A new book by Sally Fallon Morell and Kaaya T. Daniel, PhD, CCN
In short, I would describe this book as a reference guide and cookbook for everything you ever wanted to know about broth and so, so much more. It is available now via our Amazon affiliation. It is fairly comprehensive in its scope and clearly very well-researched. You will learn, in great detail, why and how to make this most nourishing food. The book includes inspirational testimonials about the healing power of broth weaved in throughout. I had the sense that I wanted to drink broth while I read the book, and was completely convinced that I need to make it more consistently. I aspire to return to having broth every day again, as has been my practice in the past. I was surprised to find that a book about broth proved to be a page turner for me. I found it to be incredibly well-written and a sincere pleasure to read. Dedicated to their grandmothers, Sally Fallon Morell and Kaayla T. Daniel have created a cookbook that can help us treat auto-immune disorders, infectious diseases, digestive problems and other chronic ailments. The book is divided into 3 parts, with an introduction:
- Basic Broth Science
- The Healing Power of Broth
- Recipes – more than half the book comprises of recipes that use broth and stock, some provided by community members
The section on Basic Broth Science covers the individual components in broth such as collagen, cartilage, bone, marrow, conditional protein powder, key amino acids and proteoglycans. We learn the definition, function and benefits of each component. We also learn about how broth can heal osteoarthritis. rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, psoriasis, wound healing, infectious disease, digestive disorders, cancer, mental health, be beneficial to sports and fitness and can serve to be anti-aging. The recipe section includes basic techniques, stock and broth recipes, blended and unblended soups, aspics, stews and stir-fries, various kinds of sauces, grains and legumes, broth for breakfast, tonics and broth on a large scale. Some of the highlights of what I learned:
- Broth is a libido booster than can help men and women maintain love and lust into great old age.
- Broth contains components with known anticarcinogenic activities, the most notable of which is cartilage. In other words, broth can help prevent and heal cancer.
- It’s reputation as Jewish penicillin not-withstanding, Asians consume the most chicken soup today.
- Bone marrow is not only highly nutritious, but takes much less energy to digest than plant food.
- There are 29 distinct types of collagen that exist in animal tissues and it serves like glue to hold the body together.
- Broth heals the gut primarily by feeding its cells the protein sugars known as glycosaminoglycans, or GAGs. Given that leaky gut syndrome is sometimes called the GAG defect, common sense suggests the glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and other GAGs found in broth could help the body rebuild the GAG layer.
- There is no clear consensus about whether or not there is any difference between stock and broth. Amongst some chefs, stock isn’t meant to be eaten on its own; rather, stock serves as the basis for soups, sauces, and stews, and therefore should not be salted or highly seasoned. Broth is defined as “seasoned stock”, which can be eaten on its own, as a soup. In this book, the terms are used interchangeable. Both stock and broth are clear or semi clear liquid; soup is made by adding ingredients to stock or broth.
- Perhaps the most significant article ever written on the value of gelatin and health came in 1937 when Dr. Frances Pottenger MD recited a long list of conditions that could be relieved by gelatin, including slow digestion, nervous digestion, vomiting, diarrhea, gas formation, and heartburn. He found it especially helpful for children with allergies and failure to thrive.
I could easily list another 25 points but, hope it will suffice to say that I believe that I learned something on every page of Nourishing Broth. The last point I mentioned was about gelatin, and I wanted to highlight the following section as we often talk about it in our Facebook forums.
The authors instruct us that the goal is gelatinous stock, stock that sets up as a solid gel if you put it in the fridge, so solid that you can turn the container over and the gel will stay in place. Broth that doesn’t gel is a common complaint. Following is a brief summary of the main reasons your stock doesn’t gel:
- Not the right kind of bones. You want bones that have a lots of cartilage. Also, one way to ensure plenty of gelatin is to include feet – chicken feet and heads for chicken broth and beef or calve’s feet for beef and veal stock. Pigs feet can be used in any stock to ensure an adequate gel.
- Not enough bones and too much water. When you make stock, the water should just cover the bones.
- The stock was heated to too high a temperature. Stock should be heated over medium heat until the liquid starts to roll, and then turned down to low heat so that the stock barely simmers.
- The stock didn’t cook long enough – or it cooked too long. You need to cook the stock long enough to extract the collagen, but not so long that the gelatin fibers break into short pieces. As a general rule, cook chicken or veal stocks for 4 to 6 hours and beef stock for a full day or overnight. Fish collagen will dissolve into the water at temperatures well below the boil and in as little as half hour. I noted, as I imagine some of you will, that this is less time than is recommended in Sally Fallon Morell’s book Nourishing Traditions, and will clarify this point with her and report back!
To answer a common question we receive in our community, the authors explain that if your broth hardly thickens at all, it is still worth consuming, as there will always be some gelatin in it, not to mention minerals and many other nutrients.
My twelve- and sixteen-year-olds fought a bad case of the flu with fevers never dropping below 101 and rising as high as 102.6. On the third day of this, I started giving them bone broth. That evening their fevers finally dropped below 100 and for the duration of the flu it never again went above 102. They both were completely better within a few days. The bone broth helped them to turn a corner, and I believe was the catalyst to their healing. If there is a next time, I will be giving it to them on the first day of an illness. —Charlotte Corbitt, Queen Creek, Arizona
I highly, highly recommend Nourishing Broth as another valuable contribution on how to nourish ourselves and our children. I found it to be both incredibly educational and inspirational. Bravo, Sally and Kaayla, whom I feel blessed to collaborate with as colleagues in the Weston A. Price Foundation. I think this book is worthy of a standing ovation. I am deeply appreciative to have it in my collection and anticipate that I will refer to it often. My experience of broth is summarized in the book itself: Broth improves the digestibility and assimilation of food, giving the body the critical message that it is deeply nourished, happy, and full.
Grand Central Publishing has offered me 3 copies of the book Nourishing Broth to have sent complimentary to randomly chosen individuals with a United States address who comment below before October 7. Please answer this question with at least 4 or 5 sentences to enter the giveaway:
What is your experience of nourishing broth?
[Giveaway results – Melissa K., Rachel and Maiken were randomly chosen to receive Nourishing Broth complimentary.]
365 Responses to Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World
Great book, I’d love a copy :)
I started making bone broth after attending The Weston Price Conference in Portland. I am still perfecting the process! I broke my wrist in February and my husband broke his leg in April while skiing. We both drank broth daily and his bone healing was ahead of schedule,according to his doctor. We are both 67! Yes to bone broth for all!
I love bone broth. My favorite is lamb marrow bones put on low heat for three days. I drink broth everyday. My favorite is to make miso soup with some fermented onions, garlic and lots of fat to start off my day. I love making broth because it is easy and convenient. I am raising my own ducks soon and would like to know whether or not you use duck feet for broth.
We started a new tradition last week. My daughter, almost 5, has been a bit a picky eater. In making our weekly bone broth, we decided to enlist her help. Papa broke and cleaned the bird, Mama measured the liquid and added the salt, Daughter cut the veggies and dropped them in the pot. It was her idea to include the love. She spoke about how good it was going to be all day and asked for soup for dinner, so we could use the broth. And relished each bite, so filled with love.
We’d love a copy of the new book.
As l child In the 60’s in scandinavia l grew up with my beloved grandmothers food..she always taught me to cook soupstock on bones…she was a fabulous cook. As l turned vegetarian in my teens my health eventually suffered n l developed fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis n coeliac disease. I now have returned to the old ways n feel ever so grateful for the inspiration n joy l received as a child from her nourishing n lovefilled food…most fresh from the garden :)
that is so interesting because that is what has happened to me! My acupuncturist told me to make bone barrow soup and drink it every day. I have been resisting but after reading your post I am now going to try it. Thank you!
Nourishing broth has been a part of my whole life and I am grateful for that, my mom had me when she was 19 and though she was young and a single mom for the majority of my childhood she still managed to make nourishing foods and pass the love for real food on. I am passionate about passing these nourishing traditions on to my children and sharing with others. It’s the only way I made soup even before I knew how good it was for me
Nourishing broth is my go to when my joints begin to ache, especially my sciatica. I know this is probably going in too late to get the 3 copies, but I would love to share the book with others. Nourishing Traditions and Nourishing Baby have been my standard gifts for some time now.
I started making Bone broth right after I had a C section! The broth helped me heal so quickly and get my digestive tract working again after all the anesthetic. I love Bone broth and would absolutely love a copy of the book!
I have just recently become aware of the nourishing qualities of broth. I found a simple recipe that cooks the remaining bones, skin, etc. overnight in a crockpot after cooking a chicken. I love knowing that I have my own broth for soups, sauces and casseroles stored up in my freezer. And it is so much more healthy and nourishing than store-bought broths. I would love to win this book so I can learn more techniques to making this nutritious food source!
I’d like to try making chicken broth in my crockpot; would you please share your recipe, Amanda?
Hi Nan- I follow the recipe for the overnight chicken broth in a crockpot from the following website (address listed below). Hope this is helpful! I’m looking forward to finding out more recipes on broth-making from the new book by Sally Fallon, too. http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2012/01/24/recipe-overnight-chicken-stock-in-the-crock-pot/
I’m 65 and i always thought Broth was Broth; never realized what real broth was until i read “Nourishing Traditions.” I’m so thankful for you people educating us on how to be more healthful. I’ve never gotten out of mind the quote,” Real broth can just about raise the dead”. Also unforgettable from Nourishing Traditions from “Sapphira and the Slave Girl” by Willa Cather. Appreciate all you have taught me.
I was vegetarian for 17 years and grateful for it. Yet no matter how nutrient dense and conscious I took care of my self I never felt quite right. Digestive issues, Low Seratonin and thin looking skin (physically and emotionally).
I began Hunting in the mountains where I live because I wanted to have the wisdom and strength of the Deer. Food as medicine right. Well to my surprise it was the most beautiful and organic experience of my life. When this all happened soon after I remembered the Nourishing Traditions cookbook and could finally try these methods. I was asked if I wanted to help harvest a cow from way up in the mountains and I did. I took the Liver the heart and the bones. I have had a crock pot of Bones ever since.
I no longer take my 5 htp for sadness. My digestion is balanced. I consume Heathy Animals from only in Nature nothing farmed and I know I will keep it that way.
I give Bone broth out to everyone and it is funny when you tell them abou tit first you get the funny look. Then they take the brew of bones and root, herb liquid home and always call me the next day “Can I get more of that it was Amazing”.
I know the magic inside of the Animal and finally a way that brought wholeness to my health and understanding to life. Hunting has offered me a Key and what I have been able to unlock for health from the bone broth beyond what words could have told me. God is all live and living with the creator not discarding any of life is a foundation of my life.
All the knowledge I find from Weston Price foundation and others on the path of Traditional ways is wonderful. I live in Maui and I talk to people about there parents and grandparents that did amazing acts of love, sustainability and hard work. It is always the same and everyone talks of the bones that were cooked and cooked for days and it just doesn’t taste like that anyone. They tell of the Liver dishes and sea life they eat. High fat and NONE PROCESSED. Nothing was wasted. They knew the magic and I am grateful to be part of it. Traditional Nutrition down to the Bone.
Thank you for all you have done. I am very excited for this new book because the broth is where I and so many I give it to are being transformed. We live in a world of outer appearance and objectification.
The nutrition of eating what is unseen(bones and organs) removes us from the Man made myths that we see destroying health and changing it into our God given gifts of observation and respect. With this new book Many lives will benefit.
I have been making nourishing broth for the past few years and swear by it’s healing properties. Our family farm raises heritage chickens out on pasture for our meat CSA in Portland, OR. The broth I make is hearty and flavorful and I always use the feet to create a broth I like to call chicken jello. I like pouring a mug with hot broth and just sipping on it whether or not I am feeling sick. But when I am feeling down nourishing broth is my go to cure.
I love making bone broth, I just started making it every weekend and I stock my fridge and freezer to enjoy it all week. It makes my house smell awesome when cooking, and the health benefits are so plentiful. Happy Brothing!
Unbeknownst to most people, the primary reason that stocks don’t gel is that the bones are not from young animals. As is the case with humans, cartilage in animals is abundant in the young and deteriorates and disappears as they age, hence the reason veal bones were traditionally used for stock. Moreover, one can usually get a nice gelatinous stock from grocery store chicken because they are always young, as it is not cost effective for factory farms to keep older chickens.
Two years ago, at 42, I was able to heal my severely taxed digestive system. I had gotten to the point where I could barely eat anything without severe pain. I implemented the GAPS healing protocol with it’s ample amounts of broth consumption and, in five months, not only was I healed, but I was pregnant with my 7th child. I went on to have a completely natural, whole-food, chemical-free, problem-free pregnancy and birth. She is now 19 months old and the picture of health and joy!
Love this article. Can’t wait to get this book. My mother canned a lot and was big on making broth from various left over bones from dinners. She always made the best chicken soup I have ever had. This must be why my immune system has been so healthy. I want to learn to cook this way for my children as my mother passed away before she could teach me her secrets. Thank you for posting this for our health and education.
Thank you for your positive feedback about the article! It was my sincere pleasure to post this review!
I started making broth about 10 years ago using pigs feet. Since the feet are loaded with joint tissues, the broth was very gelatinous. I notices how my hair and nails grew very quickly and my skin became softer and healthier looking. I continued cooking the broth on my wood stove even though the idea and smell repulsed a friend who refused to come in the house while it was simmering away for many hours. I’d love a copy of the book because I have many unanswered questions about making bone broth and I would love to learn more.
I’m in the healthcare field, and I’ve been making and promoting broth to my clients for more than 10 years. So many clients have experienced dramatic and quick benefits by taking their homemade stocks, I could list more than 25 stories here.
But here’s my favorite: A friend was really excited about a first date with a woman he’d been courting for some time. Two days before the first date, he fell ill and starting feeling awful. I delivered stock to his house, and fed him 3-4 quarts of chicken stock over the course of the next day and a half. He was overjoyed that he didn’t just feel okay, but felt excellent, healthy, and vital for his date with the woman of his dreams. After that they spent a good 2-3 years in a really beautiful relationship. — Good times.
I have made broth in the past but haven’t wanted to make it with non-organic bones so it’s been chicken, which was fantastic when we had colds! I rarely pony up for a roast or steak with bones, not in my stretched thin budget. Just last week I found an organic beef bone supplier in my town at a farmers market! I would love to have a resource like this book, especially since we don’t get flu shots anymore. Elderberry and bone broth, here we come!
It was always about the broth growing up in romania on the farm, I’m so happy other are recognizing the importance of this superfood!! I’m super curious to read Sally’s research, i found both nourishing traditions and the baby version to be super informative and the recipes great!
Whenever I feel depleted or under the weather, I make up a big batch of bone broth, then sip it all day. It never fails to make me feel calmer and more nourished. If there were broth dispensers at health food stores, I would have it everyday. I hope this new book reaches millions of people, especially expectant and new moms.
I grew up eating the food my grandparents raised on their ranch, including chickens, sheep, goats, and cows. Broths were an everyday part of life. Whenever I am feeling weak I crave beef broth. I cannot tell you how happy I am to learn of this book and plan on getting a copy for a friend who will also love it!
