Want to know how to make naturally fermented, homemade sauerkraut, but are intimidated by the process? How about homemade honey mead or hard apple cider?
In a new cookbook written by one of my Real Food Lovin’ Friends, Alex Lewin, you’ll learn how to soothe tummy aches with homemade ginger ale. You’ll easily dish up an authentic, real, corned beef for New Year’s dinner. And, you’ll finally take the fear out fermentation.
The book, Real Food Fermentation: Preserving Whole Fresh Food with Live Cultures in Your Home Kitchen, is page after page of beautiful, full color photographs detailing step-by-step instructions for all these fermentation basics.
And this week, I’m giving away a copy to one of you lucky readers!
Meet Alex Lewin
I met Alex over a year ago when I attended my first Wise Traditions conference. At this year’s conference in Santa Clara, I saw him again and enjoyed quite a few excellent meals by his side engaging in thought-provoking and often funny conversations.
We talked about food politics, what it’s like for him to live on both coasts (he has homes in both Boston and San Francisco), how to live life beautifully and intentionally, and even delved into some minor discussions on philosophy and religion.
Alex is a graduate of the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition — a professionally trained chef and a nutritionist, what a combination!
(I should say he does neither of these full-time since he also indulges in another lucrative passion as a software engineer/techie working for companies like Justin.tv)
But he does use his training to teach fermentation classes and workshops, and to contribute to his management of the Boston Public Market Association where he serves as Vice President working to create a year-round indoor market selling local food.
Alex also blogs at Feed Me Like You Mean It.
What You’ll Win
As interesting a man as Alex is, you just know he’d craft such a stunning, appealing, and excellent book!
Each recipe comes with full color photo tutorials to walk you through each step. It completely takes the guesswork out of fermentation, making it all seem accessible and fun.
Besides, check out those hands! (Can I confess my secret passion for pictures and drawings of the human hand?) Thankfully, real fermentation is a hands-on craft, almost as earthy and sensuous as gardening.
You’ll also learn 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 individual taste.
This week, I’m giving away a printed copy of this book to one of you lucky readers!
How To Enter
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Please note: The first and ONLY mandatory way to enter this giveaway requires that you not only click on the link to go check out a few reader reviews of the book, but also that you come back here to THIS POST and leave a comment telling me why you’re excited about this book!
The giveaway ends on Christmas Day, December 25th, 2012 at midnight CST.