People everywhere are rejecting industrial food to produce their own—and fermentation is at the zenith of this movement. It is slow food at its slowest; optimizes nutritional health; and confers unique flavors and textures. This mouthwatering survey presents a world of recipes for fermented foods and beverages to make at home, from bread and beer to ketchup, kombucha, and kimchi. Featuring tantalizing photography and tips from the pros, this book is the ultimate resource for everyone from the newbie to the seasoned fermentation enthusiast.
Eric Childs started Kombucha Brooklyn in his Williamsburg apartment in 2007. After sharing his home brew with friends, he was overwhelmed with requests for more, and soon the Kombuchman was born. Today he is CEO of East Coast Cultures LLC, parent company of Kombucha Brooklyn, which develops its home brew kits and liquid alchemy in the legendary Pfizer building in Brooklyn, NY.
Jessica Childs is a published molecular biologist, holding a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from Bard College and a Chef’s Training Certificate from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City. Eric invited Jessica, a fellow fermentation junkie, to help him bottle his kombucha home brew, and from the get-go her experience with fermentation and knowledge of microbiology and healthful culinary traditions fueled the growth of Kombucha Brooklyn and now East Coast Cultures LLC.