We made broth when I had a baby but have lost touch with it. We have found a bone source and have to eager little kids. All I need now is some guidance. The cold weather is here and it is a perfect time to reintroduce it to my family! I love making soups! We hope to win for book for that!
I would love to learn more about broth. I have a friend who does the gaps diet and the broth has helped her son with his ADHD tremendously!
I am very lucky that we raise our own pastured chickens, and pastured beef. I love having my own broth. Last winter I started to feel sick, my head felt like it was going to explode, and my nose was runny. I drank a quart of my chicken stock, and the next day felt nothing. No headache, no runny nose, it was amazing!
I have limited experiences with nourishing broth. The 3 times I have tried to make it have all failed. I would LOVE the book to help our family along the healing process.
Nourishing broth has been a part of my whole life and I am grateful for that, my mom had me when she was 19 and though she was young and a single mom for the majority of my childhood she still managed to make nourishing foods and pass the love for real food on. I am passionate about passing these nourishing traditions on to my children and sharing with others. It’s the only way I made soup even before I knew how good it was for me.
I have been making chicken stock for a few years, and I have finally gotten to where I feel really confident while making it. I would love to expand on my knowledge of nourishing broths. This book looks fantastic! It would be an excellent addition to my cookbook collection.
It’s a brilliant starting point to get people to take back their health and their kitchens!!!
I love the notion of broth. Minerals are often over looked in our daily lives. Broth provides tremendous benefits that are more bio available and a fraction of the cost. I would lOVE a copy of the new book!
My experience is it is very simple to make and keep on hand. I have yet to use chicken feet in my broth, but I have some in my freezer waiting until I get the courage. Haha! I would love to win a free copy, but I will still read this whether I win or not. It looks very informative!
Let me know where to get that courage. Word pictures are very real to me. I can’t get past the word “feet”. The feet from our pastured animals do not look appetizing alive or dead. It will be a huge mental challenge for me to get past.
1. When cooked with beans or rice instead of water, broth creates an amazing dish.
2. When sick, I’ll take broth, a little garlic and sea salt and kale or spinach . Heat till warm and eat. I’ll usually be better in 12-24 hours.
3. My soups are famous for there flavor because I use broth.
4. Having broth on hand makes a quick meal. Throw in a little meat, veggies , rice and beans and there is dinner or lunch
5. Using the onion skins, ends of carrots and celery, stems of herbs, skins of squash has stretched my food budget I throw all of these items into a freezer bag and then use the next time I start broth.
We have been making bone broths for over a decade since we found Nourishing Traditions. Whenever one of us is sick, we heat some up on the stove add some sea salt and pepper. We put it in a mug. It is amazing how much better you feel when you drink broth. We make soups or stews frequently with our homemade stock. I can’t imagine ever going back to store-bought (even organic) broth or stock again.
I’ve had nothing but positive experiences with using homemade broth for my entire family, including my fur babies. My boys, ages 6 and 8 years, consume it regularly during the fall and winter in soups and stews. Looking forward to getting us back on a regular consumption schedule now that the colder months are here. My elderly dogs drink it daily over their dry kibble. They still walk with me every morning for 45 minutes!
Thank you for this testimonial! I will be sure the authors see the mention of your elderly dogs!
I remember chicken soup made with bones feeling so nourishing when I had a cold while growing up in the 50’s. Also beef broth was “good for what ails you”. Fast forward to 2004 and I found Sally’s book and was thrilled to learn of the benefits of broth which I had let go of for many years. I’ve been making and drinking broth for 10 years and I feel healthier than I felt 20 years ago.
Homemade bone broth was one of the very first thing I started making when I switched my family to a real food diet thanks to the book Nourishing Traditons I checked out from the library. I probably have 30 or more cups of it in my freezer to make nourishing meals quicker.
We love broth! We eat it and drink it regularly, and spoon feed it to our 8 month old, who wiggles and waves and bounces in his high chair for more.
Bone broth is a healing elixir! I always save the bones of healthy organic, or grassfed animals my family enjoys, to make broth. That way I can make bone broth to always have on hand! I like to freeze it, and use it in soups, cooking vegetables, and sick bellies. I love the Nourishing Traditions book. I would love to read this one as well!
I am one who has trouble ending up with gelled broth and I found your hints really inspiring- I will try them next time I make bone broth! I’d also be curious to hear about the time of cooking the broth, as I have always cooked mine longer, like Sally recommends in Nourishing Traditions. I also have a question that no one has yet been able to answer- I have usually frozen my broth after making it, but last year I ran out of freezer space so I pressure canned the broth. Am I destroying the health-promoting properties of the bone broth by pressure canning it?
I have just started making bone broth to try and help my 7 year old. I would love to know more and have some recipes to go by. I’ve been “winging it” up to this point. I am currently nursing baby #3 and want to make sure he’s off to a good start when he starts eating something other than breast milk. Thank you for sharing this information with so many!
I LOVE broth. I try to use it as much as I can – especially for my son who has food allergies. I am determined to heal them with good food. I add it to stir fry, mac ‘n’ cheese, sloppy joes, meatballs…just about anything. I like to have it for breakfast also to give my body great nourishment to start the day. I can always use improvement with digestion and broth is great for that. Plus I love it as a nursing mother. I know my little one is benefiting too. I actually just strained a fresh batch this morning and had it with breakfast and lunch. When it comes to nourishment and healing broth is #1 on my list.
I would love a copy…dealing with Celiacs Disease…bone broth has started to heal my gut and decrease my pain!
I’m so excited to see this book! I don’t know how many time I recommend bone broth to people. I would be great to dive into a book that can load me with even more great information about this wonderful food!
My family loves bone broth, hope to freeze a bunch but we use it so quickly!
I have so much to learn about nourishing broth. My husband has painful auto – immune disease and my daughter has food allergies. I have made broth from lamb stock bones and my family loves it!
I too feel like I have so much to learn about nourishing broth and will read it many times over to fully absorb it. Pun intended!
We’ve only made stock as we are trying to heal our guts. And my 1 year old loves it. But now that we have a good source of meat we can begin to strengthen into a more nutritious broth. I cannot wait until my whole family has healthy guts!!
Honestly I don’t have any experience with broth. I am just learning this new method of cooking and eating. It’s all new to me and this book would definitely help me get started on my path to nourishing broth for my family. I can’t wait to make my first batch!!
Katie, I can’t wait for you to make your first batch!
I have used bone broths & stock to maintain my health; especially when sick. However, after a not-so-great trip to the periodontist after the birth of my first son, I began to ingest it for dental health & to remineralize my teeth. I give it to my toddler & plan to give it to my 2nd son when he becomes old enough to maintain their health.
This is great, I look forward to reading the book now. My family has been making broth for a better part of a year now and I didn’t realize that the gelatin made such a big difference. I bet you that we have many times reproduced each of the four negative conditions for having a broth not gel correctly. Thank you for those easily digested tips.
I starting drinking bone broth and using it for cooking a few months ago after buying Cure Tooth Decay. I was in the last months of pregnancy and had an amazing birth and recovery. I would love to figure out a way to get my toddlers and husband to drink it.
I’ve found getting my toddler to drink it through a straw is easy peasy!
After a traumatic, premature birth and unexpected NICU stay with no breastfeeding support and complications I was forced to give up on breastfeeding and formula feed my first son. When I found out about and tried the homemade formula for my son, his gut was unable to handle the bacteria in the raw milk. A WAP representative walked me through the healing of my son’s gut by using bone broth and it worked! Broth gave me a second chance to feed my baby wholesome food. I love broth!!!
I have been on the nourishing traditions bandwagon for a few years now. I have been making chicken broth because it has been the easiest to do with 4 kids and another on the way. I am excited to try beef broth soon since I have a bunch of grass-fed cow bones. I would like to make it a weekly habit to be making broth and also start incorporating it into our daily meals. It’s tricky being busy and eating this way.
I grew up with bone broths and eating soup daily because of my Cambodian heritage. Now married and expecting my first child, I am bringing the tradition to my family. My Caucasian husband isn’t use to eating so much soup, but I continue to tell him how healthy it is. Since we started researching Weston A. Price a few years ago, we have drastically changed our diet, but I think we could still be eating more soups. I miss the daily soup with my dinner. I’d be very interested to learn the science behind broths and other recipes for soups. My husband isn’t a huge fan of the soups I grew up with mainly because they all involve bitter greens in simple bone broths. I want to expand our repertoire of soups and also add nutrients to our diet in this important time of pregnancy.
I am just about to graduate from the NTA program and we talk a lot about bone broths and it’s healing qualities. I am always looking for resources to help guide my future clients into better health. I love and use the Nurishing Traditions book a lot! That’s one of my go to books. I would love to perfect my bone broth recipe and know more about it in general! How exciting!
I usually make broth about once a week. I’d love the book so I can get some more recipes to use, and also to make sure I’m making it the most nourishing way possible. Hope to hear more about the broth timing – I’ve been simmering mine for 2-3 days, I’d love to shorten that!
I started making broth a couple of years ago after I read Nourishing Traditions, and will never go back! I refuse to use store bought broth in anything now. :) It was amazing to learn that broth isn’t just the liquid that goes in soup to give it a good flavor, but that it is extremely nutritious and healing for our bodies. This year I have been focusing on making more broth and incorporating it into my family’s food much more often. It would be great to learn even more about it, and look forward to reading this book at some point!
I started making bone broth shortly after the birth of our first child. I feel lucky I learned the technique early on because both my children have autoimmune issues so we rely on broth to support their gut health. In fact, bone broth along with other dietary interventions have helped my daughter begin to overcome a sensitivity to irritants such as formaldehyde in her clothing or simple bug bites. I’d love to get even more broth ideas as we continue along our path of gut healing.
I first found our about nourishing broth at the 2007 WAPF conference. I have made a couple of nourishing broths (chicken & oz tail) but would love to do more. Sally’s Nourishing Children book has been one of the most valuable books with my pregnancy & birth (our sweetie is 9 weeks old today). I was drinking broth right before & after birthing. I am excited to learn of this new one! I want to nourish us & our baby as she grows.
We make broth regularly. We usually make it from the bones of whole pasture raised chicken, and sometimes beef knuckles. In fact i have a bunch of grass feed beef bones in my freezer waiting to be turned into nourishing broth. I use the broth in cooking, soup making and more. My son asks for it whenever he doesn’t feel well.
I was introduced to Nourishing Traditions many years ago and love it and I have been making bone broth for 2 years now. My main motivation to make it was that I wanted to give my 6 month old baby all the wonderful nutrients found in making homemade bone broth. I make beef and chicken broth but mostly chicken because it’s much more affordable for us to buy organic chicken than it is to buy the grass fed beef bones, marrow, etc. My daughter who is two now, and I, drink it everyday. I also use the broth in our foods. The only things is, that I have yet to have the broth gel. I have read a lot on how to achieve this, but still no gel. It’s very odd as well, since I have moved into a new apartment, I have yet to have the layer of fat form on top after the broth has been refrigerated! I always would get the fat in the past, but since we moved! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win this book, I’m very grateful.
I started making broth after reading all the great benefits in blogs such as Nourished Kitchen, The Healthy Home Economist and Wellness Mama. I have Nourishing Traditions and have been a nutricion enthusiast since then. I now use broth for so many! Any time any liquid is needed in the kitchen I use broth. GREAT new flavors and nutrition. I am so happy when I know that what is going into my and my husbands belly is food that will help us enjoy life to the fullest.
I am very excited to see a book about broth by two such respected women in the field of nutrition. I make broth on a regular basis, but I don’t actually drink it on a daily basis. After reading this review, I am inspired to increase my intake of broth daily. I am a good cook and would love to see more ways to include broth in various recipes and dishes. I love the “Nourishing” series! Thanks for the continuing education and inspiration.
I love how the authors dedicated the book to their grandmothers. We are a die hard WAPF bone broth family. It’s so easy to add broth to many dishes in place of water. I know this book will find a permanent home in our kitchen next to NT!
I started making broth even before I found out about traditional foods, as a way to get more value from the meat I bought. (Getting it on the bone and then saving them for broth) Then I started learning about traditional foods and wanting to make them even more. I even buy chicken feet when I can for the extra boost! BUT I don’t use it nearly enough, since I know I can use it for sauces and cooking rice and veggies. Any chance of more ideas for using it would be a great help in my house.
Wow what a great giveaway! I have somewhat limited experience with broth. I’ve just started making chicken broth this year but have lacked a good source of chicken feet until recently. I really like to drink it straight with Real Salt and I’ve even made chicken stock jigglers by using powdered gelatin. I originally made the jiggerlers for my infant son but he didn’t like it so I started eating them and it’s really a tasty treat!
Another book that is now on my must have list (there have been several this year!)
I was raised with my mom “boiling bones” for soup when the evening meal contained chicken, turkey or ham. Although it wasn’t until I became involved with the WAPF foundation that I discovered the bones should be simmered for longer than 2-3 hours that I grew up with. At a WAPF conference several years ago they started the Monday events and I remember Jessica Prentice teaching 1/2 day course on bone broth. I wondered what could she possibly do to fill up that amount of time? I was amazed at how much I learned! Such a simple, common, inexpensive ingredient that most people throw away and yet it is a powerhouse of nutrition and health that should be a staple in every home! I can’t wait to get this resource in my hands!
Bone broth has been a part of our family life for several years now. I always have some on hand either warming in the crock pot or in the freezer. I love warm broth in the mornings during the winter. As soon as my daughter starts with the sniffles or a cough, I immediately incorporate broth into her daily nourishment and it seems to help in soothing her and helping her recover more quickly. I usually have stuck with just making chicken bone broth, but recently made my first broth using pigs feet. The gelatin was amazing! I would love to have this book to expand my broth repertoire and then pass it on to a friend.
Discovering the nourishing books and getting invoked with a mommy group who followed the Weston A Price ways I learned about bone broth in just the past year. I’m still learning but try to make it when I have good grass fed joint bones. If I have it on hand we will have some daily and when my boys are sick I make sure to summer for 24 hours and throw just about anything in it. I’m pretty excited about this book
I would love this book! I’m anxious to try making broth with my pressure cooker.
My mother always made bone broth growing up but I do it a little differently and longer after reading up on it through your site!! I’ve tired chicken feet, cow bones and always cook my chicken carcass after a roast!
Nourishing broths has been a part of my family’s go to food for almost 3 years. I wish I made it more often than I do–I do make it every time I have enough ingredients to be worth the trouble! (Like when we buy a whole chicken, etc). I make an effort to make and use more of it in the winter. I have made broth from bison and cow bones, too, with good results. However, I have had the most experience and most success with chicken. When we have it on hand, we use it in soups, to make rice, in stir fries, etc. I would love to learn more about how to make this more of a staple in my life. I don’t do a good enough job of buying cuts of meat with the bone in. We always buy good quality (WAPF-style :)) meats but I simply don’t have the space to buy, for example, half a cow! I would love this book. I have all of Sally’s others and they are excellent. Thanks for the opportunity!
