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Book – DIY Fermentation: Step-By-Step Guide

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DIY Fermentation: Over 100 Step-By-Step Home Fermentation Recipes

Book by Rockridge Press

What it’s All About

Fermentation is a healthy way to preserve your favorite vegetables, such as cabbage, lettuce, pickles, onions, beets and whatever you might think of. What not many people know is that fermentation is also a great way to preserve fruit. This book offers a concise overview of fermentation basics, and you will learn all about the benefits of this method of food preservation. However, where this book excels is the DIY (do-it-yourself) part of it, as you may have guessed from the title.

Excellent readability and easy to follow instructions

Rockridge Press is a well-established publisher when it comes to cookbooks, and this book provides the perfect explanation for their success. Probably the best part of this helpful home fermentation starter guide is the step-by-step method of explanation. No matter which recipe you decide to give a shot, the instructions are easy to follow. Whether it is a beginner, or an advanced level recipe, it comes complete with detailed instructions. Not only that, but it features step-by-step illustrations which are helpful for everyone, especially those who are only getting started with their DIY fermenting. None of the recipes require expensive kitchen utensils such as electric slicers or blenders. All of the fantastic foods described in here can be made with basic DIY fermentation kittraditional cabbage shredder, vegetable slicer/grater and a crock.

A huge selection of recipes

This excellent DIY fermentation guide offers over a hundred recipes for naturally preserved vegetables and fruits. The recipes range from beginner level dishes, such as simple salads and some of the fermented foods, all the way to the advanced, state of the art level delicacies that will make your mouth water.

Some recipes included in the book

  • sauerkraut (for additional cabbage shredding tips check this article)
  • kimchi
  • pickles
  • kefir
  • yogurt
  • vinegar
  • kombucha
  • hard apple cider
  • and many, many more exciting and delicious recipes (have you ever even heard of fermented garlic carrots? Yum!)

DIY Fermentation troubleshooting guide and excellent Expert Advice

The book offers an easy to use troubleshooting guide, especially helpful for all the beginners out there. When things start to go sour (the pun was simply irresistible), this helpful part will give you quick answers and ready solutions for frequent problems you might encounter while preparing these delicacies. Also included is a treasure of insider knowledge from experienced experts, which will come handy to all DIY fermentation enthusiasts – from beginners to the seasoned practitioners!


This book is a must-have for all DIY enthusiasts out there, whether they are novices or experienced fermenters. It covers the basics of lactic-acid fermentation and all other health-related benefits of this old method of food preservation. However, the abundance and the grouping of recipes in categories is where this book cements itself as an obligatory item on every fermenters bookshelf. The recipes are clear and easy-to-follow, complete with step-by-step illustrations. Finally, the book closes with a bonus chapter that provides a great selection of ways to incorporate your fermented fruits and veggies into your cooked meals!