Fermentation for Beginners: The Step-By-Step Guide to Fermentation and Probiotic Foods

Fermentation for Beginners: The Step-By-Step Guide to Fermentation and Probiotic Foods

by Drakes Press

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ISBN-13: 9781623152567
Publisher: Callisto Media
Publication date: 11/27/2013
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 500,521
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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Fermentation for Beginners: The Step-by-Step Guide to Fermentation and Probiotic Foods 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Myfanwy11 More than 1 year ago
While this book is straight forward and simple I have had issues with some of the recipes. For example; Pineapple vinegar takes a lot longer to make than the recipe states. I have also made the cottage cheese using the recipe in the book and found I had to add one more step before it looked like cottage cheese. I would recommend that anyone purchasing this book check out other recipes online to make sure none of the steps are missing. Don't be put off buying it. It's inexpensive compared to a lot of books out there and I have had a lot of fun making stuff from different recipes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall, I found Fermentation for Beginners to be helpful and insightful. This book would serve both the novice and the experienced alike. I’ve always thought fermenting fruits and vegetables would be difficult, but the book makes this process seem far easier than I’d believed. For those interested in learning the craft, the book offers background information on fermenting as well as easy to follow recipes. 
David_Genchi10 More than 1 year ago
when I begun reading the book "fermentation for beginners", I thought it was a boring subject. I was wrong. Because I ignored the benefits and importances of fermented foods, since vegetables, fruits until alcoholic and nonalcoholic stuff and I also learned that fermenting support immunity system, aid our digestion, besides of lose weight. But the funny thing, I found recipes and the easy way to learn the fermentation process to eat healthy and strong. Definitely recommend.
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Before I read this book, I was completely oblivious to the process of fermentation and the benefits of it. I honestly thought that only wine and beer could be "fermented". I also, had no clue how probiotic foods were created from this process! Throughout many years, generations, and cutltures, people have relied on fermentation for their very survival. This is a subject that is rarely discussed yet possesses much importance! For that reason, this book should be in the library of every person who wants to live a probiotic life!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fermentation made easy. I am trying to eat healthier now that I am older and had heard eating fermented foods was great for my immune system.  The book is great because it tells you how the fermentation process works and gives you easy recipes to try. It even tells you the best foods to buy and explains the health benefits of fermentation. Recipes are great and much easier than I expected.
Sarah1986 More than 1 year ago
I didn't know about this subject before I got his book. I've learned so much. Everything from the history to how to do it at home. Anyone can do this themselves and most of the instructions are great, but some are a little intimidating. For instance, the sourdough bread seems very complicated. At the end of the day, I would recommend it for anyone and everyone interested in this subject.
Joy33MI More than 1 year ago
Fermentation of foods at home is good for the body and it can be done without all the additives, preservatives of processed foods.  These are easy recipes for basic foods that all families can enjoy.  Most recipes do not require expensive ingredients or equipment.  Easy for anyone to try.  
kikilu More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book because it so thoroughly covers safety before going on to its plethora of recipes for canning food, brewing beer, and bottling wine.
ShivuSharma23 More than 1 year ago
Fermentation for beginners is an excellent way to dip your toes into the waters of fermentation. This book shows you that fermentation isn’t all about making wine and beer. You can transform delicious foods with a few easy steps, all within your own home. Learn how to make your own vinegars for salads, or bake your own sourdough for sandwiches. You will be surprised how many of your meals can be enhanced by adding your own fermented ingredients to your recipes. This book is a must try.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book teaches you about getting started with fermentation. I learned that that fermentation Is a good move for your digestive and immune health!  Also, you get the greatest nutritional benefit from food this way. Also, it's much easier than you would expect! Turns out you can ferment almost any food! So many recipes inside including veggies, fruit, dairy, bread, meat, fish, eggs, vinegar and drinks to try. 
JKatzmanJK More than 1 year ago
Probiotics, the science behind fermentation, has recently become a buzzword in culinary circles. This instructive book by Drake Press helps demystify fermentation by breaking down the assorted food and beverage categories that are products of this ancient culinary practice. The book clarifies in the early chapters what fermentation is and isn’t: sauerkraut, kimchi and homemade pickled vegetables, meat and fish are the products of fermentation, but many commercial pickled items that have been submerged for a period of time in vinegar are not. The book also explains the various health benefits derived from a diet rich in fermented food and drink, including improved digestion, a reduction of stiff or swollen joints and better oral hygiene because of the eradication of harmful bacteria. The second part of the book includes an amazing collection of recipes that are relatively straightforward, and with a modicum of science and patience required, a fascinating departure from most culinary endeavors.