Although I do save chicken carcasses, bones, and vegetable scraps to make broth, I can’t say that I have enough experience on the exact procedure and benefits. I love making warm soups, especially during the chilly seasons here in Minnesota, and would love to learn more about healing broths. That is why I would be so grateful to have this book for me and my family, plus one bun in the oven. We are already into those chilly days, and are ready to get our pot on the stove!
I don’t make bone broth nearly as often as I should. It was one of the first “meats” I introduced after 17 years as a vegetarian, and I tolerated it very well. Both of my kids have signs of food sensitivities, so nutrient dense foods like bone broth are a big part of our diet already; I just know they should play a larger role (like being consumed daily). I appreciate the other Nourishing Traditions books so much; I am sure this one will be equally a treasure trove of information.
Broth has completely changed our family. It was my first foray into “real” food, and I an NEVER going back to stock-in-a-box!!! My husband says it’s the foundation of all his favorite foods, and my kids will slurp it straight out of the pot. Aside from loving the flavor, it is absolutely medicinal for sick tummies, sore joints, colds, and flus. I am so thankful for this precious, traditional food!!
I started making bone broth about a year ago when we started our GAPS journey. I lost 15 lbs and my husband lost almost 60. After two miscarriages and two rounds of GAPS intro, I am now 17.5 weeks pregnant!
Wow! That is very heartwarming to read! Congratulations!
Great review thanks! I used broth all throughout my 18mo. on GAPS and continue to go back to it when I’m feeling off. Will try to start it daily again now too! I never knew you could cook it at too high a temperature. And I always knew broth was related to libido! Great to see it confirmed. I’d love to learn even more about it.
There is so much to learn! I will read it again and again!
I have never made bone broth. I’ve always wanted to and have researched the HOW but always concerned that I won’t make it right! I’ve even found local grassfed beef suppliers who will sell the bones but I just need to get the gumption to make it! i know that it’s an important step in the “nourishing” walk!
I make broth a couple times a month and use it in soups and chili. I try to incorporate one soup recipe a week for my family. It helped SO MUCH through the LONG winter season here in northern Michigan! I consider it a ‘vitamin’ that is essential for the health and well being of my family! I would love this book and new recipes to perhaps help my children enjoy it as much as I do!
I would love a copy of the book!
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I started making broth eight years ago when my then fifteen month old’s teeth began to crumble. Thru the boards at Mothering magazine I met mothers and fathers willing to speed me on my journey of understanding my son’s health crisis. We ate a fairly whole foods diet and I was not willing to accept the prognosis to sit idly by while the teeth rotted away and then “fix” them under general anesthesia. I needed to understand how to nourish my child. Online I met some amazing humans, the parents willing to share their painful experiences, Sally Fallon’s work, Dr.’s Misner and Bybee, Ramiel Nagel. Those who came before, Dr.’s Weston Price, Pottenger and Page. I read, researched, consulted, I used cod liver oil, broth, raw dairy and the GAPS/SCD diet and the decay stopped. Slowly, surely my child’s glow returned, his hair is silky, his skin in clear and bright, his body became pleasing plumb and his mood and energy improved. His teeth turned white and solid the brown spots receded. He is almost nine years old now, his teeth are beautiful. Thank you all for your hard work. I have all your books and I look forward to reading this one.
We love homemade bone broth! I make more every week with the bones and feet from our home raised pastured chicken. Such an amazing flavor and we know that it is so good for us as well. One really neat benefit to using lots of broth in our diet, is that my skin gets really nice! Must be all of that health giving collagen!
Thank you so much for the information. I would love to have a copy of this book.
I have been recently incorporating broth into my daily diet and that of my family. We have noticed a significant improvement with our gut health and immune system overall. My husbands allergies we’re non existent although it was a bad year. My hair, skin and nails have never felt better. I am excited to learn more and tie it to the science and research aspect and continue to share my testimonials with others who can benefit!
I started using broth almost 4 years ago (thanks to the “Perpetual Soup” post on blog Nourished Kitchen in Dec 2011). Having this kind of book might help convince those who are interested but skeptical as well as those who need more instruction in how to make broth since it’s no longer a common food. Since I discovered NT, broth and then GAPS we’ve had a lot of amazing health improvements all around, but most notable in my opinion, are the smaller changes, in particular in my husband. He does not change his mind quickly and considered my sudden interest in all this mostly a quirk to tolerate. However, after a few accidental times of trying the perpetual soup (broth in a crock on 24/7) (I used to pour it on his rice etc to quickly warm it up at lunch when we were in a rush etc), he started of his own accord filling up a big coffee mug with it and taking it to work. every. Single. Morning. Says it makes him feel full longer and feels good period. That winter (and since then, now 3 plus years) he did not get a sinus infection he used to get every year in Feb during his allergy season (thus skipping steroid inhaler to hold it off and then antibiotics to fight it off). In the last year he has also had some changes in a chronic lower back issue. It actually got worse first (healing?) and now is amazingly hardly there. For us, getting back to having broth as part of our everyday fare has been THE first step to bring on a whole lot of great changes.
I only just began making my own bone broth, but truly wish I had started years ago. We can’t do dairy in our household because of allergies (raw milk is illegal in my state) so I really worry about my family getting the proper nutrients and calcium they need. I don’t have to worry about that when I have ample supply of bone brother around. I’ve also noticed that the past year and a half we’ve been consuming bone broth, we’ve had little to no illness in our house (and we have a now 5 year old, even, in public school!). I would very much love to receive this book, but I know it will be a treasure for anyone who ends up winning.
We’d love a copy of this book! We are a family with four young ones, and the challenge is to keep up with our consumption. I make ours in the crockpot with chicken carcasses, then use the broth to cook rice and beans, and to make soup and gravy. I’d love to find more ways to incorporate it into our diets. Thank you!
Our family drinks broth every day. We pack two sippy cups full for our 1.5-year old at daycare and her providers are convinced that the broth is the reason for her great health. A few of the other families at our daycare have even been inspired to start making broth for their children too. We’re glad to be able to share this tradition with others!
In Slovenia, we eat “juha” bone soup every Sunday for lunch and then again on Wednesday. You put the soup on the stove, we always use a cheap cut of meat, celery, parsley root, carrots when you get up and after you come home from church you start working on the meat, starch and vegetable part of the second plate, as well as something that will go into the broth. Altogether broth cooks for about 5-6 hr. Since living here now, I do make a traditional Slovenian Sunday lunch when I am homesick and we have feed the kids a good breakfast, because church here is much longer and so the lunch time is later :-)Also, whenever our kids are sick they will ask for “juha” and baby tea. One thing different is why does it have to cook for 2 days!? My regular broth hardens when cooked for 6 hr and it does not when it’s cooked for 2 days.
I love bone broth and meat stock! I have started making it four years ago, after reading Natasha Campbell McBride’s work. I use it for soups, chicken stock was a first food for my 4th child. I drink it straight for a warm and nourishing start to my day. I’d love to win the book to get ideas for new recipes and deepen my knowledge about the benefits of Nourishing Broth.
I have made broth about 3 times total- and the 3rd time I made it, it gelled really well. I’m still trying to recreate what I did to make it happen!!! I have a hard time in the summer having a heat source on for so long since it’s so hot and humid here, but now that the weather is cooler I will definitely get into making broth again. I just have to train myself to consistently consume it to get the benefits of it. I’m looking forward to this book, and even if I don’t win, I definitely will be getting it because I want to learn more!!! Maybe they can make a kombucha book next!!
I have little to no experience making bone broth; however, for many years I have made the most delicious turkey soup out of the Thanksgiving turkey carcass! My family totally ADORES this soup, and I do too. I add barley which soaks up the broth and so it also tastes delicious! Thanks for what you do!
Love it. Very soothing to the gut. Be sure and toss in a few chicken feet for the gelatin factor. Helps us through cold season. Sometimes my children tire of chicken soup and broth, I can make it more enjoyable to them with a sourdough toast accompaniment or switch to butternut soup with chicken broth as the liquid, or (soaked) brown rice cooked in broth. Liver pates use broth too. Beef broth yummy as well. So thankful for the many farmers raising on grass in our area now..(.and that we can have a few hens here in town.) .
At the moment, I only make chicken broth & feel very limited in my abilities to make a tasty broth from other animal bones. I would love this book to expand my knowledge & feel more confident in my broth making. That said, chicken broth has been a great addition to my family’s diet. I regularly make soup in the cold weather for my family & I have seen a positive benefit in their health. Last winter, when the winter vomiting bug was going around the school & many children were being sent home or kept home sick as well as the staff, my daughter only got a pain in her tummy which was short lived after a day of feeding her chicken broth.
My mother, grandmothers and great aunt all are/were big broth eaters. My great grandmother’s chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles no one could even try to come close to duplicating… but oh did we try!! Simple ingredients made with such loving care. All the greatest cooks in our family passed on their tips of making broth. When my mother became a Westin A. Price fan that’s when it really clicked for the health importance. I never have had any cavities and I’m 49. I have no idea if broth is the direct reason but luckily my daughter naturally craves broth based soups and so far we’ve been successful with helping keep her teeth and bones healthy too!
i just began making my own broths in the last 2 years and i believe in these broths big time! i even save my veggie scraps in the freezer to add to my bone broths or just use them for making vegetable stock. I wish that everyone could truly realize the benefits of such healthy eating. i have always done alot of home-cooking but now that i’m cooking for grandchildren it makes me feel so good to be feeding them the way i do now!
I started making broth about a year ago after transitioning my family from a vegan diet. Due to our previous heavy dependence upon grains my husband had severe allergies, tooth sensitivity, and I developed two cavities. Broth has become a staple in our home that has over
time repaired our health in significant ways. We are currently applying the protocol outlined in Cure Tooth Decay and would love to learn more from Nourishing Broth!
I have always made “broth” with the leftover bones from baking a chicken, but it wasn’t until I was researching how to cure my child’s cavities that I heard about “bone broth.” I soon found out that my own grandmother used to have a pot of broth always on. I noticed a great improvement in my own energy when drinking a cup daily while preparing to make dinner. I have also began to research more traditional nourishing foods. My daughter does not care for the broth straight up so I would love to find new ways to get it into her diet. thank so much!
Earlier this year a friend recommended Nourished Traditions as a useful reference for nutritional information, and useful it is! I have always made my soups from scratch, including the stock, but was completely oblivious to the fact that the source of the bones is super important. I didn’t even think of including broth as a staple in my diet, but do so now. I am still trying to perfect the technique as well as composition and quantity of bones to water, as I don’t always get a good gel happening. When visiting my mom in Alberta recently, I made broth with bison bones and man did it gel!!!! I will definitely order calves feet with my next order of beef and bones and hopefully get better results.
Our small family is on the verge of being homesteaders or “cottagers” and I know how important bone broth is, but have never perfected the technique. We raise pastured chickens and often make stock from their bones. However, I have never achieved the gelled effect. My husband has seasonal and food-based allergies. I feel like his body could do some major healing with the right kind if nourishment. Here’s to taking care of our bodies and being good stewards!
I started making broth as an aid to heal my 3 year old cavities. Well, the broth along with plenty of raw milk and FCLO/BO did it!! I’ve turned many people onto making homemade bone broth with my testimonial and am forever greatful to the WAPF for existing!!
Bone broth is now something my 2 toddlers consume every single morning and I don’t anticipate them stopping
I started to make broth when I was introduced to Nourishing Traditions. I do not make it as often as I should but there is usually always some in our freezer for making soups or our favorite GRAVY! The best stock/broth and gravy came from a chicken we had raised ourselves.
I do not have much experience with broth. I have read about making it on The Healthy Home Economist’s website and have been interested ever since. It’s neat that Nourishing Traditions has put together a book about it. It would be great to win this book and be able to use it and learn more about healing broth.
My son, Galileo, had a traumatic birth which resulted in him having many, many food allergies and terrible eczema (due to very powerful antibiotics given at birth). I have vowed as his mother to do my upmost to relinquish him from a life of limitations. I have been making him bone broths from the age of 6 months and he has enjoyed drinking everyday.
Unfortunately, my son was hit with yet another obstacle. At nine months old he was hit with a life altering virus (enterovirus 68) which left him with severe upper limb muscle weakness. This was a huge blow for all our family. After being in Intensive Care for 8 weeks and the uphill journey we had to take for his recovery at home was brutal. But I felt and still feel blessed to have the comfort of knowing that I am doing my best to provide him with the best recovery tools I can.
Bone broth has given me hope.
I started making bone broth about 15 years ago, when I started making homemade chicken soup. I quickly expanded to other types of bone broth and other soups along with it. I now drink broth weekly if not daily and have a freezer and refrigerator full @ all times.
Homemade bone broth is a staple in our kitchen! Every week I make stock from our Tuesday (or Wed) night roasted chicken. I usually add a homemade packet of herbs (and seasoning) to the stock just before it’s done simmering. The herbs add vitamin and immune-boosting properties to the stock. It’s so nourishing – and so economical! I’ll make at least one or two soups or stews throughout the week.
I always have homemade broth in the fridge or freezer. I panic a little when I run low!! We consume some almost every day. Sometimes just warmed up in a mug and sometimes in soups or sauces. So nourishing!
I have started making my own broth ever since reading Sally’s Nourishing Traditions. I make a big batch and freeze it in 2 cup increments so it’s quick to thaw and I always have the beginnings of a nourishing soup at hand. I love making it because it’s so low maintenance. Throw everything in a pot and I can tend to it further when I have the time. Great for a busy mom, or anyone! I’m looking forward to reading this book. Since I have already pre ordered a copy, if I also win one, I will gift it to a friend!
Since I have been making bone broth my digestive troubles have subsided greatly. I used to have gallbladder attacks often and don’t anymore. I also give it to my 11 month old daughter to help with her constipation. I’d love to learn more about it and learn some more recipes!
Unfortunately I have no experience with nourishing broth. So this is more the reason that I need and would love to educate myself with this book! I try to stick to natural remedies when it comes to my family which includes a two year old. This sounds like just the thing for when someone is feeling down or just to nourish our souls!
I started making bone broth a little over a year ago after finding WAPF and reading articles and recipes. I had already been consuming raw milk and easily enough.. the organic farm where I get my milk share sells chicken feet, heads and beef bones. This made it easy to start. I am still learning but it’s been a delicious process. A warm cup in the morning with a sprinkle of sea salt.. is just heaven for me. I have issues with my adrenals and feel I am never getting enough nutrition no matter how well I eat. Consuming the broth, I feel has been really healing for my body. Some of the main things I have noticed… My 5 year olds teeth have healed themselves and are very strong. Her belly-aches with digestion have ceased. It’s very rare I hear “my belly hurts, mama” when it was a consistent comment made daily the hours before her body was moving to eliminate. My ankles and wrist were always cracking when I walked and moved, that has pretty much ceased. My hair has thickened and not falling out as much. My leg bones would wake me in the middle of the night aching (kinda what you feel like during pregnancy with a calcium deficiency) and that has completely stopped. Not sure how much is the raw milk or bone broths, but I know the broths give me a sense of well being when I drink it and completely satisfied after.
Would LOVE a copy of this book! thanks for your blog.. it’s just lovely!!
Thank you for the very positive feedback and for your detailed testimonial!
