The Art of Fermentation

The Art of Fermentation

An In-depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes From Around the World

Book - 2012
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"'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 full-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"--
Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., c2012
Description: xxiii, 498 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781603582865
160358286X
Branch Call Number: 664.024 Kat

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scottbdr
Aug 04, 2017

Great book... not really a recipe book per se, but great background on the amazing history and diversity of fermented foods. Most "recipes" are in the form of general guidelines and ideas for variations. Half of the things in here you might never try, but just reading about them is quite interesting.

scissorsnglue Jun 07, 2017

One of the best books on the topic, comprehensive. An articulate and inspired author.

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