Real Food Fermentation Blog Tour and Book Giveaway (plus a recipe!)

I am so excited!!! I have been wanting this book for a while and now I get the chance to GIVE 2 OF THEM AWAY to lucky readers!

This giveaway is a part of a Blog Tour – meaning that today you are visiting my blog and tomorrow you’ll want to head on over to www.HomeMadeMommy.net for her post and giveaway. The next day there will be another blog…and so on!

Now, don’t forget to read through to the bottom and then enter via the Rafflecopter for your chance to WIN one of 2 Real Food Fermentation books that I am giving away! PLUS, if you have questions for Alex, leave them in the comments below as he will be checking here and answering them personally. Isn’t that cool?

 

Check out what you’ll learn: 

—All the basics: the process, the tools, and how to get started

—A guide to choosing the right ingredients

—Sauerkraut and beyond—how to ferment vegetables, including slaw-style, pickles, and kimchi

—How to ferment dairy into yogurt, kefir, crème fraîche, and butter

—How to ferment fruits, from lemons to tomatoes, and how to serve them

—How to ferment your own beverages, including mead, kombucha, vinegar, and ginger ale

—A primer on fermented meat, fish, soy, bread, and more

—Everything you need to know about why the recipes work, why they are safe, what to do if they go wrong, and how to modify them to suit your taste

Alex Lewin has written a fabulous book on fermentation. This has been one area where I have been a little hesitant to venture into. Fermentation, at first glance, seems to be complicated, easy to mess up and time-consuming. Anything that seems overwhelming or that needs a lot of steps totally turns me off.

But, the way that Alex presents fermentation in his book makes me want to start fermenting everything! The pictures are gorgeous, his instructions are simple and straight-forward and he takes the guessing game out of the process. This book is EXACTLY what I needed to begin the venture into fermentation.

When I think of fermentation, my mind automatically goes to sauerkraut, right? There are actually lots of things that can be fermented. And fermentation can help make food more nutritious and digestible. It helps to make the minerals more available for our body to effectively use and absorb.

AND, Alex was kind enough to give us a sneak peek at one of the recipes! Check out his Fermented Carolina-Style Slaw (to the right) and instructions on how to make it below!

 

Now, doesn’t that make you want to start fermenting??? I thought so! Let me help you out – get entered to win one of 2 Real Food Fermentation Books below! And don’t forget to head over to www.HomeMadeMommy.net tomorrow!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

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119 comments
eksummit
eksummit

I'm excited to see how they ferment dairy into butter!

eksummit
eksummit

I'm excited to see how they ferment dairy into butter!

Creativemommy6
Creativemommy6

I would love to know how to make Creme Fraiche! I make Kefir now and have made saurekraut but haven't expanded much beyond that in the world of fermentation. The pictures in this book are glorious! Being a visual learner I can't do without pictures to entice me to making recipes:)

Creativemommy6
Creativemommy6

I would love to know how to make Creme Fraiche! I make Kefir now and have made saurekraut but haven't expanded much beyond that in the world of fermentation. The pictures in this book are glorious! Being a visual learner I can't do without pictures to entice me to making recipes:)

SuperGrover83
SuperGrover83

I'd be most interested to learn about the process of fermenting foods!  I love saurkraut and pickled foods, so it would be neat to know how it's done!  Thanks for the giveaway! :)

SuperGrover83
SuperGrover83

I'd be most interested to learn about the process of fermenting foods!  I love saurkraut and pickled foods, so it would be neat to know how it's done!  Thanks for the giveaway! :)

ldibacco
ldibacco

Love, love, love sauerkraut more than any gal really should! 

ldibacco
ldibacco

Love, love, love sauerkraut more than any gal really should!

etotschinger
etotschinger

I would like to make Kefir.  It is so expensive in the store.  I checked out books from the library but never followed through.

etotschinger
etotschinger

I would like to make Kefir.  It is so expensive in the store.  I checked out books from the library but never followed through.

DarleneW
DarleneW

We love pickles and was recently talking about making our own. I would love to have this.

DarleneW
DarleneW

We love pickles and was recently talking about making our own. I would love to have this.

kec07d
kec07d

I'm interested in the pickles!

kec07d
kec07d

I'm interested in the pickles!

auntietina21
auntietina21

I would love to make homemade kimchi. My boyfriend misses the variety he used to be able to get when he lived on Oahu.

auntietina21
auntietina21

I would love to make homemade kimchi. My boyfriend misses the variety he used to be able to get when he lived on Oahu.

1secretmommy1
1secretmommy1

My husband loves corn beef so that would be the first thing i would try. 

1secretmommy1
1secretmommy1

My husband loves corn beef so that would be the first thing i would try.

plainoldsarah1
plainoldsarah1

i love pickles and would love to learn to make my own.

plainoldsarah1
plainoldsarah1

i love pickles and would love to learn to make my own.

JalynnPatterson
JalynnPatterson

My husband and boys LOVE sauerkraut so this would probably be the first thing I tried.

 

Blessings,

Jalynn

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JalynnPatterson
JalynnPatterson

My husband and boys LOVE sauerkraut so this would probably be the first thing I tried.   Blessings, Jalynn pattersonmom24@aol.com

Andrea Reaves
Andrea Reaves

Would love to learn how to make sauerkraut and kimchi for my husband 

Andrea Reaves
Andrea Reaves

Would love to learn how to make sauerkraut and kimchi for my husband

HeatherCrapsey
HeatherCrapsey

I really want to learn how to make kimchi, pickles, and cream fraiche! Honestly all of it sounds good, ever since I was introduced to korean food I have been way more open to fermented stuff. 

HeatherCrapsey
HeatherCrapsey

I really want to learn how to make kimchi, pickles, and cream fraiche! Honestly all of it sounds good, ever since I was introduced to korean food I have been way more open to fermented stuff.

Kristie D
Kristie D

I would like to try the yogurt or corned beef. Yum yum!! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com  Thank you. 

Kristie D
Kristie D

I would like to try the yogurt or corned beef. Yum yum!! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com  Thank you.

shullen
shullen

I've heard of kombucha before but never made it.  This would be something I would love to learn how to make and am eager to get the recipe for!  

shullen
shullen

I've heard of kombucha before but never made it.  This would be something I would love to learn how to make and am eager to get the recipe for!

Nonnahs
Nonnahs

I want to make the pico de gallo!

Nonnahs
Nonnahs

I want to make the pico de gallo!

AngelaAnthony
AngelaAnthony

My sister-in-law has been fermenting for a few months already. I'd love to start and this would be great in helping me.

AngelaAnthony
AngelaAnthony

My sister-in-law has been fermenting for a few months already. I'd love to start and this would be great in helping me.

batgirlsuz
batgirlsuz

I am looking forward to the sauerkraut recipe. 

batgirlsuz
batgirlsuz

I am looking forward to the sauerkraut recipe.

nlynnhunter13
nlynnhunter13

I'm most excited about just learning to make fermented foods! Have been hearing a lot about them lately!

nlynnhunter13
nlynnhunter13

I'm most excited about just learning to make fermented foods! Have been hearing a lot about them lately!

rssloneker
rssloneker

I want to learn the fermented meat recipes and my husband wants to learn to make beer. We just bought an Amish farm and our mouths are watering over all the wonderful foods we are going to be able to grow and prepare.

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