Winner of the 2013 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Reference and Scholarship, and a New York Times bestseller.
With colour 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 mould 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
Published: May 14, 2012
Chelsea Green Publishing
Format: Hard cover, 498pp. 32 pages of colour illustrations
Size: 250mm x 190mm