Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods
Bread. Cheese. Wine. Beer. Coffee. Chocolate. Most people consume fermented foods and drinks every day. For thousands of years, humans have enjoyed the distinctive flavors and nutrition resulting from the transformative power of microscopic bacteria and fungi. Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods is the first cookbook to widely explore the culinary magic of fermentation.
"Fermentation has been an important journey of discovery for me," writes author Sandor Ellix Katz. "I invite you to join me along this effervescent path, well trodden for thousands of years yet largely forgotten in our time and place, bypassed by the superhighway of industrial food production."
The flavors of fermentation are compelling and complex, quite literally alive. This book takes readers on a whirlwind trip through the wide world of fermentation, providing readers with basic and delicious recipes-some familiar, others exotic-that are easy to make at home.
The book covers vegetable ferments such as sauerkraut, kimchi, and sour pickles; bean ferments including miso, tempeh, dosas, and idli; dairy ferments including yogurt, kefir, and basic cheesemaking (as well as vegan alternatives); sourdough bread-making; other grain fermentations from Cherokee, African, Japanese, and Russian traditions; extremely simple wine- and beer-making (as well as cider-, mead-, and champagne-making) techniques; and vinegar-making. With nearly 100 recipes, this is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging fermentation cookbook ever published.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 2wonderY - LibraryThing
Katz makes the interesting observation that these life-processed foods are on a continuum of decomposition, and it is taste, informed by culture, which determines at what point food becomes “rotten.” Interesting! Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SubEuclid - LibraryThing
This is one of my favourite cookbooks. The author has an enthusiastic style of writing that gets you involved in the recipe and encourages you to change the recipe to your tastes. I have bought two ... Read full review
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Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-culture Foods
Sandor Ellix Katz
No preview available - 2003
New Good Food: Essential Ingredients for Cooking and Eating Well
Margaret M. Wittenberg
No preview available - 2007