Branden is the writer, photographer, and host of FermUp, a weekly podcast and blog about anything and everything fermented. Byers has fermented food at home for years and now shares his knowledge and experience with others by collaborating with local food organizations, including Slow Food and the Good Food Festival. He also writes and speaks online, on sites including Hand Picked Nation and Punk Domestics, as well as teaches in-person workshops on topics ranging from dairy fermentation to triple-fermented kimchi pizza.
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
Adding a daily dose of fermented foods to your diet can have an extraordinary effect on your health. Motivated by an unshakeable belief that food is medicine and that what we eat can promote great healing, fermentation expert Dearbhla Reynolds shows readers how to turn simple ingredients into superfoods using one of the world’s oldest methods of food preservation.
• Masala Quinoa Croquettes with Indian Cauliflower and Mango Chutney
• Collard Wraps with Kefir Mackerel Pâté, Radishes, and Cucumber Pickles
• Fermented Flaxseed and Onion Crackers
• Hibiscus Kombucha
More than just a recipe book, this is a story about food, health energy, and lost traditions.
Organized by technique, The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving covers water bath and pressure canning, pickling, fermenting, freezing, dehydrating, and smoking. Straightforward instructions and step-by-step photos ensure success for beginners, while practiced home canners will find more advanced methods and inspiring ingredient twists.
Tested for quality and safety, recipes range from much-loved classics—Tart Lemon Jelly, Tomato-Herb Jam, Ploughman's Pickles—to fresh flavors such as Asian Pear Kimchi, Smoked Maple-Juniper Bacon, and homemade Kombucha. Make the most of your preserves with delicious dishes including Crab Cakes garnished with Eastern Shore Corn Relish and traditional Strawberry-Rhubarb Hand Pies. Special sidebars highlight seasonal fruits and vegetables, while handy charts cover processing times, temperatures, and recipe formulas for fast preparation.
Lushly illustrated with color photographs, The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving is a classic in the making for a new generation of home cooks.
Master the age-old art of fermentation from home with Fermentation for Beginners.
Fermented foods are a delicious and rich source of nourishment. 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 Recipes providing step-by-step instructions for safe and effective fermentation Helpful Tips covering the ingredients and equipment you need to start fermenting at home An Overview explaining the science behind fermentation
Fermentation recipes include: Garlic Dill Pickles, Pear Chutney, Greek-Style Yogurt, Tempeh, Sourdough Baguettes, Corned Beef, Red Wine Vinegar, Basic Beer, Basic Wine, and much more!
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.
Inside, youâ€™ll find:
â€”All the basics: the process, the tools, and how to get started
â€”A guide to choosing the right ingredients
â€”Sauerkraut and beyondâ€”how to ferment vegetables, including slaw-style, pickles, and kimchi
â€”How to ferment dairy into yogurt, kefir, crÃ¨me fraÃ®che, and butter
â€”How to ferment fruits, from lemons to tomatoes, and how to serve them
â€”How to ferment your own beverages, including mead, kombucha, vinegar, and ginger ale
â€”A primer on fermented meat, fish, soy, bread, and more
â€”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