The country’s leading expert on organic food delivers the ultimate guide to the new culinary health movement—feasting on fermented probiotics, from artisanal cheese to kimchi. In his extensive career as a bestselling cookbook author and TV garden-show host, Jeff Cox has always been keenly aware of the microbiology that helps his garden flourish. He has long known that microbes keep our bodies healthy as they ferment food, releasing their nutritional power and creating essential vitamins and enzymes. In The Essential Book of Fermentation, Cox shares a bounty of recipes for nourishing the internal “garden.” Simplifying the art and science of fermentation, Cox offers a primer on the body’s microbial ecosystem, complemented by scrumptious recipes, and easy-to-follow pickling and canning techniques. Basics such as bread and yogurt help readers progress to wine, cheese, and a host of international delicacies, including kim chi and chow chow. Inspiring and innovative, The Essential Book of Fermentation serves up great taste along with great health on every page.
Author: Michelle Schoffro Cook
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2015-02-03
Genre: Health & Fitness
Discover the health secret you've been waiting for You've heard how beneficial probiotics are for gut health; new research reveals that they can do much more! Probiotics can also improve a host of other conditions, from allergies to arthritis, depression to obesity—they have even been shown to inhibit cancer and antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Now Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook shares this groundbreaking research, demonstrating the link between gastrointestinal health and overall well-being. She offers concrete ways for you to use this extraordinary information, explaining how to use probiotics to address a range of medical issues. In this cutting-edge prescription for overall wellness, you'll discover: specific strains of probiotics and the more than 50 conditions they can help the benefits of incorporating probiotics into your day-to-day life how to select the best supplement for your health concerns tips for adding more probiotic-rich foods to your diet more than 30 delicious and nutritious probiotic-rich recipes
The author of Gutbliss and one of today’s preeminent gastroenterologists distills the latest research on the microbiome into a practical program for boosting overall health. Michael Pollan’s widely discussed New York Times article, “Some of My Best Friends Are Germs,” was just the tip of the iceberg. The microbiome—the collective name for the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut—is today’s hottest medical news topic. Synthesizing the latest findings, Dr. Robynne Chutkan explains how the standard Western diet and lifestyle are starving our microbiome, depleting the “good bugs” that keep us healthy and encouraging overgrowth of exactly the wrong type of bacteria. The resulting imbalance makes us more prone to disease and obesity and negatively affects our metabolism, our hormones, our cravings, our immunity, and even our genes. But beyond the science, what sets this book apart is Dr. Chutkan’s powerful three-level program for optimizing your gut bacteria for good health. Dr. Chutkan shares: Why hand-sanitizing gels and antibiotics are stripping our bodies of their natural protective systems Essential prebiotics and probiotics Recipes with ingredients that replenish the microbiome for each rehab level Cutting-edge research on the connection between the microbiome and the brain An intro to the stool transplant, the superfix for a severely troubled microbiome Dr. Chutkan is one of the most recognizable gastroenterologists working in America today, and this is the first book to distill the research into a practical, effective plan for replenishing our microbiomes. The Microbiome Solution will bring welcome relief to the millions who want to grow a good “gut garden”—and enjoy healthier, happier lives.
Fermentation is one of the earliest forms of natural food preservation, and without it, our beloved vegetables, fruits, grains, and milk would be heaps of moldy abundance after the harvest. Learn how to turn simple ingredients into health goldmines such as kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha, and more in this flavorful book. Author and health strategist Alex Lewin empowers you with the tools, techniques, instructions, and delicious recipes to make all fermented foods at home in this essential book for your culinary library. Inside, you’ll find recipes for making coleslaws, preserved lemons, ceviche, vinegars, yogurt, and more. The science, art, and craft of fermenting foods are also explained in meaningful detail. Learn how to choose and prepare only the best, freshest ingredients for all your kitchen fermenting projects with Real Food Fermentation.
The Essential Guide for Fermentation and Probiotic Foods!Different cultures from all over the world serve food produced through the process of fermentation. These food items do not only taste great, but they are also rich in good bacteria that can drastically improve people's health and well-being. Early human beings used fermentation, as a mechanism to preserve food, improve its taste and promote is nutritional value. The process may have even predated human existence. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...* The Basics of Fermentation*Main Types of Fermentation*Fermentation Methods*Fermentation Times and Temperatures*....and Much, much more!Purchase your copy today!
Author: Sandor Ellix Katz
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: 2012
Winner of the 2013 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Reference and Scholarship, and a New York Times bestseller, 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 two-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.
