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Best Fermentation Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Fermentation books.

Fermented Vegetables: Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64 Vegetables & Herbs in Krauts, Kimchis, Brined Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes & Pastes (2014)

 Best Fermentation Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfEven beginners can make their own fermented foods! This easy-to-follow comprehensive guide presents more than 120 recipes for fermenting 64 different vegetables and herbs. Learn the basics of making kimchi, sauerkraut, and pickles, and then refine your technique as you expand your repertoire to include curried golden beets, pickled green coriander, and carrot kraut.
Author(s): Christopher Shockey, Kirsten K. Shockey

Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods, 2nd Edition (2016)

 Best Fermentation Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe Book That Started the Fermentation Revolution Sandor Ellix Katz, winner of a James Beard Award and New York Times bestselling author, whom Michael Pollan calls the “Johnny Appleseed of Fermentation” returns to the iconic book that started it all, but with a fresh perspective, renewed enthusiasm, and expanded wisdom from his travels around the world. This self-described fermentation revivalist is perhaps best known simply as Sandorkraut, which describes his joyful and demystifying approach to…
Author(s): Sandor Ellix Katz, Fallon Morell, Sally

Fermentation Revolution: 70 Easy Recipes for Sauerkraut, Kombucha, Kimchi and More (2018)

 Best Fermentation Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfEverything you need to know about fermentation to start a little revolution in your pantry! Fermentation is one of the hottest kitchen trends of the past two years, and for good reason – fermentation allows us to transform the ordinary to the extraordinary (think: delicious pickles, olives, and ginger beer).
Author(s): Sebastien Bureau, David Cote

Fermentation Made Easy! Mouthwatering Sauerkraut: Master an Ancient Art of Preservation, Grow Your Own Probiotics, and Supercharge Your Gut Health (2019)

 Best Fermentation Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfTake the Guesswork out of Making SauerkrautIf you’re new to making sauerkraut or if your previous fermentation attempts were noxious smelling or had strange things growing on them, this step-by-step guide is for you.
Author(s): Holly Howe

DIY Fermentation: Over 100 Step-By-Step Home Fermentation Recipes (2015)

 Best Fermentation Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfFermentation has given us some of the food world’s most treasured delights, and with DIY Fermentation, making delicious probiotic foods in your own kitchen has never been easier.
Author(s): Rockridge Press

Real Food Fermentation: Preserving Whole Fresh Food with Live Cultures in Your Home Kitchen (2012)

 Best Fermentation Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfPreserve your favorite foods through every season with Real Food Fermentation. Control your own ingredients, techniques, and additives. Learn a practical food-preparation skill you’ll use again and again.
Author(s): Alex Lewin

Fiery Ferments: 70 Stimulating Recipes for Hot Sauces, Spicy Chutneys, Kimchis with Kick, and Other Blazing Fermented Condiments (2017)

 Best Fermentation Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe authors of the best-selling Fermented Vegetables are back, and this time they’ve brought the heat with them. Whet your appetite with more than 60 recipes for hot sauces, mustards, pickles, chutneys, relishes, and kimchis from around the globe.
Author(s): Kirsten K. Shockey , Christopher Shockey , et al.

Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods (2003)

 Best Fermentation Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfBread. Cheese. Wine. Beer. Coffee. Chocolate. Most people consume fermented foods and drinks every day. For thousands of years, humans have enjoyed the distinctive flavors and nutrition resulting from the transformative power of microscopic bacteria and fungi. Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods is the first cookbook to widely explore the culinary magic of fermentation.
Author(s): Sandor Ellix Katz, Sally Fallon

The Science of Cooking: A Quick Immersion (2019)

 Best Fermentation Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf“An incisive and well-documented book that provides an entrance into the world of cuisine as seen through the prism of science.” “This book of Professor Mans is an excellent description of some of the science that is important for cooking, told as science, but through the eyes of a chef.” In recent years, new products, new techniques and new cooking styles have entered the market with force. And, at the same time, interest has grown in the relationship between nutrition, health and gastronomy.
Author(s): Claudi Mans

Home Fermentation: A Starter Guide (2015)

 Best Fermentation Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfYour No-Fuss Beginner’s Guide to Preparing Fermented FoodsGet the most from your meals with probiotic-packed fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, and kefir.With Home Fermentation, you’ll prepare these popular ferments in your own kitchen―no fancy equipment or expensive ingredients required.Your practical primer to fermenting foods, Home Fermentation takes you step-by-step through the process of fermenting a…
Author(s): Katherine Green

Fermentation for Beginners: Delicious Fermented Vegetable Recipes for Better Digestion and Health (2017)

 Best Fermentation Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfDelicious Fermented Vegetable RecipesIf you’re wondering why ferment vegetables, the answer is simple – better health from head to toe. Eating fermented vegetables can help with weight loss, better gut health, easier digestion, and improved mood. One of the most important ingredients in fermented vegetables are probiotics. These probiotics plant beneficial bacteria into your digestive system and keep everything balanced internally.
Author(s): Savannah Gibbs

The Wildcrafting Brewer: Creating Unique Drinks and Boozy Concoctions from Nature’s Ingredients (2018)

 Best Fermentation Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfPrimitive beers, country wines, herbal meads, natural sodas, and more The art of brewing doesn’t stop at the usual ingredients: barley, hops, yeast, and water. In fact, the origins of brewing involve a whole galaxy of wild and cultivated plants, fruits, berries, and other natural materials, which were once used to make a whole spectrum of creative, fermented drinks.
Author(s): Pascal Baudar

Fermentation for Beginners: The Step-by-Step Guide to Fermentation and Probiotic Foods (2013)

 Best Fermentation Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfMaster the age-old art of fermentation from home with Fermentation for Beginners. Fermented foods are a delicious and rich source of nourishment. However, many beginners are skittish about starting the process of fermentation for the first time. With straightforward guides, delicious recipes, and step-by-step instructions, Fermentation for Beginners takes the stress out of at-home fermentation.
Author(s): Drakes Press

Best Fermentation Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some fermentation books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Koji Alchemy: Rediscovering the Magic of Mold-Based Fermentation (Soy Sauce, Miso, Sake, Mirin, Amazake, Charcuterie)

Author(s): Jeremy Umansky; Rich Shih
ID: 2942031, Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 125 Mb, Format: epub

Wildcrafted Fermentation: Exploring, Transforming, and Preserving the Wild Flavors of Your Local Terroir

Author(s): Pascal Baudar
ID: 2965277, Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 74 Mb, Format: epub

Food, Fermentation, and Micro-organisms

Author(s): Charles W. Bamforth, David J. Cook
ID: 2350677, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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