After my baby was born about a year ago, I suffered with debilitating postpartum depression for about six months. In my desperate search to get better, I started seeing a nutritionist who taught a class in how to make bone broth. Since then, between my husband and I, we haven’t had a single week go by without cooking a pot of broth. It’s been incredibly healing for me, my husband who went through chemo just before the baby was born, and our little sweet pea loves it too!
I love making nourishing broth, it makes everything taste amazing! I am really sad though because my Vitaclay cooker crock broke and I need to get another one before making more. I am having an issue finding something that is non toxic besides the cooker to make the broth in. Most stainless steel pots are laced with nickel and other metals and if ever scratched they can leach into foods, so I am trying to find a good quality pot that I can do large amounts of broth in so that I can freeze some of it. I would love this book for tips and tricks for making broth as I have not perfected it yet I’m sure. :-)
I found the traditional diet while attempting to help my husband with food related illnesses and seeming allergies. He was sick after every meal. Bone broth was one of the first things I learned how to make. Its my go-to for any illness with my family. We don’t incorporate it daily enough though! I would love to learn more about it. I am super interested in the cooking times because I was cooking it based on the nourishing traditions books and never liked the flavor from the super- long simmer.
Growing up in rural area in Europe, broth was a big part of my childhood. And it still is. Now, being a mom of two, I cook broth weekly. We drink it as is (I am actually sipping on one as I am writing this) and I also use it as a base for any dish that requires some liquid to be added. We all love it and both kids even ask for it for breakfast or in the evening instead of a bowl of fruit ;-) I cannot imagine my life without it!
I have been making my own homemade stock for several years. When I have it in the fridge I use it in everything – gravies, stir fries, when cooking rice, anything that needs a little extra flavor. Its great for my oldest daughter who is lactose intolerant, but loves her soup made with homemade stock and for my youngest, who is a picky eater but will eat vegetables if they are in soup. It’s getting cooler now and we are out of stock so I am starting to make it regularly again so we can have warming soups and stews made in a flash!
I love broth especially when it helps my kids get over colds. I cook it all the time usually from chicken. I would love to have this book and learn more about it.
Anyone have tips on how to source inexpensive inputs for fish broths when you live inland? Is this something you can accomplish at the whole foods fish counter? Thanks for the great review!
I blog for Selene River Press under “Tips From The Traditional Cook” and I plan to do a blog on this book and know it will draw a good deal of interest and sales. I personally drink at least 1 pint of bone broth daily, and it is absolutely a must for every Nourishing Traditions Follower. My tabby also gets her little bowl of fish broth frequently It is long over due that this book is back on the shelves of every book store. Would make good use of a complimentary copy. Thanks for the opportunity.
Maria Atwood-Author of “To Gluten Or Not To Gluten” – Wise Traditions Journal.
Maria – Isn’t bone broth one of the foods eliminated by the initial GAPS diet because it contains compounds that people with gut in poor health cannot process? If that’s true, then it’s actually not a good food for absolutely every Nourishing Traditions follower as far as I can figure out.
I started making bone broth a few years ago. When I went to the chiropractor I passed by a small farm. One day I stopped by the farm and bough some chickens. I spoke with the farmer and heard about how he raises his chickens and that the chickens were not gmoed. I started eating a chicken a week and using the bones to make broth. I add broth in place of water when I cook and can taste the difference. This year I am committed to eating bone broth a few times a week. I am so excited to read this book. It is on my birthday and Christmas wish list.
I have been making bone broth for several years. After many years as a vegetarian I enjoy cooking with bones to make nurishing soups. I work with athletes and know that the collegan in broths are theraputic for the joints in athletes. I am excited to read this book and share the wisdom with many people! Thank you!
Bone broth is such an important food for our family that we have it in some form every single day. Try paoching an egg with spinach in chicken broth – then serve plain or with lavishly buttered sourdough toast – a great breakfast or lunch. My very favorite rice dishes are all made with rice cooked in chicken broth. A favorite soup is the liver dumpling soup from Nourishing Traditions made with a delicious rich beef stock. Bone broth helps keep me healthy and helped me to heal my gut. I’m very excited that there is a whole book out there to help turn others on to the benefits of bone broth!
I’m sitting here with my cup of broth :)
I have been making broth for 6 years now thanks to an unexpected event at my daughter’s birth. I was told by doctors that all we could do is wait and test to see if my daughter would fall ill to cancer. I refused the wait and test method and started reading and reading and reading. It was then that I discovered a traditional way of eating and then the WAPF. Nutritious broth has not only kept us healthy but cancer-free! I try to incorporate it in as much as I can and actually have my children drinking a small amount each morning.
My experience of nourishing broth is that I make it for my son who has autism and PANDAS and it helps relieve digestive, etc., problems, keeping him more regular. It’s essential. I make chicken and beef bone broth. I’d like to branch out more and use other bones/meats, and learn about how else I can use it aside from making it into soup. I have your Nourishing Traditions book–I like and refer to it often. I took it on the plane once to read from Portland to San Francisco. I’m glad to hear of your new Nourishing Broth book, excellent idea!
I would love this book. I have tried making bone broth using numerous different websites and the “Nourishing Traditions” cookbook. Both my daughters and myself have leaky gut and perfecting my bone broth is one like skill that I would love to have and to pass down to my daughters.
I love making beef broth in a huge canning pot, using Fallon’s recipe from Nourishing Traditions. After a couple days of simmering and straining, I pour it into canning jars and freeze it. This batch lasts me several months and makes the most amazing base for a roast in a slow cooker (I use Nourished Kitchen’s recipe: http://nourishedkitchen.com/beef-pot-roast/).
I learned of the wonders of broth in the first book Nourishing Traditions probably about 8 years or so ago. I absolutely love it and can tell when I am not getting enough of it, like lately. This inspires me to get into the kitchen again and make more. I frequently had a pot simmering and freeze any extra I don’t use right away. I most definitely will invest in this book, if I don’t win it first :) Thanks for the review and the chance to win!
I am so excited to read this book! I have been making bone broths for the past few months after reading Nourishing Traditions. I have gleaned much new insight regarding the benefits of bone broth. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book soon to discover even more!
What is your experience of nourishing broth?
Years ago I heard of chicken soup as Jewish penicillin. I would get sick for a month then get better for a month since I was a child. Desperate I went to the Jewish deli’s on the Westside of Los Angeles ordering their chicken soup letting them know I needed Jewish penicillin. I even attempted to make my own chicken soup thinking that it would take away a cold when it didn’t. Since Sally Fallon’s presentation on broth at a Weston A Price conference a couple years ago I now realize the secret to the soup was not that it was Jewish but that it was nourishing broth and I can’t wait to supply my family with it as it grows
Bone broth is a staple in our house. I save all my leftover bones and vegetable scraps on the freezer. When I have enough to fill a pot I brew up a big batch of broth. Its so easy I have shown all my friends and family how to make it too. Would love to win a copy of this!
Now that I’ve incorporated sourdough, fermented foods, and prepared grains into my family’s diet, I want to begin making broth. Everything we have learned from the WAPF and Sally Fallon has only improved my family’s health. My daughter loves our sourdough bread, sauerkraut, and bi-weekly trips to our local farmers market. I can’t wait to see her swallow up the bone broth I want to start making!
Meat and bones cooked in my pressure cooker always result in a very nice gelatin after refrigeration. Soup/stock/broth is gonna be the way of the future!
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Wow, an entire book on broth! I have been making it weekly, and I really enjoy it. It is very soothing. I also use it as often as possible when liquid is required for a recipe. I’m sure I could use a few tips from the book!
Slow cooked nourishing broth (supa – as we call it) was the first course to every dinner while I was growing up in Montenegro. Formal dinners started with “supa” as well. Good “Supa” was certainly essential in every homely home. This daily “ritual” kept families close together. It kept them warm, and kept them healthy,
As a child my mother used to make chicken soup simmering the entire chicken carcass in a stock pot. It never occurred to me that what she was doing was part of a traditional cooking method! (I don’t think she knew that either but simply replicating how her mother cooked!) Unfortunately I never made broth until much later after I was married and became increasingly ill with many stomach problems, fatigue, and anxiety plus miscarriages with decreased fertility. It was when I saw an acupuncturist that she recommended that I make bone broth! I’ve been making and drinking bone broth consistently for over three years now and it has played a large part in my healing journey.
Great timing! Just in time for soup season! Can’t wait to check it out….Every time we have something coming on I pull out or broths but I would love to get them more into our everyday meals…
I’m just finding out all of the benefits of using broth. I started learning about it with the original Nourishing Traditions book, and am working on implementing more broth into our diet. I’d not heard about the gelatinous broth, though, and it’s something I’m going to pay a lot of attention to in my next batch. My broth certainly doesn’t gel up! This looks like it would be an awesome resource, thank you!
My doctor uses the Nourishing traditions book in his office. He will not let Big Pharma in. That just makes me know this book would be a great addition to that book which I picked up many years ago. I make bone broth two times a week and I would love some different recipes. Thank you for helping to keep us healthy in this unhealthy world.
I have been making broth in the crockpot for a couple years now. Summer time we seem to skip, but as soon as the fall weather hits, you can bet that we’ll have done broth cooking again. We found the benefits of broth when learning about how to heal tooth decay.
I am on the board of a nonprofit pay-what-you-can-cafe. We are opening this October and would love to have this book. We’ll be serving soups and salads made from local ingredients with a different small menu each day. The basis of a good soup is the broth and we want to have very nourishing broth. Our mission is to build community by providing healthy and delicious meals regardless of ability to pay.
I make a bone broth in my slow cooker. I buy pastured chicken bones and cover them with water and add nothing else. I bring it up to rolling boil then turn it down and leave it to low and finally to warm where it sits ready for a cup of bone broth any time you feel like it (instead of coffee!). When depleted I start the process over and throw out the now pulverized bones and meat. The bones completely break up by the time it’s done. I do put feet in if I can get them. I would love this book to allow me to explore with more types of stocks!
I have only made broth once. It came out amazing and would love to give it a go again. I used my crock pot and that made it extremely easy. I only used chicken wings as that is what the recipe called for but it was still so good that I wanted more when it was gone. Now I have to get going on it again! My mother could use this in her diet as well as she has many health issues mentioned here. Never would have thought of it!
What is your experience of nourishing broth?
My experience with nourishing broth comes from my mothers and grandmothers, and aunt Mary (who was the broth queen of the family). Soup was served often in our homes and many times was made over wood cookstoves. We never wasted bones and used these bones to make wonderful soup and bases for meat and vegetable entrees. We did not even know how healthy they were, it was more for flavoring. In the last 10 years we have come to realize just how valuable of a health supplement the “right” broth can be. We are excited to venture future with broth. Thanks!
I started my baby on homemade broths I made. All his food is made with it for extra flavor and nutritional value. When he took ill last month and refused to eat, take bottles and all I managed to get ONLY my beef broth into him besides nursing. I saw an improvement within 12 hours, he was very dehydrated and I won’t use otc drug store medications. I consider broths to be what we call in my family ‘jewish penicillin’ and consume ALLOT of it every week, especially for my son. He really has flourished in broths and homemade foods comprised mostly upon your recommendations.
Thank you for this wonderful review. I would surely love to add this valuable resource to my book shelf. I’m never without chicken or beef broth in my freezer – and the gel still makes me smile! It’s a first go-to remedy for us when we’re under the weather, and a staple for any meal containing soups, sauces or stews.
I grew up with many traditional foods like organ meats, ghee and chicken/goat meat broth. As we grew older and desired more American foods, much of the traditional foods were lost until I discovered the book Nourishing Traditions. It’s been a great learning experience learning to make broth and experiencing the benefits. I’d love to learn more about it and incorporate different recipes into my lifestyle!
Nourishing Traditions first introduced me to the importance of bone broth. Since then, I’ve become a bone collector! Every bone from our meals is saved until I have enough to get a pot of broth going. I love waking up in the morning to the smell of beef broth that has simmered all night on the stove. I find it very nourishing to have a cup of it first thing in the morning and sometimes use it to make a quick egg drop soup for breakfast.
We love bone broth here, my 18 month old can always be counted on to drink his broth, even when he’s not hungry for much else. We mostly make chicken and beef bone broth, but I’d love to buy this book and learn some new recipes. Soups are a wonderful way to get lots of nutrients and feel full.
I was raised on bouillon and dried onions. When I was ill, my mother would give me a cup of bouillon broth, an idea most likely passed down from the time when real broth was given to those feeling ill. My first introduction to broth was an eye opener. The broth was so rich and delicious. I felt nourished. As one who suffers with immune deficiency, I just want to learn more.
My BFF makes bone broth whenever she feels a cold coming on.
Also, for her recent ear issue.
I have Nourishing Traditions and know I would also love this book from Sally Fallon!
I’ve been waiting for this book to come out since I heard an interview she did with Susun Weed. Broth has been a part of our kitchen rhythm for years, and it goes a long way to defraying the cost of ethically raised poultry and beef. Making and serving broth make me feel connected to my food, my family, and all those that came before who knew the best and most economical way to nourish their loved ones.
I learned how to make bone broth from my mother, who grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan in the early 1900’s. I find it gives a depth of flavor never found in other commercially available products because of the high mineral content that seems to be so deeply satisfying to our taste buds. I look forward to this book!
I am the mother of 12 boys…yes 12! Everyone always asks me how we can afford to feed them. I say raw milk kimchi and bone broth 3 times a day. Our Grocery bill evened out and everyone is happy.
The football player has raw milk and bone broth in his locker at all times. Our cx boys drink a at before schools and practice…they call it thier energy drink.
I love making homemade soups and having been trying my hand at chicken broths over the last two years, and am looking forward to learning how to do beef stocks and beyond! I have seen remarkable improvement when I’ve fed chicken soup to my family during colds, infections and other illnesses. So far I only make broth every other week or so but would love to make ot more often, as I am definitely a believer! Also, one of my children also has an allergy to dairy, corn, and gluten, which iwould love to heal with broth so I can eventually get into sourdoughs and fermented dairy!
My experience with nourishing broth is a lifelong experience, I love broth. I grew up frequently smelling broth simmering and often drank broth for breakfast. I would love to add this book to my collection and learn more about it.
I got into bone broth about a year ago, however, I have not been able to get the gelatin part right. I went to the meat market for chicken feet, and just couldn’t do it! I don’t know if I always had my proportions correct, sometimes the broth would taste a little bitter, and sometimes I could tell that I was over generous with the vinegar! I would love to get a copy of this book so that I could get my proportions in check and share this nutritious whole food with my loved ones!
My experience so far is in research only. I’ve read about the importance and benefits of broth but have yet to try my hand at making it. This book is an exciting addition to the Nourishing series that will hopefully get me moving on this healthy food.
When we moved across the country my kids (age 1 and 2) were both sick for several months with one virus after another, and my allergies were out of control. I couldn’t go 30 seconds without sneezing multiple times and having to blow my nose. I decided to try making soup broth, and we’ve had it every day since. My kids NEVER get sick and my allergies have disappeared completely. My kids love it and ask for it every morning. They can’t get enough.
