Are you new to fermenting? Do you want to learn more? Are you looking for an easy to read, beautifully illustrated fermenting cookbook?
Real Food Fermentation by Alex Lewin is just that book. Alex, a graduate of the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, blogs over at Feed Me Like You Mean It. He is fully invested in spreading the word about fermented food.
When I received my review copy of the book, I was blown away by the gorgeous photos and how simply Alex breaks down the process of fermenting. He explains why fermentation is important, materials you need to ferment and has many recipes for you to become a master fermenter.
He has step by step photographs which I find immensely helpful. The act of fermentation can be overwhelming for the beginner and being able to see each step of a recipe is such a help.
I tried a few recipes from the book and one of my family's favorites is the Fermented Carolina Coleslaw. It is so delicious! And I learned a new technique…using the fermented liquid as the acidic base for a salad dressing!
For Step #3 in the Preparation Section, please see this link for directions on fermenting the vegetables.
This recipe is so delicious and there are many more in Real Food Fermentation.