Real Food Fermentation: Preserving Whole Fresh Food with Live Cultures in Your Home Kitchen

Real Food Fermentation: Preserving Whole Fresh Food with Live Cultures in Your Home Kitchen

by Alex Lewin

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Overview

Discover how to preserve your favorite foods in every season with the easy techniques and recipes in Real Food Fermentation: Preserving Whole Fresh Food with Live Cultures in Your Home Kitchen. Learn the process of fermentation from start to finish, and stock your pantry and refrigerator with delicious fruits, vegetables, dairy, and more.

Fermenting is an art and a science, and Alex Lewin expertly takes you through every step, including an overview of food preserving and the fermentation process. Get to know the health benefits of fermented foods, and learn the best tools, supplies, and ingredients to use.

Then start making wholesome preserved foods and beverages with step-by-step recipes for sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir, yogurt, preserved lemons, chutney, kimchi, and more, getting the best out of every season’s bounty. The book is filled with beautiful photos and clear instructions help you build your skills with confidence. It’s no wonder people are fascinated with fermenting—the process is user friendly, and the rewards are huge.

Inside you’ll find:

  • an overview of the art and craft of home preserving
  • why fermented foods are good for you
  • how to troubleshoot recipes, and how to modify them to suit your taste
  • which vegetables and fruits are best for fermentation
  • the best seasonings to use
  • how to ferment dairy products to create yogurt, kefir, and buttermilk
  • how to create fermented beverages, including mead, wine, and ginger ale

With this book as your guide, you’ll feel in control of your food and your health. See why so many people are discovering the joys of fermenting!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592537846
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication date: 07/01/2012
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 741,911
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Alex Lewin—a graduate of the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and author of Kombucha, Kefir, and Beyond and Real Food Fermentation—seeks to create a healthier and tastier world by spreading the word about fermentation and real food. He teaches fermentation classes and workshops and serves on the board of the Boston Public Market Association, working to create a year-round indoor market selling local food. He lives in Boston and San Francisco. 

Table of Contents

Introduction: Fermentation Journey

Chapter 1: Food Preserving (In Brief)

Chapter 2: Know Your Ingredients

Chapter 3: Sauerkraut

Chapter 4: Beyond Basic Sauerkraut: Lacto-Fermented Vegetables

Chapter 5: Dairy

Chapter 6: Fermented Fruit Condiments

Chapter 7: Fermented Beverages

Chapter 8: Meat and Other Fermented Foods

Resources

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Index

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Real Food Fermentation: Preserving Whole Fresh Food with Live Cultures in Your Home Kitchen 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Igel More than 1 year ago
I liked this book very much. The recipes are easy to follow and tasty.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has great information for newbies and seasonec fermenters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago