The Essential Book of Fermentation

The Essential Book of Fermentation Author Jeff Cox
ISBN-10 9781101609071
Release 2013-07-02
Pages 320
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The country’s leading expert on organic food delivers the ultimate guide to the new culinary health movement—feasting on fermented probiotics, from artisanal cheese to kimchi. In his extensive career as a bestselling cookbook author and TV garden-show host, Jeff Cox has always been keenly aware of the microbiology that helps his garden flourish. He has long known that microbes keep our bodies healthy as they ferment food, releasing their nutritional power and creating essential vitamins and enzymes. In The Essential Book of Fermentation, Cox shares a bounty of recipes for nourishing the internal “garden.” Simplifying the art and science of fermentation, Cox offers a primer on the body’s microbial ecosystem, complemented by scrumptious recipes, and easy-to-follow pickling and canning techniques. Basics such as bread and yogurt help readers progress to wine, cheese, and a host of international delicacies, including kim chi and chow chow. Inspiring and innovative, The Essential Book of Fermentation serves up great taste along with great health on every page.



Fermented Foods for Health

Fermented Foods for Health Author Deirdre Rawlings
ISBN-10 9781592335527
Release 2013-06-01
Pages 208
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Provides recipes and meal plans featuring fermented foods that are intended to address specific ailments, strengthen immunity, and increase enzyme production.



Wild Fermentation

Wild Fermentation Author Sandor Ellix Katz
ISBN-10 9781603586283
Release 2016-08-19
Pages 320
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The Book That Started the Fermentation Revolution Sandor Ellix Katz, winner of a James Beard Award and New York Times bestselling author, whom Michael Pollan calls the "Johnny Appleseed of Fermentation" returns to the iconic book that started it all, but with a fresh perspective, renewed enthusiasm, and expanded wisdom from his travels around the world. This self-described fermentation revivalist is perhaps best known simply as Sandorkraut, which describes his joyful and demystifying approach to making and eating fermented foods, the health benefits of which have helped launch a nutrition-based food revolution. Since its publication in 2003, and aided by Katz's engaging and fervent workshop presentations, Wild Fermentation has inspired people to turn their kitchens into food labs: fermenting vegetables into sauerkraut, milk into cheese or yogurt, grains into sourdough bread, and much more. In turn, they've traded batches, shared recipes, and joined thousands of others on a journey of creating healthy food for themselves, their families, and their communities. Katz's work earned him the Craig Clairborne lifetime achievement award from the Southern Foodways Alliance, and has been called "one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene" by The New York Times. This updated and revised edition, now with full color photos throughout, is sure to introduce a whole new generation to the flavors and health benefits of fermented foods. It features many brand-new recipes--including Strawberry Kvass, African Sorghum Beer, and Infinite Buckwheat Bread--and updates and refines original recipes reflecting the author's ever-deepening knowledge of global food traditions that has influenced four-star chefs and home cooks alike. For Katz, his gateway to fermentation was sauerkraut. So open this book to find yours, and start a little food revolution right in your own kitchen. Praise for Sandor Ellix Katz and his books: "The Art of Fermentation is an extraordinary book, and an impressive work of passion and scholarship."--Deborah Madison, author of Local Flavors "Sandor Katz has proven himself to be the king of fermentation."--Sally Fallon Morell, President, The Weston A. Price Foundation "Sandor Katz has already awakened more people to the diversity and deliciousness of fermented foods than any other single person has over the last century."--Gary Paul Nabhan, author of Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land "The fermenting bible." -- Newsweek "In a country almost clinically obsessed with sterilization Katz reminds us of the forgotten benefits of living in harmony with our microbial relatives." -- Grist



