us."
—Janisse Ray, author, The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food
"Invaluable to anyone wishing to process their own seed and nut oils. It is definitely the most complete guide that I have seen! Bevin's detailed explanations and precise instructions are easy enough for anyone to follow."
—Jere Gettle, founder, Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company
"Homesteaders and producers alike recognize that freshly grown and processed foods, by our own means, have the best flavor and nutritional value. Bevin Cohen unlocks the mysteries of nut oils, one of the last frontiers for DIYers, and empowers the reader with his passion and knowledge to tackle fresh pressed oils."
—Julia Shanks, co-author, The Farmers Market Cookbook, author, The Farmer's Office