As a holistic nutritionist this is the first recipe I teach and make all my clients follow as part of their healing. Bone broths is the best wholesome food medicine for everyone for good health and part of their healing journey. I always have a batch in the freezer to use in my cooking.
Cooking begins with broth. Some of my earliest cooking experiments were making soup. My guides were family members, and these cookbooks: Woman’s Home Companion Cookbook published in 1931, McCall’s Cookbook published in the early 1960’s, The Joy of Cooking, Julie Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and everything Marcella Hazan wrote. Asking the butcher for bones was unique and exciting (did you know you used to be able to get beef bones free for the asking?) and the cooking process pre-slow cooker was exotic. You simmered and knitted, simmered and read, simmered and cleaned house on a day off. The result was an apartment that smelled wonderful and a freezer filled with containers of yummy goodness. Marrow was cook’s treat since I had no kids and no one else wanted it. Nowadays the slow cooker is my primary, when I can afford meat it is for stock.
I just wish more people understood the importance of our food and food sources…It is so important to help/let others learn and know about what REAL food can do for our bodies and mind…In this crazy world everyone is in a hurry and wants a quick fix and your food just is not the place for that…yeah you can grab some fruits and veggies but that is not what I mean…too much fast food and boxed food instead of good ole home cooked food and home made junk food is even better than the junk in the stores…teaching parents to give their children real food from the beginning really helps….people have to learn to take time to make healthy food and especially bone broth
I’ve made bone broth once after reading Nourishing Traditions and learning the health benefits. I tried an unusual version that a woman on the internet spoke about and put a whole organic chicken in the crockpot. I removed the chicken and deboned it placing the skin and the bones back in the crockpot. I used the chicken throughout the week in various meals and drank lots and lots of broth each day refilling the crockpot with filtered water after removing broth. I truly enjoyed that week of broth and have been stashing bones in the freezer to try a more “normal” broth making attempt. I will enjoy reading this new book and learning how to not overcook or undercook the broth!
My mom always made fresh chicken or turkey stock when I was a child, but it wasn’t the same as the recipe in Nourishing Traditions. When we discovered that book and tested that recipe, I found that the broth was MUCH different–gelatinous, delicious, and deeply nourishing to something within us. We began taking chicken feet or bones and hooves from folks we knew who discarded them, When we would harvest venison, we saved nearly all the best parts for stock–antlers, hooves, and all. It truly has been a life-giving substance for us, and is so simple to make! I am thrilled for the cooler weather so now we can eat this cherished food in beautiful soups everyday!
My experience has been about learning what it means to really nourish myself and my family. In a world where everything is about quick fixes, I long for the slow simmer of broth to fill our house. But I’ve got so much to learn! I’ve made truly gelatinous stock one time by accident, and have been trying to figure how how I did it ever since. I’m excited to use this book to learn and nourish my family for decades!
I read an article by Josh Axe on the healing properties of Bone broth. Ok! I went to whole foods and purchased some bones from grass-fed animals. my first attempted was not an success.
I then consulted with my wife. She told me that I forgot to put the bones first in the oven to get them to caramelize. I did that and then made the broth. I added some Bragg apple cider vinegar and that helped. Success. I used the broth in the morning, heating it on the stove, with Coconut amino, and an egg to make a great drink to heal the body…. :)
since being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis after the birth of my second daughter, 3 years ago, I’ve been on a quest for natural therapies. The medications used to treat RA are highly toxic and “may cause cancer”(!!). This scared me so much that I pursued natural medicine information and found bone broth as a great arthritis treatment ! I have always been a supporter of using natural medicine and therapies when available and appropriate. The bone broth is not only delicious but I can feel it warm my whole system as I drink a cup or two in the morning!
I would love to find more recipes and ideas, as of now I just put grass-fed beef bones into the crockpot with a few cups of water and some seasonings.
I am so glad to hear about this book. I haven’t been making broth often enough, but am determined to make it at least once a week after the last batch of beef stock bones really helped my digestion. There is a batch of chicken feet in the freezer calling my name. Crock pot to the ready.
I started making bone broth a few years ago when I finally had access to wonderful grassfed beef and pastured chicken. I’ve always loved to cook, in large part because I feel it is one of the best ways to take care of myself and my family, to prepare nourishing meals. Bone broth almost seems like an ultimate expression of that idea. Ah yes, food is love. It’s darn tasty too.
Hi Sandrine, it’s been a while! I quit Facebook back in April and put myself on the paleo autoimmune protocol to heal my mind and body. A work in progress…
I’ve been making broths from bones and meat for the last dozen years or so, ever since I first read Nourishing Traditions. I loved the book so much I made a point to keep a second copy available to loan. Several copies never returned to me, which I consider a good thing. I believe broth is a cornerstone of good health. It makes me grateful for the whole animal that I am consuming and comforts in a way that no other hot liquid can even come close to. When my young husky was run over by the back wheel of our Suburban (she was sleeping under it, we had no idea she was there!) I put her on water only for the first several hours. I thought surely the next time I checked on her I would find her dead. It was heartbreaking. When she survived the first few hours I got busy making broth. I added plantain herb for its healing properties but other than that, just bones and water. This was her nourishment for the next few days, along with raw ground beef and egg, plus more plantain. This happened over five years ago and she is still alive and very physically active!
I have a recipe from my Aunt Helen for Ham Soup. It also contains kale, cabbage, chick peas, kidney beans. It is simply delicious. My Aunt was a nurse in the DC area. She had an elderly patient who was very ill and requested she make this family “secret” broth soup swearing it was the only thing that would help her get well. And guess what….it did! My family has continued to use this recipe for years to “get well!” This books sounds great…would love to have it!
OMG! I need your book! My mother used to watch my daughters every Friday night to Saturday mid-day. She made them broth every weekend and they would drink it in their little mugs – and loved every slurp. I wasn’t as aware of quality/clean food back then and as I look back on many of the old customs she brought to the U.S. I can see why she had a long healthy life and I am so healthy too. I do need to get into the routine of making broth on a more regular basis for myself, daughters and granddaughters. Thanks for putting the information out there! ;-)
I have enjoyed all the good information in Sally Fallon Morell’s other books. I’d love to have this book as well. We are planning to start the GAPS diet very soon and this book sounds like it would be very handy. Thank you for the tips on how to make bone broth. I usually make mine with soup bones in my crockpot.
Growing up my mum always made bone broth with meat from our goats and I remember it being incredibly delicious in anything we added it to, soup and gravies especially! She learned the concept from The Nourishing Traditions book and now that I have 3 little ones I’m excited to feed them the same way. I’m definitely still learning about living a healthier lifestyle and I know bone broth is a must for their developing bodies. Thanks for the great giveaway!
After reading how easy is was to make our own broth, we make it at least 2x per week and keep it in jars in the fridge. It so nice to have on hand and everything we make with it is so much more flavorful. It makes a quick and easy meal when I am not up for cooking and the best part is it’s so healthy! Usually you have to sacrifice healthy when you go for quick and easy :)
Nourishing broth is a shot to the arm – I believe that energetically it can bring a person’s life force back. It can turn a worn-down ghost into a vital human being again. When I was able to make it in my old crock-pot I instantly noticed a difference in eczema and with intestinal fortitude. A friend of mine completely healed her leaky gut/excruciating stomach pains after a week of having nourishing broth for breakfast – I’m a believer.
I’m in my early 30’s, as is my husband, and we’ve been disabled with mysterious symptoms for over a decade. When I first looked into using food as medicine, I read about “fermented foods” and panicked. I thought “fermented” was a fancy way of saying “rotten”. ;) But with nothing to lose, one of the first foods I made on my own was bone broth. It even gelled! Now I am hooked and feel my body so desperately craving real nutrition. I am determined to recover and help others who are struggling with long-term illnesses. Bone broth = my new calling in life! :)
Hehe…..fermented = rotten. Nice ;) Glad we know better.
I just started making bone broth from beef bones from grass pastured cows. It is fabulous. I used it in a stew and the was the best I had ever made. I am using bone broth as part of a regimen to heal cavities. I used my large slow cooker to make the broth. I would love to learn more about broths from other kinds of meat.
Ever since I started AIP, I have been refining my technique on making bone broth on a weekly or biweekly basis. Through the process I learned that vinegar did not work for my system so have learned to do without it. Now I have honed it down to cooking different types of bones and knuckles in a pressure cooker, with some veggies, sea salt, and herbs. My latest adventure with bone broth was using duck bones that left me with lots of duck fat. Yay! I separated it from the gelatin and now use it to cook veggies and to make my creamiest liver pâté.
I have started making bone broth recently after taking classes based on the principles of the Weston Price Foundation…This is something I want to have on hand at all times. I am actually at home sick with the flu at the moment and I have no broth to drink.
Now, that fall is upon us I would really love to have a book that I trust that I can refer to since I read so many differing opinions on how a broth should be prepared…
A sister of mine sent me this link. Oh how I would love to know more! I have multiple sclerosis ( 18 yrs. now ), and would love to try these recipes. I am tired of drugs, and would welcome a holistic approach that I could add to my meds. Thank you.
Paula – Do yourself a favor and check out Dr Terry Wahl’sTED talk on curing MS with a WAPF-type diet, heavy with bone broth and ferments but with lots more vegetables. She’s curing herself and other people of MS! (OR GOOGLE DR. TERRY WAHLS) With all respect to Sally and Kaayla, this is probably your fastest track to curing your MS through nutrition! GOOD LUCK!!
Thank you for the info. :)
Growing up in the city removed me from the understanding that my body needs whole complete foods in order to thrive. I was convinced that chicken breasts were a healthy food and enjoyed that concept for some time until my body started to protest. After seeking out grandma’s advice, it just made sense that in order to maintain robust health in my entire body, I must include all parts of the bird, fish, and/or animal into my meals. Broths and stocks are an especially nourishing way to do this.
After finally seeing a naturopath to see if I could relieve my thyroid and adrenal fatigue symptoms that conventional doctors and specialists couldn’t help me with, she recommended I do a 5 day bone broth fast to heal dysbiosis (which was diagnosed with a test) and leaky gut. The first several days had me feeling very tired but by the end of the fast, my energy was up and I have been feeling better even after eating food again for a week (AIP and low GI foods). I have read a lot of great information about healing ailments with nutrition and one common theme is eating homemade bone broth! I am a believer that it can help and will be trying to incorporate it into my family’s diet on a regular basis. I would love to win this book and will definitely be checking it out from my local library!
I started making bone broth when my family and I raised our own chickens for meat. We used it in soups throughout the winter and all of us stayed healthy! Also our dog has hip dysplasia and suffered a set back last winter. We gave her nourishing broth with her meals and her condition was drastically improved.
I haVe Nourishing Traditions and I make bone broth all the time but I dint realize you could cook it to long. I have a wood stove and I let it go a week, the bones would just break in your hands. At least now I can have more of it if it comes off sooner. I can it then I make soups and gravies out of it, I also didn’t even think of just drinking it. I Have recently just bought The Nourished Kitchen, WOW I never know which one to try first. Thank you Sally and Co.
Oh, how I would love this! I make broth all the time! Thanks for writing a fabulous new book, Ms. Sally!
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I use broth everyday it is used for cooking my vegetables in my sauces, I don’t have any health problems but this may be the reasons why. It makes all you food tastier and able to get more out of them. I have never drank it plain on its own but I will be from now on. Cheers
I started making nourishing broth during my pregnancy, and would just sip a hot mug of chicken bone broth with some sea salt. My turning point was when I bought a stew hen at the farmer’s market, and I had to search the web for what to do with it, since they told me the meat would be pretty tough, so it’s just “good for broth.” Thankfully, that winter opened up the world of pastured chicken/eggs to me, and of course the delicious stew hens that made such nourishing rich bone broths with dark yellow quality fat. I use my slow cooker so I can forget about it overnight, and leave it on the keep warm mode until I have time to strain and portion into the fridge or freezer. I haven’t made beef bone broth yet, but growing up in a Vietnamese family, my mom always made beef noodle soup with lots of beef bone broth slowly simmered until gelatinous. She also cooked with lots of pork and chicken bones too. Once my midwife introduced the Nourishing Traditions books to me, I was hooked! Now my toddler-aged son sips on warm bone broth when he is under the weather, or just because! He likes it as an alternative to water in his sippy cup. I love using broth in making quinoa or rice, and braising vegetables, soups, stews, etc. Such a satisfying way to cook and eat. I would love a copy of this new book! :)
I’ve been making broths consistently for several months after reading Nourishing Traditions. Mine taste fantastic but have not gelled and I suspect now that I’ve been cooking them too long. I follow the directions in NT but this is saying to cook a shorter time. I will try the 6 hours on the next batch of chicken broth and see if that makes a difference.
We live in Alaska and make bone broth from caribou that my husband hunts. We use the whole animal and make several big batches. We can it in pint jars to use in stews, chili, and soup. We also freeze it in ice cube trays for use in sauces. Every time we have caribou I try to include at least some stock. Last year we ran out so this year we used our friends caribou bones as well!
Wow! That is sooooooo cool! Wonder where I could round me up some caribou here in the bay area?
Meat and bones cooked in my pressure cooker always result in a very nice gelatin after refrigeration. Soup/stock/broth was the only way in the past and now does and will fill a great need in the future. This book preserves the lost art of making liquid gold. I hope that it starts a new trend of eating in America, because well made soups with bones can save the world!
I have had an on-and-off relationship with bone broth, to be honest. The “on” reasons are obvious! The “off” reasons include freezer space, time commitment, and my minimal success with achieving a “gelatinous” texture. I’d love to have this book and get bone broth back on my family’s menu.
My experience with bone broth has been amazing! I was suffering from Fatty Liver Disease and a gallstone. I was basically living on antacids. I discovered Sally Fallon’s book Nourishing Traditions, and began to make bone broth and beet kvass. I had the bone broth every day, and found that it really helped my digestion, and gave me an AMAZING sleep! I was making so much that when my mother-in-law was ill and couldn’t cook, I gave her a bunch of frozen blocks of chicken broth (as I was consuming mainly beef broth), which she consumed daily. She has a lot of health problems and has been on the decline for the past 20 years. The day after she began, she started to feel better. Mostly at that time she was suffering from joint pain, and the broth really helped it. It helped her sleep, as well. She now has it every day for lunch, and it’s helping her cope with her myriad problems (she’s fairly elderly). As for myself again, after 3 months on bone broth, I no longer have to take digestive enzyme tablets with my meals in order to digest them, I am sleeping through the night continually, I no longer have gas or bloating, and I have a consistent energy throughout the day. My osteoarthritis has gone down quite a bit, (though I still feel it in my knees sometimes). I just really feel like a completely new person, and I don’t feel old and ancient any more! I LOVE bone broth! (And am completely indebted to Sally Fallon and all the books she’s written – I’ve bought them all! – because if it weren’t for her, I’d still be eating the standard diet and feeling old, sick and degerated.)
I have been making bone broth for over two years now. I first began after finding out how it can help heal teeth from the inside out. We are having good success with it too. We try having a warm cup of broth with our breakfast as often as we are able. My favorite is beef broth.
I just learned of bone broth recently and gave it a go for the first time two weeks ago. I went to our local Farmer’s Market to get grass fed bones. I used beef bones first. It was so divine…I found that I could NOT stop drinking it! Obviously something my body was asking for. Looking forward to learning more and more.
I have not gotten into the habit of making broth on a regular basis. This book would help spur me on to start a new habit that will help my family stay healthy. I also have been looking into ways to help my son with his autoimmune disease and this looks like it might have the greatest impact on his health. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book.
I am amazed as I continue learning about the healing powers of such a simple and basic food. I love returning to my cooking roots of “old” traditions.
I haven’t had the time to make bone broth yet but
I’ve wanted to! I’m currently in nursing school & I truly
Believe good nutrition is under utilized. Is would really
Love to get this book & learn the secrets to making a good
Bone broth. Thanks!
I’m at the beginning of my return to whole foods.
I’ve made a few batches of chicken and beef broth, but haven’t gotten into using it daily…yet:)
I would love a copy of this book. I’ve borrowed it from the library but couldn’t get into the entire wealth of information before it had to be returned.
We are just beginning to raise more of our own food in our urban location.
I’m looking forward to trying Bunny Bone Broth.
Has anyone tried that before?
I have always been a healthy eater and cook but Nourishing Traditions opened my eyes to bone broth and properly prepared and fermented food. Nourishing broth would be a fantastic addition especially as I look forward to grandchildren. I work in the school system with anxious, attention deficit, autistic and other syndrome affected children and wish that I had the credentials to give workshops to parents about the importance of good nutrition.
I wish I could say I have experience! This is all new to me, but the prospects are exciting. Learning more would give my family great help it sounds like. All the testimonials I’m reading in the comments are amazing!
Somebody introduced me to Weston A Price and Sally Fallon many years ago and I am so grateful for this. For the last 2 years I have been making stock/broth regularly and am consuming it 2-3 times a day. I start my breakfast with it and I can be seen sipping a clear broth throughout the day. Can’t imagine being without out.
My son and daughter have been prescribed 3 cups of broth daily to heal them. My son got metal poison from his braces that were put on after a broken jaw. The poison removed the lining of his digestive tract. He is already seeing a healing take place. My daughter came down with whooping cough after her 4 month immunization and spent 4 days in the hospital on high powered antibiotics which ruined her digestive tract. She is healing also. So thankful for God’s plan to heal through what He has already provided!
I have made it using beef bones by the recipe in Nourishing Traditions. I got the book at the library and wanted to try the broth. Everyone complained that it smelled awful while it was cooking in the crock pot, but when it was finished, it gelled up pretty good. I used it in soups and stews. It seemed to make me feel better. (I have many autoimmune issues.) But it didn’t taste good to sip instead of coffee or tea, as I have heard so many bloggers say. Would love this book so I can find out more about it (and why mine wasn’t sippable ;).
I started making broth when my husband bought me a copy of Sally’s first book. I have made it on a regular basis for our large and growing family of 8. Broth has been a life saver when children are ill or after childbirth. If just FEELS nourishing. It would be really nice to have some variations of such good nourishment. Glad to hear Sally is still writing.
My mother always simmered the chicken bones after our family had eaten a chicken so we could have soup the next day. As a child, I didn’t value this skill of hers, but now I make bone broth regularly during the cooler seasons. The youngest of our five children who is a picky eater with at least a casein intolerance and frequent tummy complaints has declared broth among her favorite foods! I haven’t told her it’s amazing for her stomach, but I think at age 7, she’s discovered this truth on her own. Now that fall has arrived, I’m eager to put the bones in the pot!
I grew up with my Mom spending days at a time making bone broth but I never appreciated what it was worth at the time. I would eat it but I didn’t see it for all that it was. I ate a lot of bone broth as a child but let’s pull it forward and see what it can do for me now. Well, it has improved my skin, my circulation, my energy levels, my metabolism, my thyroid, my general stamina and health, my attitude, and my mental state. I thought it was a simple health improvement but it’s been much more than that. It has been a whole way of life improvement.
I love bone broth. I started making it to recover from adrenal burnout, a decade later I am still loving it. My favorite is chicken. I freeze all of my chicken bones and make a simple broth, adding bay leaves garlic and any other herbs I have around. One great ingredient is cilantro. I started by adding the stems, and now I always use my cilantro stems. They are too good to waste and add tons of flavor to any broth or bean dish.
Just the book I have been waiting for! I have made bone broth a couple of times, but have been wanting to add it to our diet on a more regular basis.
I have just started becoming interested in making bone broth, mainly because my daughter suffers with severe digestive issues and I have eczema. I really believe it can help her and my entire family. I have made one batch so far, and would love to learn more on the subject. I also want to make sure I am making it properly. Love natural ways to heal the body!
the past few years, I’ve learned how good bone broth is for us. I’m trying to incorporate it into my regimen more often than I do. There is a pot in the fridge that I just cooked up the other day. Would love to win this book to learn more. God gave us an amazing body that heals itself if we just give it what it needs, instead of the processed, fast food crap.
I seriously started making nourishing broth when we started a GAPS protocol. I feel that it was essential to our gut-healing journey. I certainly haven’t perfected it — sometimes it is so absolutely delicious and others, just okay. I look forward to broth being a staple in our home forever. I do know that children love broth in all its many forms. They must instinctively know how very good it is for them.
Bone broths was one of the first diet changes I started to make when I was having dental problems. The biggest difference I think it makes in my health is with my gut. I definitely notice that my digestion is better with bone broth. Plus, it tastes so much better than boxed broths!
I’ve been making broth for several years now. I’ve used popular animals such as beef and chicken and some wild game such a deer. It’s nice to have access to clean healthy broths. We feel much better when we consume it on a regular basis which is more likely to happen in the winter versus the summer. Our broth never goes to waste. What we don’t consume, we feed to our dog to boost her health as well. She enjoys it just as much as we do. My son, he’s three, loves to help prepare the broth by chopping up vegetables.
I first started making bone broth when I acquired my copy of Nourishing Traditions, about ten years ago. Since then, bone broth has been a staple in our home. I’ve since discovered juicing, and I’ve enlightened the whole juicing community on the benefits of bone broth. Having read the above information on the new book, I discovered that I’m cooking my bone broth WAY too long!! I could really use this book!
Please please please – I’d love a copy of this book!! I’ve been eating broth since I was alive – my mother always had some simmering & also spare in the freezer. She never made soup or sauces without home made stock. As soon as anyone in the family showed any sign of unwellness – physical or emotional – out would come the stock. I’ve continued that with my own family and each week make sure we have a meal of meat on the bone so I can make stock. Then later in the week use that stock for either soup or risotto. My girls are gorgeously healthy & robust. I’ve been following the principals of Nourishing Traditions for 6 years when I was loaned a copy from a friend. I just couldn’t bear to give it back as finally I found some documentation of my heartfelt ways of nutrition. Finally my friend bought me a copy so she could have hers back! I’m just about (on Oct 20th) to open my Herbal Medicine Clinic where my goal is to be teaching childhood nutrition, sour dough bread making, yoghurt & kefir making etc etc. I have bought the Nourishing Our Children teaching aids & can’t wait to get into action after seeing my girls to an age where they can have a bit less of me (9 & 11 years). I would love to have this book as one of my many reference books at my clinic which I can share the info from, recommend people to buy, and lend out as part of my clinic library.
Thanks for sharing all of what you do.
Belle (from Mullumbimby – near Byron Bay – Australia) xx
PS. My mum always said (that her mum said etc ….) that fish broth cooked too long will become bitter, so I have always made it a short simmer time too.
I try to have soup a few times a week. Usually for lunch, because that is when I get to eat what I want and not worry about others’ wants. I just pour some bone broth into my blender and add some veggies. Blended soup has been proven to keep you full longer. I love broth and I would love to have a copy of this book!
The healing effects of broth are unparalleled by any other food in existence. Such a simple food, transforming what may be considered the “waste” bits, the odds and ends of an animal and various vegetables into a powerhouse of nutrition and healing. In my practice, I had a long term Crohn’s patient who I advised to add broth to her daily regimen. On her third day of having made no changes to her diet other than adding a cup of broth every day, she came to me in tears, reporting her first non-bloody painless stool in 20 years. This is the incredibly potent healing power of this miracle ancient food!
My experience with nourishing broth is not without its failures. I actually made great gelatinous broth when I first found Nourishing Traditions, but then I went for more conveniences as I finished my degree and mothered my six children (only five while doing the degree, the other one is only 6 wks old now and we are reading the Baby Care book that Sally Fallon authored). Recently, I thought I would stop using the store bought broths, even though they were the healthier, organic brands and make my own again. I failed miserably! I have a gas stove now and things cook hotter than my old stove did so I have had burnt to the bottom chicken bones and no water in the pot on a few occasions and even tried to use a crockpot instead. I am done with the failures and ready to get my wiggly jiggly gelatinous broth back for myself, my husband (who is having joint pain issues) and our six kiddos who we recently discovered have celiac disease or gluten intolerances. I would love a copy of this book to guide us and to help others when we make food for the sick friends or postpartum moms :)
I make lots of meat stock and bone broth. Meat stock for me and my toddler since we’re on GAPS and have histamine issues. We also bake chicken in salted water and drink the broth. For my husband and preschooler I take all our leftover meat bones and make bone broth in my pressure cooker. I usually reduce that to a 2-pint mason jar.
I am sort of new to bone broths, at least the health side. The more I read the more interested I am learning how to make great tasting, healthful broths. This book looks super interesting! I am currently making chicken broth for my daughter, who recently broke her arm. I think I will have broth in my house all winter!
Love my bone broths! And would love a copy of this book!
The last two years I have become more and more sick. I have extremely poor gut health. One doctor wanted to give me medicine and told me my symptoms would improve, one doctor said I made myself this way because I went to a paleo nutrition way of eating. I finally took my health in my own hands and have been reading TONS of material to figure out what I am sensitive to. I am currently in a elimination phase with my foods and including bone broth in my daily routine. This blog answered a few questions for me in regards to gel’ing. I would love a copy of this book. Thank you,
As a child of European migrants in Australia in the 1950’s, I grew up with rich bone broths and marrow or liver dumplings. But it was not ‘”cool” to have broth…canned tomato soup was all the go. 50 years down the track, I am returning to my ancestral foods and rediscovering rich gelatinous bone broths. I love that lip sticking feeling you only get when you have made the best quality broth using bones high in collagen.
It took me awhile to figure out that my ability to control overeating was directly proportional to the amount of broth I consumed. If I neglected to make broth regularly, my efforts to control even emotional overeating were ineffective.
Now that I know that I make broth regularly and am experiencing slow, steady fat loss. I’m studying to be a health coach and am very excited to introduce this concept to my future clients!
I would love to win this new book – but either way I’ll be getting one for sure!
For me, slow cooked Broth is the gift of mother love and gives me the sense, in body and soul, that I am able to meet my life and the world secure in myself and in my knowing. Thank you for spreading the word!
Thought I did leave a comment but don’t see it. I make broth and soups now, but can’t get my family to eat them as much as I would like. I have a freezer full of stock and soups. I hope that this book could help me with some new recipes and uses for stocks, that will help me get my family to consume more! Thanks!
I have been dealing with an autoimmune disease for a few years now and it is not getting better with restrictive diets. I would like to learn how to effectively use bone broth. I’ve made it a few times, but it’s not as tasty as I would hope. I would love to try some recipes that appeal to me so I can make it part of my regimen.
Broth is BEAUTIFUL! I have always made soup stock from bones just like my Mother taught me, but I discovered “bone broth” when I read Dr. Thomas Cowan’s book “The Fourfold Path to Healing”. I then purchased a copy of Nourishing Traditions” and the rest is history! These two books remain my favorites out of literally hundreds of cook books and nutrition books on my shelves. I can’t wait to get a copy of Nourishing Broth to make it THREE, so I sure hope I “win” one!!!!!!
-Ashley Hathaway, NTP, CGP San Francisco Nutritional Therapy
I make lots of broth and use it regularly for soups and most frequently for cooking rice. I’m eager to read this new book to understand the science behind the broth. I’m also curious about the time for cooking it as I usually don’t find my broth gelled – maybe i’m overcooking? I like to include broth in everything I make for my toddler to ensure he grows up as healthy as possible.
I have just recently learned about bone broths this past year and its healing capabilities. I would love to fine tune making my own bone broths for me and my family, since I have been purchasing ours out of time and convenience. My kids love drinking chicken bone broth straight, while I incorporate other meat bone broths into stews or casseroles.
I think this book will be great for my family and to give away as gifts!
Great idea indeed!
I agree that broth seems to be a cure-all substance, a magical elixir of food! I have it on hand at all times and use it in everything! I love a hot mug in the morning or at night before bed!
Bone broth is delicious and comforting but also one of the most nutritious things you can include in your diet. I am looking forward to perfecting the art of gelatinous broths and daily consumption over this winter season as a part of my healing program. I am so interested in this book and the research done of the benefits of broth. What a simple thing we can make that os so affordable and nutritious, healing.
I have no experience with nourishing broth but as with most people, having children changes the way you look at things. I’ve been rethinking food and came across Nourishing Traditions. I have 4 children 4 yes old an under and an under 40 year old husband with scoliosis an arthritis in his knee. I’m fully convinced that proper nourishment will help to heal our bodies and help us all to live lives full of health and vitality. I want to start my children off on the right foot with a head full of knowledge about eating right.
I can see the kids relax when they sit down to a comforting bowl of broth whether used as a base for soup or just broth.
In times of illness, I am still amazed at how quickly we recover once they drink their broth.
I give patients a handout with my version of a basic broth recipe, quotes from Sally Fallon Morrell and references to her recipes from Nourishing Traditions and useful hints about how to easily make this regularly and what to do with it. Now I can add the Nourishing Broth cookbook as a reference! I get great feedback from families who have incorporated it into their diets. I am never surprised when I meet a family from other countries whose mother or grandmother always makes broth.
So happy to have these healing wisdoms being passed on.
I’m so excited for this book. My son, two years old, is not a very big eater at all. He would much rather nurse than sit down for a meal. It’s been quite hard to get necessary nutrients into his body due to his less than eager appetite. That was until I started him on broths!
Now he’s eating much more, trying new foods, and flourishing. The dark areas under his eyes are gone, he’s sleeping better, learning information faster, and overall is in great health! I can’t say enough about what broths have done for my son in just the short amount of time that I’ve learned about their importance.
I have been making bone broth for the past few years. It is cheap and great for soups. I do have trouble getting mine to really gell though and it may be that I am often using too much water in relation to the bones.
I love to show my friends the chicken feet I buy for my bone broth! My experience with bone broth is delightful. I use it in place of water & my kids rarely get sick. It also makes me feel better knowing they have such nutrients in their bodies, then a candy treat once in awhile isn’t so bad!
No matter how hard I try, my bone broth never gels. I usually make chicken broth and do add chicken feet. I may be putting in too much water, or cooking for too long or something. I would love to drink bone broth on a daily basis and start my young children on it as well. This book will be immensely helpful in doing so.
I have made broth in the past but haven’t wanted to make it with non-organic bones so it’s been chicken, which was fantastic when we had colds! I rarely pony up for a roast or steak with bones, not in my stretched thin budget. Just last week I found an organic beef bone supplier in my town at a farmers market! I would love to have a resource like this book, especially since we don’t get flu shots anymore. Elderberry and bone broth, here we come!