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 Author Drakes Press
ISBN-10 9781623153069
Release 2013-12-02
Pages 144
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WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER Fermented foods are a delicious and rich source of nourishment. Many of our favorite everyday foods like beer, wine, cheese, bread, and yogurt, or beloved family traditions like sauerkraut, corned beef, and kimchi, are the result of fermentation. Besides adding complexity and flavor to many foods, fermentation is also proven to add amazing health benefits--from promoting healthy digestion to allowing our body to fully absorb the necessary nutrients in our food. However, many beginners are skittish about starting the process of fermentation for the first time. With straightforward guides, delicious recipes, and step-by-step instructions, Fermentation for Beginners takes the stress out of at-home fermentation. Whether you are trying fermentation to improve your health, or just want to explore this time-tested culinary skill, Fermentation for Beginners will be your guide to the art of fermentation and the science of probiotic foods. Fermentation for Beginners will show you how and why to ferment your own foods, with: • 60 delicious fermentation recipes, from pickles to yogurt to sourdough bread to wine • 13 key ingredients for fermentation • 9 top health reasons to eat probiotic foods • Step-by-step instructions for safe and effective fermentation • Overview of the science behind fermentation • Tips on starting your home fermentation laboratory With the right combination of microbes and a little skill, Fermentation for Beginners will give you all the tools you need to start fermenting your own foods right away.



Cultured Food for Health

Cultured Food for Health Author Donna Schwenk
ISBN-10 9781401947897
Release 2015-11-03
Pages 248
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If you’re having digestive problems or feeling sick and rundown—or if you simply want to feel better and have more energy—this is the book for you. In Cultured Food for Health, Donna Schwenk opens your eyes to the amazing healing potential of cultured foods. Focusing on the notion that all disease begins in the gut—a claim made by Hippocrates, the father of medicine, more than 2000 years ago—she brings together cutting-edge research, firsthand accounts from her online community, and her personal healing story to highlight the links between an imbalanced microbiome and a host of ailments, including high blood pressure, allergies, depression, autism, IBS, and so many more. Then she puts the power in your hands, teaching you how to bring three potent probiotic foods—kefir, kombucha, and cultured vegetables—into your diet. Following the advice in these pages, along with her 21-day program, you can easily (and deliciously!) flood your system with billions of good bacteria, which will balance your body and allow it to heal naturally. In this book, you’ll find:Step-by-step instructions on how to make basic kefir, kombucha, and cultured vegetablesMore than 100 tasty, easy-to-make recipes, from smoothies to desserts, that feature probiotic foodsA three-week program with day-by-day instructions on gathering supplies and ingredients, and making and eating cultured foodsHelpful answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about culturingHints and tips about how to easily incorporate cultured foods into your lifeExciting information on the probiotic-enhancing properties of prebiotic foods, such as apples, broccoli, onions, squash, brussels sprouts, and honey Cultured Food for Health takes the fear out of fermentation so you can heal your gut and experience the energy, health, and vitality that are available when your body is working as it’s meant to. So join Donna today, and learn to love the food that loves you back!



The Art of Fermentation

The Art of Fermentation Author Sandor Ellix Katz
ISBN-10 9781603582865
Release 2012
Pages 498
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Winner of the 2013 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Reference and Scholarship, and a New York Times bestseller, The Art of Fermentation is the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation ever published. Sandor Katz presents the concepts and processes behind fermentation in ways that are simple enough to guide a reader through their first experience making sauerkraut or yogurt, and in-depth enough to provide greater understanding and insight for experienced practitioners. While Katz expertly contextualizes fermentation in terms of biological and cultural evolution, health and nutrition, and even economics, this is primarily a compendium of practical information--how the processes work; parameters for safety; techniques for effective preservation; troubleshooting; and more. With two-color illustrations and extended resources, this book provides essential wisdom for cooks, homesteaders, farmers, gleaners, foragers, and food lovers of any kind who want to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for arguably the oldest form of food preservation, and part of the roots of culture itself. Readers will find detailed information on fermenting vegetables; sugars into alcohol (meads, wines, and ciders); sour tonic beverages; milk; grains and starchy tubers; beers (and other grain-based alcoholic beverages); beans; seeds; nuts; fish; meat; and eggs, as well as growing mold cultures, using fermentation in agriculture, art, and energy production, and considerations for commercial enterprises. Sandor Katz has introduced what will undoubtedly remain a classic in food literature, and is the first--and only--of its kind.