Eating naturally fermented, probiotic foods (such as kimchi) is one of the healthiest and most effective ways to improve digestion. Balance the digestive system and boost your immunity with healthful, simple, and delicious everyday meals using Firefly Kitchens' recipes for fermented kimchi, krauts, and carrots. Making homemade fermented foods is simple and delicious. With eighty-five recipes like Kimchi Kick-Start Breakfast, Smoked Salmon Rueben, and Flank Steak over Spicy Noodles, Fresh & Fermented makes it easy to include these healthy foods in every meal. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Replace gut-damaging soda pop with delicious, Healing REFRESHING PROBIOTIC DRINKS! With do-it-yourself and convenience options, there are a variety of choices to share health and longevity with your family. Discover A Safer, Cheaper, & Easy Ways To Make Your Own Unique Flavored KOMBUCHA, KEFIR, KEFIR ICE CREAM, YOGURT, GINGER BEER, JUN, REJUVELAC, CULTURED VEGETABLE JUICES, SMOOTHIES and Other Naturally Fermented Drinks From Scratch! This book REFRESHING PROBIOTIC DRINKS is equipped with everything the beginners need to get acquainted with in an easy to understand and straightforward way. Also covered the topics in Refreshing Probiotic Drinks are: Essential information about home brewing delicious probiotic, fermented varieties of drinks, tips for safe & easy process, about choosing equipment, secondary fermentation, health benefits and much more along with 60 delicious recipes for this fizzy wonder drink that is packed full of enzymes, vitamins, minerals and probiotics.
Clean up your diet and look and feel better than ever with this simple, beautiful cookbook featuring more than 100 recipes that make it easy and delicious to eat clean and green. We all know we should eat more green foods, but after a few variations on the same salad, juice or smoothie, it’s easy to run out of ideas that excite our taste buds. In Clean Green Eats, celebrity chef Candice Kumai offers an answer to that dilemma, offering more than 100 simple, unique and delicious recipes made from whole foods packed with of nutrients that will help you lose weight, detox, and look amazing. All of her recipes are effortlessly gluten free (no complicated ingredients required!) and while a plant-based diet is the focus, the idea of “meat as a treat”—eating high-quality, sensible portions of animal protein—is also central to her plan. Clean Green Eats kicks off with Candice’s one week cleanse, which includes juices, smoothies, and simple meals, and continues with a six-week plan to develop healthy practices that will last a lifetime. There’s no deprivation with Candice’s delicious drinks, breakfasts, snacks, soups, salads, sides, mains, and desserts. Start your day with a Coconut Almond Green Smooth or Cinnamon-Spiced Granola. For lunch, fill up on Farro, Edamame, and Pea Salad. Whip up Asian Ginger Garlic Steak Salad, Superfood Curry Salmon Salad, or Chili Lime Shrimp Tostadas for a delicious dinner. For a fabulous finale, she includes desserts like Vegan Dark-Chocolate Avocado Cake and Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ‘Ice Cream.’ Banish the processed food, sugar, and carb habits that lead to fatigue, belly bloat, poor digestion, and constant cravings—let Clean Green Eats help you look and feel better than ever, no deprivation required!
If you are someone who enjoys his sauerkraut and pickled veggies, you have already begun to enjoy the taste of delicious fermented foods. The process of fermentation is basically a chemical reaction. It changes complex substances into simpler compounds that contain digestive enzymes, gut-friendly bacteria and quite a few other nutrients. This means that when you consume fermented foods, they are not just delicious, but they are also easy to digest and full of nutrients. The best part is that you can pick any of your favorite veggies, ferment them using certain substances right at home, and enjoy home-made fermented foods! But the question is how to get started? What is fermentation? Which foods can you ferment? How do you ferment foods? What is a fermentation starter? How do make sauerkraut? Lots and lots of questions and you probably have no idea about the answers. But worry not, this guide will help you learn about what fermentation is, what happens during this process, what foods you can ferment, and what fermentation starters would you need. So, let's begin and begin our home fermentation journey!
Author: M. J. Robert Nout
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Fermented foods represent a wide variety of daily foods consumed world-wide, made from ingredients of animal (milk, meat, fish) and plant (cereals, starchy crops, leguminous seeds, fruits) origin. Notwithstanding the antique roots of food fermentation, its products enjoy great popularity not only because of their attractive taste and flavour, but also for their prolonged shelf-life and safety, their wholesomeness and nutritional value and because of a number of recently proven health-promoting traits. This book is a reflection of one of the international advanced courses of the Graduate School VLAG of Wageningen University, The Netherlands. The focus is on state of the art technologies and scientific developments in academia and industry that contribute to the characterization and specification of fermentation starter microorganisms, to the present-day experimental approaches in product and process development and control, and to high throughput analytical techniques that facilitate the precise design of tailor-made fermented food products. Aspects covered include: microbial biodiversity of starter lactic acid bacteria, yeasts and moulds; product technology and functionality relating to flavour formation and control; health promoting aspects of foods and of probiotic and nutraceutical microbes; European legislation of fermented foods and ingredients; modelling and control of bacterial and fungal fermentation processes; and the relevance of ~omics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics) in starter design, metabolic control and safety assurance. This volume surely is an essential up-date for R & Dprofessionals and advanced students of food science and technology.