I love bone broth! I feel the best when I’m consuming it on a regular basis. I’m less tired, look better, and my A.d.d. brain works much, much, better. I’m strong believer in Gaps, so for my family “broth does the body good”;) so simple but so healing!
Thanks for this review! I saw Sally & Kaayla at a recent WAPF regional conference when they announced their book, so we’ve all been waiting! I’ve been using broth for my hubby for several years to help replenish his gut, since it was discovered he has late stage Lyme & the coinfections. A GAPS practitioner suggested he actually should drink it in between meals which he’s faithfully doing. I’m also drinking various broths too since my old Lyme from 26 yrs ago has reared it’s head as I’m healing my body….it sure helps those joints which are esp crying out now! Also passed this info on to a friend, who has learned from me about using the gel for all meals & she shared that her mother used to quickly retrieve it all from meat & fish dinners and put them in the freezer for future use & the family made fun of her actions. Sadly her mother has passed, & had not shared the real info about bones & broth, but now my friend understands why her mother used to do this, realizing that her own body is strong with a wide facial proportion and wonderful disposition. She is so grateful for knowing the real story & her mother’s presence is felt every day now. We all pass on the traditions….now with more insight & knowledge for our own children…it just might save the human race!
Im dying for a copy of this book. I first started making bone broth in my crock pot with whole chickens. I was able to get a great gelled broth this way with chicken, not so much with beef bones. I am still trying to get a good gel with beef or venison bones. I hope that the new book has some good info on improve my broths. I love to make hearty soups with them, and I love to make a freeze extra for later. I never have enough!
i love bone broth! i have several autoimmune diseases and it reduced my inflammation better than low dose predisone could. I just wish i was better about always having some on hand. i know it helps me and is easy to make, but i just dont always make the time to make it. Plus since my young daughter eats it to, i try and always make sure they are grass fed bones. sometimes those are hard to source.
I started making bone broth multiple times a week and using it heavily in cooking to help my 2-year-old daughter heal from food sensitivities. We would drink bone broth daily, regularly consume soups made with bone broth, and I always cooked soaked grains with bone broth and butter. Her eczema went away after removing the offending foods from her diet, and after a year of bone broth consumption and a nourishing diet I was able to reintroduce the foods that had caused rashes and digestive issues. She is now almost 4-years-old and for the last year-and-a-half she has eaten a normal, nourishing diet with no remaining food sensitivity symptoms!
I began making broth years ago. Once having children, however, I became aware of the more nutritious way to go about it. We use it almost daily from just drinking, to immune support & help with some digestive issues. I think it’s an invaluable piece of our family’s nutrition & hopefully have instilled that into our children, as well.
I’m a newbie when it comes to making broth. I’ve made it several times over the last couple years but do not use it on a regular basis in our cooking. I would love to learn
I’m also a newbie but have made several bone broths that were amazing and a few doozies. I love adding it to my meals and drinking it by itself. I would love a copy of this book as my daughter just started solids a few months ago and I want to add broth to her diet. I’m hoping to get into the traditional foods more.
We live on a farm and I make broth all the time. I have 4 young children and they have their “tea” every day, and it was a starter food for them. I also used broth through all my unassisted pregnancies and as an after birth tonic.
We have lots of people come and stay with us to help on our property and this types of books are a great resource for our guests who want to learn about nourishing food and health.
Life on the land isn’t very profitable and a free copy to add to the collection of resources for us and others would be fantastic.
I just recently started making bone broth in the slow cooker. My 21 year old son started feeling ill last week – bad enough to keep him home from school, and he is a serious student. He’s never had a strong constitution and when he gets the flu it usually knocks him out for several days. I had him start drinking bone broth as soon as fever hit, and he was feeling well enough to return to school the next day. We both attribute his quick recovery to the bone broth.
we have often benefited from broths and stock. If I can get a chicken not from the grocery store, the carcass remaining after using legs, thighs etc is always used in a soup. We cook out whatever goodness left in it and make soup. I have canned stock to start soups and other things too. We are in the process of acquiring chicken legs for the best stock ever. When ever we feel like our defenses are down is when the home canned chicken stock and broths come out. A good sized hot cup or two before bed actually will make a difference. Beef also works for this but somehow I am biased towards chicken. I would love to have a guide to better and further utilize it.
So I don’t know anything about bone broth. I have been actually eating little to no meat because the factory farms are horrible and more carbon is released in the air by factory farms. I would like to know more about bone broth and see if there is any humane way to have it. It seems that you have to kill the animal while there young to get the benefits but I hope that is not right. Just would like to learn more. Thank you.
Ahhh, this reminds me of my mom….she was such a good cook! Sadly, I didn’t learn how to cook like she did. The bone both soup recipes sound like Mom-cuisine to me! <3
I love the comfort of bone broth, it is a comfort food and makes everything it is in, a comfort food. So soothing and whole… And it makes me feel good to provide my family this nourishing food.
I’ve been making bone broth on and off for years, since “Nourishing Traditions” became the food bible in my kitchen 15 years or so ago. With the stress of a new job as a visiting nurse, my memory and concentration has been challenged, and I’ve decided to get back to a GAPS diet to help. In reading your (very informative) review, I see that broth/gelatin could also be helpful for the failure to thrive babies that I see. I’d love a copy to show the moms and hope to inspire them to try this for their babies. Thank you for inspiring me to make more broth even before getting the book :-)
When I consume broth, I feel fulfilled on a cellular level. Its not only filling , but gives such a rich satisfying taste.
I love making broth from the animals on my farm.I know where the source comes from, and it is satisying to know I can supply my family, with high nutrient dense foods that substains our health.
Broth is what I feed my family when I want to nourish and boost them. It provides so much for them and is yet so simple and delicious. They all love it and I make it in the crock pot for a full 24 hours. Either chicken, beef or lamb, veggies and then at the end some rice or noodles.
I bought Nourishing Traditions a couple of years ago. I’m still working through it. I have a lot to learn but it’s important for my family to eat nourishing foods. I have two little boys that inherited sensitive stomachs like their dad and me. One has been diagnosed with multiple food allergies (bananas, eggs, wheat, and milk) along with environmental allergies. It has been a struggle to help him get better. Recently he was congested and I made some chicken soup. I know the broth helped him, especially his stomach because his bowel movements looked like they were supposed to. Since then I have been researching the healing properties of broth. This cookbook would help me so much and I’m hoping I can heal his “leaky gut” so he will enjoy life and not suffer from allergies. I am one tired mama but I am going to do everything I can to help my baby out. Thank you to the authors who I know put immense effort and time into publishing this book. You will be my heroes!
I will be sure they see this note of appreciation, Maggie!
I had never made broth before I started on the REALfood adventure and now I cant wait till it starts getting colder so i can make it again,I put all veggie scraps and banes in freezer and then use my big turkey cooker to simmer broth for a day YUM I would love to have this book I have admired it for yrs:) Thank you for the opportunity :)
I would love a copy of this book ; I already have Nourishing Traditions which is an excellent book! I just recently began making bone broth, and was very excited to find that one particular crock pot I own does a great job of simmering the bones at just the right temperature to successfully turn out a well-gelled batch of broth each time. True bone broth is definitely much richer in flavor than any other broth I’ve had. Also, it makes me feel good knowing I’m feeding my family a really nourishing meal. I think it’s wonderful, too, to be able to use every last part of a whole chicken or bone-in cut of meat. Waste not, want not, they say!
Hello, I have been following Nourishing Traditions for a few months and making good bone broth is something I haven’t yet mastered. I was wondering if this book contains adaptations for a pressure cooker, as I have found this a very convenient way to quickly make delicious soups and stews. Also, what age does Not recommend broth acceptable for babies? I have a 6 month old son.
Hi John, there is a recipe for bone broth using a pressure cooker in the Nourishing Broth book! Babies may enjoy broth when they start solid foods.
I grew up with bone broth. My mum would cook up a big pot every saturday, not even aware of the specific goods in broth. She just did what her mum did. And she knew that “it’s good for you”. My siblings and me have extremely good teeths and never really broke a bone i am continuing this tradition with my little one. I simply could NOT LIVE without broths!!
I wish I had always known about bone broth! I used to buy canned broth. I remember my mom had those bouillon cubes but I don’t remember her actually using them. I once bought some and they were so gross that I only tried the one time. When my husband made turkey broth from our first Thanksgiving turkey, I realized this made so much more sense! I marveled at how solid the broth was when refrigerated, having no idea of the nutritional value. After I read Nourishing Traditions, I took over the broth-making. I think I was already buying whole chickens by that time, so I would always make the broth with the carcass. I have long loved using broth for soup and cooking grains. When I did the GAPS diet and had broth every day, I could tell my digestion was better. My son loves grains, so I am glad the broth makes them more nourishing and easier to digest. My daughter’s first foods were bone marrow and bone broth. She basically eats bones every day! No digestive issues yet! I had been off my broth-making for a while (when pregnancy sapped the life out of me–if only I had had someone to cook for me!), but now I am getting back in full-force. This Saturday I am taking ALL the bones out of the freezer and having a broth fest. I really want to read the new book! Your review has made me so excited about it!
Lisa, it is such a good book, really! I had broth tonight myself and am recommitting myself to broth!
Unlike others, I did not grow up with bone broth in my diet. I did eat whole, nutritious foods, including homegrown vegetables, fresh water fish, local game and pastured meats (when avaliable). I did not discover bone broth until about 6 yrs ago. Now, as I’m in my 30s, I realize how important, even vital, it is to overall good health. I wish I had learned sooner that my body was starving for this simple, yet densley delicious food. Years of starving myself, then veganism and vegetarianism has wreaked havoc on my body. Never again will I eat that way, nor will I impress upon my children that it is a safe/healthy way of eating. I suppose my “real food” journey began when I was 25. I finally “woke up” and realized how unhealthy I was. Nearly 11 years later, bone broth is a staple and a comfort in my diet.
I recently dove into the GAPS diet, to help my body recover from Celiac Disease, leaky gut syndrome and to correct a candida overgrowth. I made bone broths in the past, but didnt understand the extent of its benefits and healing properties until doing GAPS and reading more into Nourishing Traditions. For the past several weeks, bone broths have been a huge focus in my diet and I actually crave it throughout the day! My crockpot is a never ending, bone broth making machine!
HI, can you please tell me what the GAPS diet is. Thankyou
I’m still trying to get it correct in making it. I keep trying because I know my body needs it with all of the issues I have. I just ran across this post, have never heard of this book and now I want it! Thank you so much!
Bone broth with grassfed butter are staples in my daughter’s and mine diet. I add it to almost all of her food and I drink a liver tomato bone broth soup for breakfast. I feel more energetic and healthy in the morning! It warms my body and soul on cold days.
I have a beautiful bone broth in my refrigerator, still in my crock pot, as I type! I use it little to cook almost everything! I’ll put some in simmering beans, a little in my cooked greens, or replace it for water when making quinoa or rice. I trust that my overall health is improved but physically I see the difference In the strength of my nails and hair. It’s a staple in my kitchen!
Wow! A whole book about bone broth! Do I need to say that I would *love* a copy? :)
I’ve been making it for years now (though, reading your review, I see that I am missing some of the finer points!). We love it for colds and flu, but I try to have some every day. I have “bad” joints — I’m not sure why, but I spent most of my teen years sprained or strained in some way and used to hurt myself doing simple things like getting a toddler out of the car. I find that sipping a mug of bone broth almost every day really helps with that!
I have never made my own bone broth before, but have been wanting to try it for the past couple of years. I have heard that it has great health benefits and tastes SO much better. I’d love to win this book to give me FULL details on why it’s beneficial and HOW to make it. Thank you for the giveaway.
I have a now 2 year old that was sick all last year when I put him in daycare. It hit me fast and hard and I was at a loss for how to help him naturally. Through some research, I had become aware of the nourishing qualities of broth. I found a good recipe that I use to keep me stocked and give it to my family when we are ill and to heal our leaky guts. I love knowing that I have my own broth for soups, sauces and casseroles stored up in my freezer. I really had NO idea all of the good qualities it provides and am eager to learn more. I would love to win this book so I can learn more techniques to making this amazingly nutritious food to benefit our health!
I began making bone broth when my second child was 6 months old. He had reflux, refused to nurse, and had dairy allergies. So in my research I found the WAPF bone broth based baby formula. I befan making the liver/bone broth formula recipe and my son began the healing process. His reflux wasnt completely gone, but it improved drastically, his development skyrocketed, and he began gaining weight. Bone broth is now a regular part of our entire family’s diet. I am so thankful for WAPF and Nourishing Traditions!
I started making bone broth a couple of years ago after reading how healthy it is and how it helps boost our immune system. Now I have the broth in my freezer so I can give it to my family on a regular basis and extra when we have colds. I love the flavor and I can add ingredients to make it hearty and filling for a healthy meal. My family enjoy it and ask for it when they have a cold. I would love to have a copy of this book to learn lots more about the health benefits of bone broth and even a better recipe than what I am using.
I just started making bone broth less than a year ago…I still have so much to learn! I have many auto-immune issues and get sick often bc my immune system cannot keep me healthy on it’s own, so I am very interested in working with natural, healthy and time-tested ways to boost my bodies systems that DO work! ;-)
I am having so much fun with each batch of beef and chicken and even vegetable broth, as I screw up and perfect my recipes. This is quite and adventure and I am passing what I learn right on to my three children (17, 14 and 6).
My experience with nourishing broth is an experimental one. I started making broth from chicken carcasses about 2 years ago. I haven’t really noticed any difference in health. I love how it’s rich and satisfying, much better than broth from a package.
I’ve learned about the powers of bone broth from a naturopath that has told me of its efficacy. I want to experience this for myself and for my family. This book will enable me to propel my family forward down a path of healthy living and alignment. Hopefully, information I can pass on to my grandchildren as other commenters noted was passed down to them.
I have suffered from gluten intolerance and joint pain for years, and recently have been trying to implement remedies for leaky gut to help combat it. Saving bones and learning to make nourishing broth has been a part of that, and I would love to learn more.
I came across Sally Fallon and her books from stumbling across The Makers Diet by Jordan Rubin. From there I learned about the amazing and healing properties of bone broth. From the very first time I made a real bone broth, I’ve been hooked. I always make broth for our family and have fresh broth in the fridge and frozen broth in the freezer so we’re never out! I always try to source the best possible chickens, free range and organic when possible. I’d absolutely LOVE to win one of Sally Fallons new books because I feel I’ve barely begun to scratch the surface of bone broths and I’d love to learn more! Thank you for the opportunity and also thank you for your great posts on Facebook! God bless!!
I am really looking forward to making broth for my kids after reading this article! Will also be great for my low carb high fat diet.
Never tried this and need a starting place. Your book would be just that. I believe in this theory. My late grandmother did it from time to time. I should have watched and listened. Now it’s to late. I don’t have the excess funds to buy this book so hopefully I will win. Otherwise I will just look for something free online.
My first try at bone broth yielded a gray mess. Now, I make beautiful golden broth that adds nutrition and flavor to just about anything. When any if us are ill with Upper Respiratory Infections or Stomach or digestive viruses or ailments, we always turn to broth as a cure. I just heat it up with some Celtic sea salt and white pepper for a healing cup of warm love. It makes the best soups!
“I am the broth of love. Make soup to me.” A scientific explanation for what our mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmotheres already knew. It’s one of those things that you instinctively knew made you better when you were under the weather. This book is going on my wishlist!
What an excellent review! I, too, am a mum to a 7 yo and almost 2 yo, both boys. I have recently learned the amazing benefits of bone broth, but have yet to make some that my boys ( or myself for that matter!) would actually eat…nevermind enjoy! I have seen Nourishing Traditions referenced multiple times and hope to have it as part of my permanent library some day. Based on your review I think this book could deliver us that bowl or cuppa! I would to have a copy of this on my bookshelf. Thanks for the chance! :)
We are big bone broth drinkers here! my five year old had a sore throat and right away said `maybe bone broth will help!“Its so comforting and healing!
I love making broth because it helps me to feel connected to my mother and grandmother as well as all the lovely ladies who have come before them. It is just what we all do! I’ll be purchasing a le crueset soup pot and a copy of Nourishing Broth for my college daughter at Christmas so she can start making her own stock.
I have always loved making my own broth for various soups, but just didn’t do it very often, nor did I realize the amazing benefits. Now that I do, I am anxious to learn more and to start making it for my family!
Broth has done wonders in our family, I try to make it once a week but I wish I could more often. We no longer have joint pain and feel like are teeth are in pretty good Health due to this nourishing broth. We also get well when sick much faster while eating broth. I love adding parsley and leek greens while cooking as well. Just had some for dinner with soaked rice, coconut aminos, carrots, leeks, celery and roast! Yum!
I had no idea the wonderful nutrition found in homemade bone broths! I grew up with Swanson’s broth in soups my mom made, so I thought that was the only option until I started having health problems and my doctor told me of my sensitivity to various food including my soups! I read Nourishing Traditions and other various books and articles on how to make my own bone broth from scratch!! I felt better and have made it for my child since he was born (it was his 1st food other than breast milk!) :)
I made a beautiful, perfectly gelled batch of broth recently. Such a proud moment! It also tasted great, which I can’t say is true for all my broths. I started making it about 18 months ago, after much intimidation. To my surprise, it was amazingly simple. But it doesn’t always turn out wonderful, which is frustrating. I don’t know what I do to cause a difference, as my chickens and broth bones are always purchased from the same farmer. I’d love this book to learn how to have a consistently delicious and nourishing broth for me and my six-year old.
I have a hectic job and took some to work to swig on when we don’t have time to eat, it’s a real lifesaver! I’d really like to learn more about the health benefits side of broth making.
What a great idea to havens book all about broth. It seems like it should be so simple that you wouldn’t need a whole book but really it’s such a complex and nutritious liquid. Can’t wait to read it.
Sometimes my broth is a little weak tasting, so I just summer it down and concentrate it a little. It usually tastes better. I’ve only tried chicken broth though :)
Broth is everything at our house. When we have gone days with finicky eaters and I’m starting to worry that they are not eating enough, I will just increase the broth consumption to put the mama worry at ease. For all they like food one day and not he next, I know know they will always drink the broth. It’s so great! Broth is also the first thing I increase during an illness. Our sicknesses are always very short-lived because of it.
I was so busy today making 2 batches of bone broth I just drank it all day long. Two specific changes that I noticed were my hearing was more acute or, I was just more aware in the present, but I could hear the second hand ticking on my watch next to me–sounded as loud as the clock on the wall. And I am having celery and nut butter and I can taste the sodium/saltiness in the celery that I could never taste before, in fact, I would add salt sometimes.
I make broth in a pressure cooker – I can cook it for a day or more and I still get a beautiful clear product with lots of gelatin. It’s mostly chicken – we buy whole birds and roast them, then I save the bones in the freezer until I have enough to make a pot of broth. I tried pressure canning it once, but had problems with bubbling over as it cooled, so I tend to store the broth in the freezer.
The woman whose friend hated the smell of pigs feet broth would have less porky wonderfulness in the air if she used a pressure cooker. The new pressure cookers don’t have that noisy jiggly metal weight, and they let out almost no steam, and thus much less scent.
I have been making broth for my family for a few years now. One of my challenges is trying to find different ways to incorporate it into our daily diet. I am anxiously awaiting the release of this book for the more detailed information but mostly the recipes!
The book has been released! It is available on Amazon and elsewhere!
I’m excited about this new book. I never knew there was any difference between homemade and store bought broth. My eyes were definitely opened by reading Nourishing Traditions. I make a basic recipe now, and can really notice the difference. I would love to learn more and have more recipes and uses for different broth.
I’m excited about this new book on broth! I’m definitely a broth & soup lover and have been making my own for the last 5 years or after discovering Nourishing Traditions. I do need to be a little more regularly with making it however, and would love to learn some more tricks on getting a consistent gel.
I first really learned about the benefits of bone broth after overhauling my diet & learning about paleo and wapf. I was a little nervous at first because I had never made a chicken with bones! Once I figured that out, bones of chickens, turkeys and cows became one of the most prized items in my kitchen. I made it for my sister to give her babies as they start on foods. I give it to my dog (made without onion) when her tummy is upset. Anyone that is sick gets mugs of it! And I use it to cook. Wonderful for gravies! Just recently got brave enough to buy some chicken feet!
I have been making broth off and on (er, more off) for a year now. Just can’t seem to get it to gel right. I still drink it, and use it in soups and sauces and to deglaze pans. I’ve even convinced a friend to save her bones for me so I won’t have to wait as long before having enough to make another batch. In the “old” days I could afford to buy bones, but as with so many other things, I no longer can on a regular basis.
I’ve heard so much about this book and would love to have a copy!
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I’ve been making bone broth for the last year. Now, I could never think of living without it! I’m so grateful to have found Nourishing Traditions! This new book looks great!
I have made several attempts at bone broth. Unfortunately, none have turned out well. I obviously need help! My husband has a disorder affecting his digestive tract, so I really want to incorporate this into our diet and am looking forward to reading the book.
I have only been following WAPF guidelines for about a year now, and am doing the best I can with what my budget and location allow me to do. I don’t believe that I am doing everything correctly yet, but as I learn and grow into this community of ours I hope to someday be the one who follows Dr. Weston A Price’s words “You teach, you teach, you teach!” I have made about 20 bone broths after realizing that you don’t need oil or fat. No matter the quality or what time I made it, I have always felt much better after consuming some. Someday I will be the master bone broth maker :-)
When I was growing up, the only kind of soup my Mom made was homemade. She would start by simmering beef or chicken bones from our own grass-fed animals for a day or sometimes more to make the broth. I learned how to make soup from her, and now that I am starting on a GAPS diet I am trying to make soup more often. I am looking forward to reading this book to find out more of the science and history behind bone broth, and for the recipes.
I love to use a chicken or turkey carcass to make broth, and can’t believe how gelatinous it gets. I freeze part of it in ice cube trays, so I can use that instead of store-bought broth. I have a big beef soup bone in the freezer, and would love some tips on using it the best way.
I grew up on home made soups every night as my mother was a single parent and that is what she could make easily in the pressure cooker. I continued making soups for myself in my early adulthood. When I had my daughter I read Nourishing Traditins and began making bone broths. She never had any antibiotics growing up. I incorporated bone broths in our weekly meals hiding them in various ways. I believe broths are what kept her healthy throughout her childhood almost never missing a day of school. I am always in search of healthy chickens to make borth and I always use the feet..not so much the head. I have always cooked my bonnes for 12-17 hrs so the 4-6 hrs is a surprise to me. I would love to receive the new book as I am a true believer the the healing properties of broth.
I grew up with my mother always making bone broths from the carcasses of turkeys and chickens. I never knew the healing power of the broths, but LOVED the soups themselves. Know that I know the proper way to prepare bone broths, I strive to make them whenever possible. I would love to aim for the goal of making bone broths regularly so that my husband, myself and five children can have the privilege of drinking a mug each day!!
I have been making broth for a few years now, I was inspired to make it on a more consistent basis after reading Nourishing Traditions. My husband and children love it, we usually use it as a base for soups. One way I hope to incorporate it more frequently in our diet is to serve it as a warm beverage or side dish during the colder autumn and winter months. It is very encouraging to read the benefits many have reaped from consuming broth on a frequent basis and I plan to do the same for my family.
I really need to learn to make a better broth. My first attempt was so discouraging. Hoping for better luck when I try again! :)
I love bone broth, and it’s so easy, you can just add salt.
Wow….it was amazing to scroll down to leave a comment and see all of the people and their thoughts on bone broth. I have now made my second batch of broth and am am looking forward to make some every week now. I ‘liked’ your Nourishing our children Facebook page about 3 weeks ago and have starting researching and have been so blessed by the info. I appreciate your work and direction.
It took many batches to get it right, but i am finally successful. I make about 5 batches a week now of different kinds, still not good at fish though. It has helped my 3 yr old son immensely, all his digestive Issues are gone and his teeth that use to have cavities are now hard! Broth is a major part of our daily diet, especially mine now that I am pregnant!!! We drink a cpl cups a day and EVERYTHING is cooked in it!
Curious to know what the authors say about adding vinegar when making broth? I’ve always liked my broth better without the vinegar, feels more healing to me, even though it is supposed to draw more minerals out of the bones.
I first encountered bone broth in Nourishing Traditions. I was attending a home birth as a midwife’s assistant and the birthing mother needed some time with just the midwife. While waiting to return to the birth I saw Nourishing Traditions on the family’s book case and read the first chapter. Bone broth was, I believe the first recipe I tried when I got the book myself. It has been a staple of our family’s nutrition for many, many years now. We freeze all our bones and when there’s enough I pull out the crock pot and make about 5 quarts at a time. I drink bone broth with coconut oil and sea salt each morning like others might drink a cup of coffee. I am so grateful for the chance encounter with NT. It started our family, including grown children and grandchildren eating according to Dr. Price’s principles.
My experience with broth began with reading Nourishing Traditions. After reading the book and doing my own research I began to incorporate it into my home cooking. It always makes everything taste so good(!), which I believe is a testament to its nourishing properties. And although it saddens me that I wasn’t brought up on a whole foods diet, I feel great about being armed with the newly acquired knowledge and knowing that now I can feed myself and my loved ones truly nourishing foods. It’s empowering!
Broth has brought both a nutrients and a good taste to our soups and sauces. Glad to see that it is so nutritious! Thanks for posting!
I love making bone broth in my crockpot. My children now ask for it when they have tummy aches. I cannot wait for winter to make nourishing soups. We like to add garlic honey to our broth. Thank you for this opportunity.
Would love a copy. Will be library requesting ASAP.
I have been making Sally Fallon’s brone broth for years. I have two friends with cancer, who have relied on my chicken bone broth to get them through chemotherapy. I truly feel it is a wonderful healing food. Elinor
I love homemade broth. It IS healing. Thanks for writing what looks like an amazing book!
I grew up in a Mexican family and some of the most common meals were “caldos” or broths, not the canned-variety of today, but slowly simmered pots containing either chicken or beef and herbs like fresh cilantro and oregano. I even remember plucking chickens in our backyard and my older sister teaching me the names of the organs. We were easily amused with the chicken feet that would later be part of the broth. Broth reminds me of home, of an uncomplicated life, chit chatting and crowded at the small kitchen table accompanied by a large stack of fresh corn tortillas. We had seconds and thirds until our bellies were full and happy!
I bought Nourishing Traditions when I was pregnant with my first. It completely changed my understanding of food! I’ve made bone broth ever since along with sprouting and fermenting. I now have three kids(and am suffering with infertility :( no fun) all of whom have digestive issues- food allergies, constipation, diarrhea, skin rashes, etc. I would LOVE to get my hands on this book to help treat them with whole nourishing food.
As a new mother I was introduced to the love of bone broth. My breastfed babe grew up and no longer drank from me for 100% of his nourishment. Since he did just drink water I would slowly add broth to his drinks daily. With the nourishment of bone broth and breastmilk he’s been a happy healthy boy. I enjoy using all of the animal to nourish our bodies. I’ve even been know to offer this to ailing friends, families and postpartum mama friends. Yummy. Thank you for putting this collection together.
i have just started learning about noirishing bone broths. The past couple of times that I, or a family member has been sick, I have made chicken broth/soup. It seems as if we get better more quickly. I can’t believe I’ve lived this long without knowing about bone broths.
Kudos to Sally and Kaayla for writing what will probably become known as the Bible of Broth. I make a batch of broth every week and consume a cup of it every morning. No coffee in this body!! It definitely helps my skin and my joints and, I believe, every cell in my body. I was recently in Austria for two weeks and while there is a great deal of nourishing food there, I was without my broth for most of that time. When I returned home, my body craved it so I unfroze some of my previously frozen stock while my new batch lay simmering on the stove. I drank and drank and finally felt rejuvenated…..and jet lag was very minimal.
I just live chicken bone broth…the more gelatinous the better. So wish I appreciated NY mom’s ‘jello’broth growing up instead if thinking it was gross. She really was feeding us sone nourishing stuff.
As a waldorf teacher working in early childhood, I also took on the role of overseeing the nutrition level of our snack time. It was extremely important to me that the children had good bone broth. Once I got the hang of making chicken stock, the children went from having soup once a week made from store bought broth to having soup twice a week made with homemade bone broth. I made enough stock every month for 70 children to have soup twice a week. It was amazing to see how many children ate soup once the switch was made. Making bone broth now is second nature to me. I have even held several workshops for parents to “re”learn the art.
I have been drawn to making homemade soup because of all the ingredients in soups that are not good for us. I would love to have a copy as my soups have been very bland and I am missing something for sure!
I am new to making nourishing broth and would love a solid resource to help as I learn. My family loves soups so I know this would be a great way to elevate our nutrition through food we already consume.
Can someone who has the book please tell me how exactly it helps with Psoriasis and at what dosage? I’m a recently qualified medical herbalist from NZ and one of my clients has psoriasis. I’m looking into using broth as part of his treatment. Thanks in advance!
When I bake a chicken, I store the drippings (about a cup to cup-and-a-half)in the fridge and it gels. Is this considered broth as well?
Wanted to make sure everyone knows that I posted a recent interview with Kaayla Daniels, co-author of Nourishing Broth at http://www.bdnow.org Kaayla’s was the scientific side of the book. She shares a lot of good information in this interview. Don’t miss it! (please ;-)
I only tried making bone broth once, and it came out terrible. Obviously I didn’t know what I was doing. I want to learn how to do this correctly. Will put the book on my Amazon wish list.
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When I made grassfed organic turkey broth at Thanksgiving, I very slowly ,low temp barely simmered the bones overnight. The broth did not really smell good and the pot had a gluey, extremely sticky residue on it that I had to use a very strong orange oil on it and lots of scrubbing to clean it! I have made broth lots of times and never had this happen. Does anyone know what I did wrong? I was stumped and it was VERY labor intensive to clean it. Almost like a glue!