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5.0 out of 5 stars Wild Fermentation, September 15, 2003
This review is from: Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods (Paperback)
This is the only cookbook that I know of that you will read from cover to cover. It is not the dry "do this in this order" kind of book, it walks with you on your culinary endevors like your mom or grandma would, telling you stories along the way, including the secrets that make not just sourdough bread, but unforgettable sourdough bread.
Sandor doesn't just tell us, he shows us, how to be self-sufficient about making and storing food (with little need for a stove or a refrigerator): making sourdough, cheese, miso, making tempeh, making wine, beer and, it seems, almost every other fermented food made the world over. And he gives you a list of resources where you can order the most mundane and exotic of starter cultures and even seaweed from our own Atlantic coast.
And your concept of "self" will never be the same again. He shows us how to reclaim and restore a part of ourselves that has protected us like the ozone layer protects the earth: the world of microbes in and around us, the protective cloak of the microecology that is meant to be a part of us like our skin.
Fermented foods restore a health balance like no probiotics and vitamins can. Happy reading, happy fermenting, happy eating!
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Initial post: Jun 8, 2010 8:49:15 AM PDT
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Posted on Oct 5, 2010 2:52:34 PM PDT
I can see why this review has so many positive ratings... really well written, thoughtful, makes some fine points. And, most important, it tells me why I need this book! Thanks for taking the time to write this.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2011 2:34:46 PM PDT
jabuticabra says:
I like this review of a review. It also is well written, positive, and straight to the point...not to make too fine a point of it.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2011 11:26:26 AM PDT
I like that this reviewer of a reviewer of a reviewer finds the good in other people :-D Rare anymore...
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