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Wildcrafted Fermentation: Exploring, Transforming, and Preserving the Wild Flavors of Your Local Terroir Contributor(s): Baudar, Pascal (Author)

Wildcrafted Fermentation: Exploring, Transforming, and Preserving the Wild Flavors of Your Local Terroir Contributor(s): Baudar, Pascal (Author)

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Wildcrafted Fermentation: Exploring, Transforming, and Preserving the Wild Flavors of Your Local Terroir
Contributor(s): Baudar, Pascal (Author)

ISBN: 1603588515    EAN: 9781603588515
US SRP: $29.95 US 
Binding: Paperback
Pub Date: March 12, 2020
Physical Info: 0.6" H x 9.9" L x 6.9" W (1.5 lbs) 304 pages

"Every landscape, every ecosystem is unique, yet many common edible plants are widely distributed throughout North America and in other regions of the world. In fact, some non-native plants have become so successful that they are considered invasives, or even 'noxious weeds.' Wouldn't it be better to harvest the seasonal bounty and ferment these plants rather than trying to control them with herbicides? In [this book, the author] provides all the basic information one needs to make creative ferments at home. From simple wild sauerkrauts and kimchis, to hot sauces, savory pastes, plant-based cheeses, dehydrated spice blends, and much more, [the author] includes over 100 easy recipes that will inspire even the most jaded palate"--Provided by publisher.

"I am in awe of this book"―Sandor Katz, author of The Art of Fermentation

Wild krauts and kimchis, fermented forest brews, seawater brines, plant-based cheeses, and more with over 100 easy-to-follow recipes!

Featured in The Independent's (UK) "7 Best Fermentation Books of 2020"

One of the most influential tastemakers of our time invites you on an extraordinary culinary journey into the lacto-fermentation universe of common wild edibles. Used for thousands of years by different cultures all around the world, lacto-fermentation is the easiest, safest, and most delicious way to preserve food. And nature provides all the necessary ingredients: plants, salt, and the beneficial lactic acid bacteria found everywhere.

In Wildcrafted Fermentation, Pascal Baudar describes in detail and through step-by-step color photos how to create rich flavorful ferments:

  • At home
  • From the wild plants in your local landscape
  • From the cultivated plants in your garden

From sauerkrauts and kimchis to savory pastes, hot sauces, and dehydrated spice blends, Baudar includes more than 100 easy-to-follow, plant-based recipes to inspire even the most jaded palate. The step-by-step photos illustrate foraging, preparation, and fermentation techniques for both wild and cultivated plants that will change your relationship with the edible landscape and give you the confidence to succeed like a pro.

So much more than a cookbook, Wildcrafted Fermentation offers a deeply rewarding way to reconnect with nature through the greens, stems, roots, berries, fruits, and seeds of your local terroir. Adventurous and creative, this cookbook will help you rewild your probiotic palate and "create a cuisine unique to you and your environment."

Pascal Baudar is the author of three previous books: Wildcrafted Fermentation (2020), The Wildcrafting Brewer (2018), and The New Wildcrafted Cuisine (2016). A self-described "culinary alchemist," he leads classes in traditional food preservation techniques. Through his business, Urban Outdoor Skills, he has introduced thousands of home cooks, celebrity chefs, and foodies to the flavors offered by their wild landscapes. In 2014, Baudar was named one of the most influential local tastemakers by Los Angeles Magazine.

"Pascal Baudar is a culinary visionary who is also excellent at clearly explaining his ideas and methods to make them accessible. I am in awe of this book as well as his two earlier ones. Get ready to be inspired."--Sandor Ellix Katz, author of Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation

"Wildcrafted Fermentationis an amazing, passion-based work! Looking outside at the snow-covered ground, I'm more eager than ever for the return of musk mustards, lamb's quarters, and other wild plants to add to ferments. And I especially appreciate the use of the Latin names for plants and the cheerful and repeated reassurances that nothing can go wrong--just what a nervous fermenter wants to hear. This is a stunning book."--Deborah Madison, author of vegetable LiteracyandThe New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

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