Traditional, whole foods such as sauerkraut and pickled vegetables serve up the wonderful taste of home cooking with the remarkable health-enhancing properties of lactic acid. This third book about fermented foods provides information on how and why lactic acid can help you, explains how to make sauerkraut and pickled vegetables at home and presents scores of mouth-watering recipes for all occasions.
One Chef's Transformative Year Cooking from Eva's Farm
Author: Didi Emmons
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Enhanced by 150 recipes, follows chef Didi Emmons through a year at Eva Sommaripa's legendary farm filled with two hundred-plus uncommon herbs, greens, and edible "weeds" and provides information on growing, foraging, and using a wide range of garden plants and wild foods.
Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64 Vegetables & Herbs in Krauts, Kimchis, Brined Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes & Pastes
Author: Kirsten K. Shockey
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Even beginners can make their own fermented foods! This easy-to-follow comprehensive guide presents more than 120 recipes for fermenting 64 different vegetables and herbs. Learn the basics of making kimchi, sauerkraut, and pickles, and then refine your technique as you expand your repertoire to include curried golden beets, pickled green coriander, and carrot kraut. With a variety of creative and healthy recipes, many of which can be made in batches as small as one pint, you’ll enjoy this fun and delicious way to preserve and eat your vegetables.
Fermentation for Beginners We all know how delicious and aromatic fermented foods are. Fermentation saves the natural taste, aromas, and color of veggies while preserving their nutrients. The boost it gives to the good bacteria present in the veggies can give you healthier-looking skin, clear-up leaky gut, and help with weight loss. One of the most important ingredients in fermented vegetables are probiotics. These probiotics plant beneficial bacteria into the digestive system and keep everything internally balanced. This book will make it easy for you to make and enjoy fermented foods at home. By reading this book you'll learn: * the benefits of eating fermented vegetables; * a step-by-step guide to fermenting vegetables; * how to make sauerkraut, kimchi, fermented pickles and salsa at home; and * delicious recipes made with fermented vegetables. Fermenting your veggies can seem so simple and fun with this guide that you may want to add your own little twist to the recipes. Order Fermented Vegetables now! ---- TAGS: fermented vegetables, fermented vegetables creative recipes, fermented foods for health, fermentation for beginners, sauerkraut recipes, kimchi recipes, pickle recipes, fermented vegetable recipes, salsa recipes, vegetable fermented
Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Pickles and Relishes is the book that teaches you how to lead a healthier and longer life. There has never been a greater consumer awareness about the food we eat. Our lifestyle has changed, we sit in front of computers or televisions hours every day, nibbling on potato chips and high caloric snacks. We cook less at home as in most cases we warm up commercially prepared foods that we buy in a local supermarket. Consumers are more educated now and are increasingly aware of the link between fat intake, excess weight and heart disease. The benefits of a diet rich in vegetables are well known. Unfortunately, most commercially produced foods are heated and that step eliminates many of the beneficial bacteria, vitamins and nutrients which are so needed by our body. We end up eating a product with a familiar flavor, but with little nutritional value. However, the majority of the healthiest vegetables can be fermented without involving thermal processing. This will not only preserve the original value of the nutrients, but will increase the count of beneficial bacteria, changing the character of the vegetable to a probiotic. Probiotics contain live microorganisms thought to be healthy for the host organism. The best example is sauerkraut which was crucial to the survival of people in harsh winters in Northern Europe. Once its benefits were better understood, it was required to be on board of every sea going vessel, whether commercial or the Royal Navy. This daily serving of sauerkraut had eliminated scurvy disease and saved the lives of countless seamen. What must be stressed here is that only fermented and uncooked sauerkraut exhibits those beneficial characteristics. Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Pickles and Relishes explains in simple terms the fermentation process, making brine, pickling and canning. There is a thorough discussion of the necessary equipment, as well as plans for building your own fermenting containers. You will discover how easy it is to make perfect sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles, chutneys and relishes at home. There is a collection of recipes which were chosen for their originality and educational value. Those recipes plus the description of the processes will enable the reader to understand the subject well enough to create his own recipes.
Can It!, from the editors of Hobby Farm Homes, gives readers a contemporary perspective on this favorite traditional kitchen art. As the “eat local” movement sweeps the country, so too does the popularity of canning and preserving the harvest from our own gardens and hobby farms. Filled with nearly 200 full-color photograph and illustrations, Can It! is a detailed beginner’s guide that takes the reader step by step through the process of canning fruits and vegetables. From canning tomatoes and squashes to preparing homemade salsas, relishes, and jellies, this book simplifies the processes so that even modern busy people can find time to do it themselves, while emphasizing cost-saving, sustainability, and food safety. The book begins with a chapter on preparing and planning, deciding which methods are right for you, and what produce you like enough to invest the time to preserve it. The methods discussed include freezing, flash freezing, water-bath canning and pressure canning. The author, Jackie Callahan Parente is a lifelong canner and shares her insights, secrets, and shortcuts for each of these methods of food preservation. Charts throughout the book detail methods with specific timings, temperatures, and required equipment. Summary pages (“Process Overview”) give the reader a point-by-point wrap-up of each technique with all of the important takeaways. The chapter on freezing offers general guidelines on which foods freeze best (and worst) with safety instructions and processes to capture the freshest flavors from dozens of possible foods. The author offers information on freezers, containers, thawing processes, energy-saving methods, and head space requirements. Sidebars offer ways to avoid and solve common problems such as freezer burn, discoloration, texture issues, and so forth. Three dozen recipes for freezing fruits and vegetables, including storing prepared items such as strawberry jam, creamed corn, and stewed tomatoes. Beyond fruits and vegetables, the chapter also gives instructions for freezing, breads, pastries, dairy, meat, and complete meals. The chapter on canning offers information on high- and low-acid canning as well as the differences between water-bath versus pressure canning, with detail on proper use of jars, lids, and bands, selection of the right utensils, instructions for filling the jars, and safe storage. This chapter offers 15 water-bath canning recipes and 12 pressure canning recipes for the most popular fruits and vegetables (tomatoes, apples, berries, pears, peaches, and more). The canning process can be applied to fresh fruits and veggies as well as to homemade condiments and spreads. The chapter “Jams, Jellies, and More” helps canners narrow down the choices and offers required background for the properties of fruit, pectin, acid, and sweeteners. This chapter offers over 30 recipes for everyone’s favorites, such as blueberry jam, grape jam, and peach preserves, plus some delicious unexpected delights, such as rhubarb conserve, slow-cooker apple butter, and pear ginger preserves. Also on offer are solutions to commonly encountered problems with canning preserves plus labeling and storage. “Pickles, Relishes, Salsas, and Such” salutes everyone’s favorite condiments, offering recipes for 20 delectable “jar-ables” and a primer for pickling produce, from salt and brine to decorating the jars. Beginning with basic kosher dill pickles and pickled mixed veggies, the author offers recipes for summer and winter relishes, festive, zesty salsas, chutneys, ketchup, sauerkraut and more! The appendix offers instructions for important techniques critical to the processes described in the book, including blanching, treating for discoloration, preparing sugar syrups, altitude adjustments, and processing times. Eight helpful charts for equivalents, conversions, and yields plus an extensive glossary, resource section, and index complete the volume.