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Lisa's Counter Culture: Pickles and Other Well-Bred Foods Spiral-bound – 2014

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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 150 pages
  • Publisher: LCC Publishing; 2nd edition (2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985840803
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985840808
  • ASIN: 098584082X
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #426,757 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I bought this book on the high recommendations of a few people. I was hoping this book would be comparable to Nourishing Traditions, Practical Paleo or GAPS based on the price tag. I was highly disappointed when it came in the mail and was very thin. I thought it would be about three times the size based on the price. Some of the reviews talk about pictures and other than the pictures for each of the headers/sections, there aren't any other pictures...which for someone that is very visual when cooking, is also disappointing.

I do really appreciate the information on lactofermentation but other than that, I think this book is way overpriced. I would possibly pay around $20 total including shipping but definitely not the $40 with shipping that I paid.

I appreciate Lisa's work and time. I think the price needs to be adjusted as well as the book better proofed for spelling mistakes. With these two changes, I think it could help the sales grow.
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Lisa has done a fair job of assembling her favourite recipes into a generally usable form. Spiral bound with slick heavy weight paper, this is easy to use in the kitchen. Where it fails is in its details - missing for the most part - and incomplete in other cases. The sauerkraut recipe for example - mixed US measures (cabbage) and metric measures (salt) leaves me with having to scramble back and forth. (This wouldn't be so bad if she hadn't declared up front that she would be using metric measures all the way through.) The instructions have me filling the fermentation container with brine to cover the cabbage - but, wait - what concentration should I be using - 2% or 10%. I could overlook this if she had cabbage in her brine chart - I had to go online to other sources to find that a 2% concentration would work. After the positive interviews on the video Paleo circuit, I expected something special. What I got was a way overpriced ($36.99) half-fermented collection of her favourite recipes (scrambled egg / boiled egg recipes, anyone?) (I wish I were kidding - see pg. 88 -89). Save your money and take a little time on the web - you can find complete recipes and instructions there. But like I said, the paper is nice.
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I'm so glad Lisa Herndon decided to write this incredible resource about fermenting your own foods. With all the chronic health issues people are facing today that is a direct result of a disruption in the good, healthy bacteria in our gut, we are a proverbial mess metabolically speaking. But as so many amazing books such as Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) have shared with us in recent years, gut health is a very serious problem that needs a nutritional answer that will never be solved by taking a prescription pill. Enter LISA'S COUNTER CULTURE: PICKLES AND OTHER WELL-BRED FOODS.

If the idea of fermenting your own foods kinda freaks you out (and it does some people), then let Lisa guide you with this book about all the steps you need to make it happen. She's just like you--a hard-working mom trying to help her family eat as well as they possibly can to preserve their health in the years to come. Real foods-based Paleo eating is something you've probably heard more and more about in recent years because of books like The Paleo Solution, Practical Paleo and others. Lisa believes this way of eating and the lifestyle involved with doing it makes fermenting a very natural and normal part of what it takes to reach your health goals.

I appreciate that Lisa made this book spiral-bound so you can keep it open to the page you need while you're making that particular recipe.
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Let's get right down to business! Why did I love this book? Wow, I mean the question really should be what didn't I like.

Here are just a FEW reasons why I love it:
The book itself is gorgeous. From the layout, to the fonts, to the photos...really, this book is some serious eye candy.

It makes you feel good just looking at it. Even the real food and fermentation newbie will feel a sense of peace and calm just looking at the book. It really does give you a "I Can Do This" energy. (Sounds a little woo woo but I am totally serious here folks!)

Lisa does NOT assume that you know your way around a real foods cookbook so she takes the liberty of addressing the ins and out of properly using this book. Everyone should read it. It will help you get the most out of the book.

The required reading section on ferments and the process will put you at ease! If it is your first time fermenting or your thousandth time fermenting, Lisa walks you through it step by step.

The recipes are classics, updated. If you are looking for some crazy exotic recipes, you aren't going to find them here. Lisa has created a cookbook of recipes that HEAL and NOURISH the body. These are recipes that will give you a solid foundation of health.

The recipes are easy to prepare and use ingredients that you can reasonably acquire.

There is a wide variety or recipes, guaranteed to please any palate. While not everything will be your cup of tea, I am positive that there will be a lot of recipes you will add into your rotating list of favorites.

You really can't mess Lisa's recipes up. She provides clear directions in an easy to follow sequence.

And the list could go on and on and on....

You are missing out on something special if you pass this up!
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