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  • Food Fermentation at Home

  • A Basic Guide for the Beginner
  • By: J.D. Rockefeller
  • Narrated by: Adam Zens
  • Length: 25 mins
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  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Summary

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!

©2016 J.D. Rockefeller (P)2016 J.D. Rockefeller

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Wonderful job

This is wonderful job demystifying how to make traditionally fermented foods. Thanks to the author and nerrator.

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Good collection

If you have anything to do with fermentation, this book is a must in your collection. I recommend it to anyone who is looking to learn about the science, culture, and health.

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Start fermenting everything in your kitchen!

The author does a great job of breaking down the mysteries of fermentation in a way that anyone can understand, and that will inspire you to start fermenting everything in your kitchen!

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Enjoyed the book

Explains the whys and what's of fermentation without being too technical or mystical. This is a great reference book for beginners. I am enjoying this book.

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Great info on fermentation

Great detailed information about the process and easy to follow recipes. If you have any interest in adding more fermented foods to your diet, I highly recommend buying this cook book.

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Nice book

"I came to find the book fasinating from the start. Great read for the audio book fan."

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Great fermentation resource

Great book for some one starting out with making fermented foods. I found this book very informative and I would recommend this book to anyone interested in learning how to make their own fermented foods.

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Good Audio book !!!

I think it worth the investment, especially when considering the amount of work that must have gone into the writing & research of it all.

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Food Fermentation

The book starts out a bit complicated sounding, but if you hang in there & keep listening, the language simplifies a bit to reveal an impressive amount of information, which becomes more clear the farther along you get.

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Easy to understand recipes

This book is very accessible - easy to listen to and draws you in. The content is rich, and I particularly enjoyed the example recipes he shared across the cultures and time periods described.

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  • 16-06-21

Fermentation for beginners

Loved the content and information of the book. But I would rather have a physical copy. There are too many recipes to remember and while I would list.

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  • Everleigh
  • 16-06-21

It's really about fermentation

You must really be into food fermentation to enjoy this book. Having said that, this is a wonderful and technical book on fermentation. Everything you want to know about it.

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  • Eva
  • 16-06-21

Good educational book for fermentations

I enjoyed the book and the recipes were great for reference when I’m fermenting. However, I do not like when the author does not dictate their own words. It sounds robotic like this. I would recommend the book just the reading is a little dry. Thanks

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  • Elias
  • 15-06-21

Fermentation for everyone

The author truly knows this subject matter, and it is presented eloquently. highly recommend for anyone interested in fermentation.

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  • Isaiah
  • 15-06-21

General knowledge on fermentation

It offers personal views and tips, non-technical explanations of many practical fermentations, as well as lots of encouragement to get out there and try things, and how to do so safely.

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  • Quinn
  • 14-06-21

Kind of ok book

I found it a bit repetitive at times, and I wish the reader would've just stated metric units rather than always tiringly and irritatingly repeating both metric and imperial ones. And personally, I would've enjoyed more science —yet I understand that that wasn't the author's intention or schtick.

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  • Natalia
  • 14-06-21

Modern way of preseving food

Understanding modern/ancient food preservation is a key to our resiliency. This is an excellent accounting of one man’s lifetime of learning about this topic. Enjoyable to listen to and conceive of what is possible.

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  • Nevaeh
  • 14-06-21

Learn fermentation and preserving food

This book is a great beginning point to learn fermentation. If you are going to buy one book as a reference this is the one to get.

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  • Nathan
  • 14-06-21

Good book

This book has become invaluable to my ever-developing relationship with food, fungi, and bacteria !!!

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  • Stanley
  • 14-06-21

Surprised with the facts on fermentation

I am truly surprised by the overwhelming amount of fermented products and options. I am disappointed that reference material is not provided. great listen but without recipes and guidelines, just a lot of talk. unless you are good at taking notes. otherwise a super condensed fast paced explanation of fermentation in all its forms.