Real Food Fermentation

Real Food Fermentation Author Alex Lewin
ISBN-10 9781610584173
Release 2012-07-01
Pages 176
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Preserve your favorite foods through every season with Real Food Fermentation. Control your own ingredients, techniques, and additives. Learn a practical food-preparation skill you’ll use again and again. And express yourself by making something unique and whole. Inside, you’ll find: —All the basics: the process, the tools, and how to get started —A guide to choosing the right ingredients —Sauerkraut and beyond—how to ferment vegetables, including slaw-style, pickles, and kimchi —How to ferment dairy into yogurt, kefir, crème fraîche, and butter —How to ferment fruits, from lemons to tomatoes, and how to serve them —How to ferment your own beverages, including mead, kombucha, vinegar, and ginger ale —A primer on fermented meat, fish, soy, bread, and more —Everything you need to know about why the recipes work, why they are safe, what to do if they go wrong, and how to modify them to suit your taste



Fermented

Fermented Author Jill Ciciarelli
ISBN-10 1936608243
Release 2013-08-06
Pages 256
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We live in a world where the very basic requirements of our existence are moving further and further away from tradition. Our current food system is sick and getting sicker, as is the population. It's time to return our emphasis to top-quality ingredients that are farmed and harvested in the most ethical ways. It's time to re-educate ourselves about what "real food" actually means and what it can do to help preserve our long-term health. It's time to put our well-being back at the top of our list of priorities. It's time to put the brakes on out-of-control food madness and get back to basics. Fermented: A Four-Season Approach to Paleo Probiotic Foods is your guide to an essential aspect of ancestral eating—fermentation. A centuries-old craft practiced by traditional cultures in all parts of the world, fermenting food is a creative and inexpensive way to enhance the nutritive properties of your favorite foods and to introduce exciting, new flavors into your weekly menus. Learn the basic techniques of fermentation and become comfortable with how to ferment anything. Start exploring the foods that are in season where you live, and put your newly learned fermentation skills into practice. Expand your fermentation wings and go beyond the produce aisle to try your hand at fermented meat, beverages, dairy, coconut products, condiments, dressings, cocktails, and mocktails. Incorporate healthy probiotic foods into your ancestral diet to maximize the nutrition of those foods you already love to eat. Your health is your most important asset. Eating well is something you can do every single day to protect yourself and your most important commodity. Adding fermented foods to your daily diet is an essential piece of the clean-eating puzzle, and you can do it easily in any kitchen with nearly any food. Grab a jar and get fermented!



Probiotic Foods for Good Health

Probiotic Foods for Good Health Author Beatrice Trum Hunter
ISBN-10 1591202175
Release 2008
Pages 218
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Provides information about fermented foods, at-home starter cultures, and shopping tips for the foods needed on a daily basis.



