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As I thought over how I was going to write my review for Wardeh Harmon's The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fermenting Foods my first draft went something like this:
"I love this book. The end."
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Harmon's book inspired and taught me how to make my own sourdough starter with simple and very explanatory directions. Now, I have fallen in love with the taste of sourdough baked goods. I have learned to make simple raw cheeses that taste likes they are straight from heaven (and nothing like their store-bought counterparts!). I have even made raw pickled salmon that tasted amazing and like nothing I had ever had before. This book is truly inspiring!
|Salt-brined salmon. Simply delicious on salad. Recipe from Wardeh Harmon's Fermenting Foods.|
If you were to see my copy of Fermenting Foods you would think I had owned it for years. Never before have I owned a cookbook for such a short period of time that became so quickly stained, water-damaged, torn, doggy-eared, scratched, written in, bent and bruised. This book is already "well loved" because this book is amazing. It has quickly become one I grab off the shelf at least two to three times a week. (I think I might even use it more than Nourishing Traditions... Shhh.... don't tell WAPF!)
This book has over 150 delicious recipes for every sort of food you could ever dream of fermenting: vegetables, fruits, alcoholic beverages, condiments (fermented ketchup, anyone?), kombucha and other beverages, dairy ferments (kefir, yogurt, feta cheese and many more...), beans, meat and even fish. So many incredible recipes to choose from.
|Homemade Feta Cheese preserved in salt brine. Recipe from Wardeh Harmon's Fermenting Foods.|
But the recipes aren't the only reason every real foodie should own this book. Harmon is very experienced in the kitchen. Her experience shines through in her helpful tips and thorough explanations. I feel like I have a helpful companion in the kitchen when I am using this book. The style of writing is extremely approachable and makes it easy to follow and to learn from her.
I do have to admit that it is sort of funny to me that one of the most used books in my house is an "Idiot's Guide" book. I'm not sure why, but when I was younger I used to make fun of the concept. But it really is amazing! Whether you are an idiot when it comes to fermenting, want to become someone who ferments everything, all the time (a "fermenting idiot"), or are just an idiot in general... you should get yourself a copy of this book!
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Also, check back on the blog because I am planning on sharing some of my favorite recipes from the book soon!
|My happy sourdough starter. Learn how to make your own. The directions in Fermenting Foods are very easy to follow.|
Do you ferment food? What is one of your favorite books on fermentation?
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