Sunday, October 21, 2012
The Mini Farming Guide to Fermenting by Brett L. Markham
Winemaking, beer brewing, how to make vinegar - and even has no-knead artisan bread in it! (my Dad showed me this method, it's punk too).
I always need more than a recipe - this explains how it works, so you can experiment at your own whim - and know what it is that you're doing. He has a chemistry background, but just keeps you on a "need to know basis".
Requested this book at my local library - and of course I tried to scan in all sorts of bits before realizing it's cheap as chips as a Kindle edition - right now I want a copy of the bread, and wine sections - but all sections in time. (Like vinegar making!) Right now my plums are growing on the trees, and I want to be ready for them properly this year. But the bread section is also brilliant. Simple to understand, very well put together. This is a great book.