Cultured Food for Life

Cultured Food for Life Author Donna Schwenk
ISBN-10 1401942822
Release 2013
Pages 221
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Donna Schwenk's world changed when she discovered cultured foods. After a difficult pregnancy and various health problems, she became determined to find answers to what ailed her. And in her quest, she came across the ancient art of home fermentation, a food preparation technique that supercharges everyday foods with beneficial bacteria to balance your digestive system, and vitamins and minerals to enhance your overall health. This simple, natural process has been used for thousands of years to create everything from drinks like kefir and kombucha to foods like kimchi and pickles. After incorporating fermented foods into her life, Donna began to experience a vitality that she had never known. And then she was hooked! She started a new life as a teacher and writer, blogging on her website culturedfoodlife.com, in an effort to bring the beautiful world of fermented foods to as many people as possible. She now works with thousands of people to open the door to a world of foods that can help improve an array of health problems including high blood pressure, diabetes, allergies, acne, hypertension, asthma, and irritable bowel syndrome. In Cultured Food for Life Donna brings this same information to you and shows you that preparing and eating cultured foods is easy, fun, and delicious! After speaking to the science behind the healing power of probiotic foods and telling the astonishing story of how she healed herself and her family, Schwenk walks you, step by step, through the basic preparation techniques for kefir, kombucha, cultured vegetables, and sprouted flour, plus more than 135 recipes that use these foods to create dishes to please any palate. With recipes like Herbed Omelet with Kefir Hollandaise Sauce,Sprouted Ginger Scones with Peaches and Kefir Cream,Kefir Veggie Sprouted Pizza, Apple Sauerkraut, and Brownie Cupcakes with Kefir Frosting, along with inspirational stories from Donna's family and friends, you'll learn everything you want to know about a diet that's as tasty as it is healthy.



Fermenting For Dummies

Fermenting For Dummies Author Marni Wasserman
ISBN-10 9781118804698
Release 2013-09-25
Pages 336
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Want to ferment at home? Easy. Fermentation is what makes foods like beer, pickles, and sauerkraut delicious—and nutritious. Fermented foods are chock-full of probiotics that aid in digestive and overall health. In addition, the fermentation process also has been shown to add nutrients to food, making already nutritious food even better! Fermenting For Dummies provides step-by-step information for cooks, homesteaders, farmers, and food lovers of any kind who want to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for arguably the oldest form of food preservation. Fermenting For Dummies gives you the scoop on the fermenting process, the tools and ingredients you’ll need to get started, and 100+ recipes for fermenting at home. So what are you waiting for? Shows you how to ferment vegetables, including slaw-style, pickles, and kimchee Covers how to ferment dairy into yogurt, kefir, cheese, and butter Explains how to ferment fruits, from lemons to tomatoes, and how to serve them Details how to ferment beverages, including mead, beer, kombucha, vinegar, and more If you're interested in preserving food using this ancient method, Fermenting For Dummies has everything you need to get started.



Brain Maker

Brain Maker Author David Perlmutter
ISBN-10 9780316380089
Release 2015-04-28
Pages 320
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The bestselling author of Grain Brain uncovers the powerful role of gut bacteria in determining your brain's destiny. Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise-from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome - the vast population of organisms that live in your body and outnumber your own cells ten to one. What's taking place in your intestines today is determining your risk for any number of brain-related conditions. In BRAIN MAKER, Dr. Perlmutter explains the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on lifestyle choices, how it can become "sick," and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies can alter your brain's destiny for the better. With simple dietary recommendations and a highly practical program of six steps to improving gut ecology, BRAIN MAKER opens the door to unprecedented brain health potential.



Mastering Fermentation

Mastering Fermentation Author Mary Karlin
ISBN-10 9781607744399
Release 2013-08-27
Pages 256
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A beautifully illustrated and authoritative guide to the art and science of fermented foods, featuring 70+ recipes that progress from simple fermented condiments like vinegars and mustards to more advanced techniques for using wild yeast, fermenting meats, and curing fish. Although fermentation has an ancient history, fermented foods are currently experiencing a renaissance: kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut, and other potent fermentables appeal not only for their health benefits, but also because they are fun, adventurous DIY projects for home cooks of every level. Mastering Fermentation is a beautifully illustrated and authoritative guide to the art and science of fermented foods, featuring more than seventy recipes that allow you to progress from simple fermented condiments like vinegars and mustards to more advanced techniques for using wild yeast starters, fermenting meats, and curing fish. Cooking instructor and author Mary Karlin begins with a solid introduction to the wide world of fermentation, explaining essential equipment, ingredients, processes, and techniques. The diverse chapters cover everything from fermented dairy to grains and breads; legumes, nuts, and aromatics; and fermented beverages. Last but not least, the book concludes with more than twenty globally-inspired recipes that incorporate fermented foods into enticing finished dishes like Grilled Lamb Stuffed with Apricot-Date Chutney and Saffron Yogurt Sauce. Offering an accessible, recipe-driven approach, Mastering Fermentation will inspire and equip you to facilitate the transformative, fascinating process of fermentation, with delicious results.



