Resources for Fermenting Foods

resources for fermenting foods

I am very much a fermenting newbie, and so I am relying on many of my bloggers friends to help me learn!

Today I spent a couple of hours before lunch preparing both water kefir and kombucha, as well as vegetables to set aside and ferment for a couple/few weeks. Pictured above is sauerkraut (my first batch did wonderfully, so I’m excited to make more), fermented carrots, red onions, and a jar of cabbage, carrots, onion, and garlic. The latter three I’ve never made before, so I can’t wait to see how they/if they turn out.

{check out the Benefits of Fermenting if you’re wondering why in the world we would do such a thing.}

And you’ll probably also notice that I’m fermenting them in mason jars, which many people are starting to say is not the most correct way to do it. Pickl-It jars and fermenting crocks are all the rage now, but I do not currently have the funds to purchase them, so I’m using what I have.

The following are some of the resources I’ve been using:

1. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fermenting Foods by Wardeh Harmon

This book discusses the wonderful health benefits of live-culture foods and the techniques for preparing them. It also includes over 100 delicious recipes for all types of fermentations. I like this book because it’s simple to read and gives plenty of ‘how-tos’ and tons of different recipes. Her blog GNOWFGLINS is also a fantastic resource and she teaches classes on fermenting as well as sourdough preparation.

2. Nourished Kitchen, a blog by Jenny McGruther

This blog has a great list of fermented foods recipes (as well as other traditional foods recipes).

3. Feed Me Like You Mean It, a blog by Alex Lewin

I met Alex at Wise Tradition a few years ago, and his blog is a great resource for learning the ins and outs of fermenting. He recently released a book, Real Food Fermentation, which I’m sure is fabulous, though I have not yet read it.

4. Delicious Obsessions, a blog by Jessica

She posts a lot about fermenting foods and has a ton of recipes I would love to try! She has also recently switched over to the Pickl-It system, so she has updated recipes for using those jars as well.

5. Cultures for Health

This company offers starts of all kinds as well as supplies needed for fermenting. I also love getting their newsletter as it’s filled with good info, sales, and recipes for fermenting.

6. Cooking Traditional Foods, a blog by KerryAnn

Another great blog with lots of recipes. She also did an in-depth series last year about fermentation and the best ways to go about it.

I’m sure there are plenty of other resources, so if you know of a great blog or book that helps people on their journey to fermenting their own foods, please let me know in the comments and I’ll add them in.

Check out this month\'s sponsor, Natural Fertility Shop. They are 100% focused on helping you during your journey towards parenthood and have expert staff and knowledgeable customer service here to help you every step of the way.

All images and content are protected under US copyright laws, please do not copy and paste.

Links in the post above may be affiliate or referral links - meaning that through a sale I may be given monetary benefit. I blog with integrity and only endorse companies and products I love.

I am not a doctor and don\'t pretend to be one. Use everything you read only to inspire you to do your own research and be an advocate for your own health. Please read my disclaimer in full.

About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.

Comments

  1. This website sells air tight lids for anaerobic lacto-fermentation. Much more affordable than pickl-it and fits any wide mouth mason jar.
    http://www.cookinggodsway.com/eshop/lacto-fermentation-air-lock-kit/#sthash.JrVqPzXC.dpbs