People have been fermenting vegetables, fruits, dairy products and ales for thousands of years. Japanese cuisine features fermented pickles, miso and tempeh, which are both made using fermented soy beans. In South Korea, live cultured cabbage, or kimchi, is a dietary staple and is now common outside of Korea. Sourdough bread, made from naturally fermented dough is eaten across the world.
Creative chef, teacher and health-food expert Dunja Gulin presents over 60 tantalizing ways to introduce fermented foods to your everyday diet. Start the day with Banana and Blueberry Kefir Muffins or Comforting Cacao Oatmeal. Lunch & Dinner ideas include Probiotic Gazpacho and Egyptian-inspired Rice and Lentil Stew.
You'll find globally-inspired recipes in the Side Salads & Snacks section, from a Scandinavian Chanterelle Salad to Tender Spring Rolls with Fermented Onion.In the Breads & Pancakes section, Dunja presents delicious recipes for Red Lentil Dosas and Pesto Focaccia, among others. The Probiotic Drinks section includes health-boosting concoctions like Coconut Kefir Smoothie, while Something Sweet provides delightfully tempting recipes, such as Sweet Cinnamon & Yogurt Scones.