Fermented Vegetables

Fermented Vegetables Author Kirsten K. Shockey
ISBN-10 9781612124261
Release 2014-10-17
Pages 376
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Even beginners can make their own fermented foods! This easy-to-follow comprehensive guide presents more than 120 recipes for fermenting 64 different vegetables and herbs. Learn the basics of making kimchi, sauerkraut, and pickles, and then refine your technique as you expand your repertoire to include curried golden beets, pickled green coriander, and carrot kraut. With a variety of creative and healthy recipes, many of which can be made in batches as small as one pint, you’ll enjoy this fun and delicious way to preserve and eat your vegetables.



Truly Cultured

Truly Cultured Author Nancy Lee Bentley
ISBN-10 0979883024
Release 2008-08-01
Pages 260
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Truly Cultured is a delicious and nutritious feast of facts, recipes and figures, quips, quotes, quizzes, history, food science, anecdotes and insight, puns, myths, secrets, how-to tips, tidbits and unabashed, call-it-like-it-is power truths that help readers understand how important live, cultured, fermented foods - and the microorganisms that produce them - are to our health, environment and communities. Although many people will pick up Truly Cultured just for its sumptuous recipes and lush, four-color photos, the book is much more, an unprecedented archetype on this subject. Bentley hopes it will change the way we think about food, health and life and how this impacts the world. Her "Hello, hasn't anyone else seen what's going on?" approach will have you laughing one minute, then groaning and crying the next.



Delicious Probiotic Drinks

Delicious Probiotic Drinks Author Julia Mueller
ISBN-10 9781628738940
Release 2013-11-20
Pages 176
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The health benefits of probiotics are no secret—doctors from both the Western and Eastern medicine camps sing the praises of probiotics for their positive effects on digestion, metabolism, and the immune system. Enthusiasts of kombucha—a bubbly probiotic drink now sold regularly in stores from Manhattan delis to Seattle food co-ops—point to its high levels of B vitamins and amino acids, improving mood, energy levels, joint function, ligament health, and skin health. Now you can learn to make kombucha, as well as numerous other probiotic drinks, at home! With clear step-by-step directions, beautiful photographs, and more than seventy-five recipes, this is the ultimate guide to homemade probiotic drinks. You’ll find numerous recipes for: Kombucha Jun Kefir Lacto-fermented lemonade Ginger beer Cultured vegetable juices And more! In addition, you’ll find recipes for making yogurt, smoothies, and kefir ice cream. Fermenting drinks may seem daunting, but Julia Mueller shows how it can be fun, much more cost-effective than buying ready-made drinks from the store, and delicious!



The Starter Kitchen

The Starter Kitchen Author Sonoma Press
ISBN-10 1942411219
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 240
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Fermentation has given us some of the food world's most treasured delights, and with Home Fermentation: A Beginner's Guide, making delicious probiotic foods in your own kitchen has never been easier. The only true beginner's guide to home fermentation, this handy book offers simple yet enticing DIY kitchen projects for all of your favorite ferments, from sauerkraut, pickles and kimchi to kefir and kombucha. Over 100 step-by-step recipes dissect the process of fermenting a wide range of foods and beverages, arming you with basic skills that you will turn to again and again as you experiment with nutritious ferments in your own kitchen. Features include: * Insider tips from fermentation experts * A troubleshooting guide with room for notes to track your projects * Fruit and vegetable ferments for every season * Step-by-step illustrations Enjoy all the health benefits and delicious flavors of naturally fermented vegetables and fruits, dairy, beverages, breads, and much more with this invaluable guide for the fermentation novice.