JulieMN More than 1 year ago
So excited to have a basic guide to fermentation! I have read many articles on the health benefits of home made probiotics and have been thinking about doing this for a while. I am anxious to try the detailed recipes that include time frames, temperatures, and indicators. Fresh seasonal foods are recommended, but I am happy to have the manual on hand for spring farmer’s market fare. Grandma’s recipes for sourdough starter and sauerkraut were very vague and she’s not here to guide me. This book will be a big help!
kaykaybooboo More than 1 year ago
An interesting book with informative and clear instruction for fermenting all kinds of foods. Looking forward to summer veggies, eggs, meats, fish and even dairy products to try a variety of recipes provided. Not all recipes seemed "easy" but many were and all offered a healthy option to store bought equivalents. It sounds like a fun adventure to jump on board.
Evangeline-1 More than 1 year ago
Fermentation for beginners provides great support for those looking to learn more about fermenting foods and what recipes they can use to start the process. The recipes are simple and easy to follow. The book also gives one options that support the decision to live a healthier lifestyle. Highly recommended for sure.
MKey13 More than 1 year ago
After reading this easy to follow book you will be able to make your own dairy, vinegar, yeast and beer products! Step by step, easy to follow instructions on the different types of fermentation. Learn to create your own Buttermilk, Greek-Style Yogurt, and Cottage Cheese. Also some popular ethnic recipes for making homemade Sauerkraut, Kimchi and Garlic Dill pickles. There is an excellent section on making your own homemade vinegars from scratch and best of all most of these things can be made with ingredients you already have in your kitchen, a perfect addition to your how-to collection of books!
YoungAmber1982 More than 1 year ago
Think that this was a pretty good book.  I have never read about fermentation before and thought it would be interesting to learn about the process.  IT seems alot easier than it sounds and I Did find a couple of recipes that I might actually try.  This is a quick and easy read and has a lot of great recipes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Any serious and patient cook can greatly benefit from the knowledge of healthy fermented foods and the recipes found in Fermentation for Beginners. This informative book begins with the history of fermentation starting with our ancestors and continues to describe the health value of fermented foods. The complex fermentation process is simplified for the reader to further understand and appreciate the authenticity of such foods as fermented vegetables, fruits and mea
GmDreynolds13 More than 1 year ago
This book surprised me with how organized it was and the amount of foods that you were able to ferment from home. Fermenting foods allows you to add complexity and fun to foods that are considered normal. This book also includes key ingredients and instructions on how to make some of the best health food.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
“Fermentation for Beginners” is a great resource for anyone looking to learn more about the process of fermentation.  This book informs on the history and importance of fermented foods in our diets as well as the steps to begin your own fermenting at home.  I was always a bit weary of trying fermentation out on my own, but this guide has equipped me with the knowledge and information necessary to try it out.  It details all of the steps and equipment needed and also offers several easy to follow recipes for a variety of wonderful fermented foods.  
LatoyaG More than 1 year ago
We all know that in today’s society health is our number one priority when it comes to food. I personally need to make sure that the foods that I choose to in-take gives my body nourishment, help control weight gain, as well as fancy my taste buds.  “Fermentation for Beginners” is an excellent read, giving great ideas for fermenting some of our favorite foods giving us a better idea of how to restore the healthy bacteria in our bodies that we lose by indulging in fatty foods.  I absolutely love the recipes in this book, I myself am a wine and bread lover so various tips and ideas on fermenting my favorites were definitely a bonus for me! One of my favorite recipes in this book is the “Garlic Dill Pickles”, they were delicious and had a lot of flavor! You don’t have to be a health nut to purchase this book, just learning about how to eat a little bit better and the pros of fermenting foods that we eat on an everyday basis is a great step in the right direction. Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fermented foods and drinks have been around for ages and provide many health benefits, but can often be expensive. Fermentation for Beginners is an easy read breaking down the process of fermentation and detailing the necessities to begin in your own kitchen. The book also includes the many health reasons to try fermented foods and an assortment of great recipes to get started. A must read for anyone willing try something different in the kitchen! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great tool for do-it-yourselfers, this book provides ample information on the history, uses, benefits, and processes of fermenting your own food. As someone who knew nothing about fermenting, this book gives me confidence to have that entrepreneurial spirit in the kitchen without feeling like I might miss something. It gives tips, tools, and a list of relevant vocabulary to get start. Great for beginners like me. Could use pictures.. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For the foodies in your life, including yourself, Fermentation for Beginners is a great addition to any cookbook collection. Packed with historical facts, detailed and logical explanations of the different processes, facts on the benefits of fermented foods and recipes from around the world, this little book will get you started on fermentation. An easy read for beginners, but should intrigue more advanced fermenters as well