Wild Fermentation: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Cultural Manipulation

Wild Fermentation: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Cultural Manipulation

by Sandor Ellix Katz
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Wild Fermentation: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Cultural Manipulation by Sandor Ellix Katz

This is the original beginner's guide to basic home fermentation of just about anything. Wild Fermentation is a great resource by one of the world's foremost experts on the topic, becoming an underground classic years before he rose to fame. Includes easy to read and inspiring instructions to get you started making anything fermentable, from bread to cheese to yogurt to kimchi to miso to injera to beer to even chocolate—in the comfort of your own home. Who knew making tasty, healthy, interesting food could be so easy?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934620175
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2011
Series: DIY Series
Edition description: Second Edition,Second Edition
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 496,552
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Sandor Ellix Katz is a self-taught fermentation experimentalist. He wrote Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods (Chelsea Green, 2003)--which Newsweek called "the fermenting bible"--in order to share the fermentation wisdom he had learned, and demystify home fermentation. Since the book's publication, Katz has taught hundreds of fermentation workshops across North America and beyond, taking on a role he describes as a "fermentation revivalist." Most recently, with a decade more experience behind him, producing The Art of Fermentation gave him the opportunity to share a more in-depth exploration of the topic. Katz is also the author of The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America's Underground Food Movements (Chelsea Green, 2006).

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Wild Fermentation 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Janae_March More than 1 year ago
Everything is very easy to understand. There are more recipes than I expected, and most of them useful! Sandor's writing style makes me feel like a good friend is sharing recipes with me. Casual, comfortable, never overwhelming nor over simplified. The pace of the information is very easy, there isn't so much thrown out at once that it's difficult to digest it all, nor is there a lot of boring information to "skim over". His style makes it so easy to see that it's not a difficult thing, and anyone can give it a try. He is realistic about materials, never expecting anyone to purchase any elaborate equipment and making multiple equipment suggestions when possible. What I love the most about this book is the very strong emphasis on trying without fear. What's the worst that can happen? It won't turn out, you will have to throw it away and try again. Not the end of the world! The first batch of sauerkraut my teenage daughter and I made was so amazing! The second batch ended up in the trash. I might have been discouraged by that failure on my second attempt, but Sandor's wonderful outlook on failure reminded me it's no big deal. Stuff happens. I will be trying so many more of these recipes, time and space (and my toddlers) permitting. Not only is this healthy, especially for people with IBS and other digestive issues, but self sufficient. I like being able to provide for myself and my family, and not having to relay on grocery stores for everything.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Katz has written a socially-concious, informative, fun guide to fermenting basically anything. Not only do all of his recipies actually work, but reading Wild Fermentation-- which has supplied me with incredible saurkraut, pickles, honey wine, sourdough bread, and much more-- is like reading the biography of a close friend. Part cook-book, part save-the-planet-and-save-ourselves guide, this book gives anyone who's interested a wonderful treat.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a rare gem. It contains all of the practical experience needed to ferment your own foods and beverages. Yogurt, kefir, country wine, T'ej, hooch, and much much more. It is all in here. Fermentation is such a fun hobby. This book is for the germo-phobe as well. Mircobes are our friends, not our enemies.
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I bought this book to learn more about a process that I knew little about. I love this book. It not only explains , but also inspires. I recommend this book to all who are interested in fermentation. I have already tried some of his concoctions, and i just love this book, plain and simple.
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PoppysPal More than 1 year ago
Easy read, good instructions, very informative with good recipes!
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