The Scratch Mentality
Maintaining (even improving) the quality of ones life, while lowering expenses is now possible."The Scratch Mentality" A cookbook survival guide for the modern world. Shows the reader how to make their own household consumables and food products. Using cost effective scratch based methods and standard tools found in their own home kitchens. Emphasizing self sufficiency and lowering expenses. More
Maintaining (even improving) the quality of ones life, while lowering expenses is now possible."The Scratch Mentality" is a cookbook survival guide for the modern world.
Americans are suffering through a hyper inflation period, price tags of average household products, and foods have risen to cost prohibitive amounts, while the average household budget has plummeted. According to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) the average annual increase, between 1990 and 2010, held steady at around 2.8 percent. In 2011 food prices increased more than expected to an additional 4.8 percent. By the end of 2012 the CPI increased an additional 3.5 percent annual increase. The experts forecast no end in sight as to how high food and consumer product prices will climb. This is a serious concern for people who are already having trouble making ends meet (according to the U.S. Census Bureau that currently comprises of 46.2 million Americans and climbing).
Modern Americans are thinking green by reducing their carbon foot print and are concerned about excessive waste. They are increasingly concerned with knowing what exactly is in their foods and consumer products and actively pursue self sufficiency and economic independence. As Americans we embody that can do attitude we have long been know for. This being said the modern American is part of a privileged generation accustom to a higher standard of living. Diets contain a wide range of foods, often including specialized items. Hygienic standards consume a great deal of purchased products for both home and personal use. The products are widely available but at an ever climbing price tag that the average American can no longer afford to pay.
The methods found within “The Scratch Mentality” provide the reader with the opportunity to satisfy their priorities, concerns, and interests, while lowering their expenses, and maintaining (or even improving) the quality of their life,all while lowering their expenses.
Unlike similar books on the market “The Scratch Mentality” has been written for the modern reader, who may have had little to no previous experience. Focusing on lowering their expenses, self sufficiency, and producing useful products. The book is an excellent guide for the beginner and an informative review for the experienced. This book is for new cooks, kitchen gurus, do it yourselfers, foodies, naturalists, and the 46.2 million Americans that can't afford not to have it. Thank you, and please enjoy