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Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods (Paperback)

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    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......more

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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.

Author:
Katz, Sandor Ellix
Genre:
COOKING / Methods / Canning & Preserving
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
187
Language:
English
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Pub Co
Publish Date:
09/01/2003
Copyright Year:
2003
ISBN:
9781931498234
Height:
10.25 in
Wdth:
7.0 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.95 lb
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  • Not what we expected!

    Not at all what we expected. The recipes are good, what there are of them. Too much blah, blah, blah by the author. He brought out very strange and sometimes offensive viewpoints. Did not even need to be in a book like this, save it for a biography! Like I said, not exactly a recipe book like we were wanting. We will keep looking.

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