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Real Food Fermentation: Preserving Whole Fresh Food with Live Cultures in Your Home Kitchen [Kindle Edition]

Alex Lewin
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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

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About the Author

Alex Lewin is a Massachusetts-based health strategist who specializes in fermented foods. He has studied cooking at the Professional Chef’s Program at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts and nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He has been featured for this work in publications including Harvard Magazine, Edible Boston, Stuff Magazine, and on public radio.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 14672 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Quarry Books (1 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #188,188 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reading 26 Aug. 2013
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When I looked around for books on food fermentation I found a great choice and great reviews and no reviews for this title. However, after having a look inside I purchased Alex Lewin's book and I read it cover to cover in a few days. I found it clear to understand, concise, and yet full of answers to the possible questions which a beginner might wish to ask. The book design was also pleasing and modern, the photographs informative and the instructions laid in an intelligent manner.

Within three days I was able to make my first sauerkrauts and then kimchi. I will be using the book over and over as a reference and I recommend to anyone who wishes to get started with cultured food. The smart and modern graphics make it a good gift for your loved ones, too!

After experimenting with cultured foods I went on to try sourdough starters, and thanks to the background acquired with this book I felt confident in my new adventure.

Thanks Mr. Lewin!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Guide 25 Aug. 2013
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Fantastic guide for a beginner to fermenting like myself. I love the colour photographs which provide supplementary visual representation how to proceed and what equipment one needs. A more user friendly book on fermenting I have yet to find.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant guide 17 Mar. 2014
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Has everything I was looking for - it's easy to read, has complete and accurate instructions, explains a bit about the history and science of fermentation and, best of all, it works - I have two pots of sauerkraut and one of preserved lemons on my countertop as we speak!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute must have!!! 19 Jun. 2014
Great book, with very good explanations and step be step instructions. Great coloured photos to show you each step and truthfuly what the fermented products look like. I am new to fermentation and with this idiot proof book, I have made some great fermented vegetables.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book - very imformative 21 May 2013
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I love this inspirational book - the pictures give you a great feel for what is required and I have successfully fermented foods and I am looking forward to more great fermenting fun!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fermentation 31 Aug. 2013
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As I bought a crock, I needed some pointers to get me going, so I needed a book. It was the right choice as it is packed with tips and recipes for deliciously healthy goodies. If you are a novice in fermentation, as I am, this book is a great choice.
Very happy with it.

Thank you.
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