I’m talking all about fermentation on today’s Simple Sundays feature – I’ve got my favorite fermentation resources listed for people new to fermenting (that was me a few months ago!), a giveaway for a modern crock over on Instagram, and a few recipes I can’t wait to try.
I became interested in the world of fermenting after I took a sourdough class over the winter and have been obsessed with the health benefits of it ever sense. I avoided fermenting for years because I was totally intimidated by the idea of growing bacteria on my food (and messing it up). After researching what fermentation is and how it works, I started practicing with my own batched of sourdough and sauerkraut. Here are a few resources I’d recommend reading if you are interested in trying out fermenting in your own home:
Online fermentation resources:
- Bon Appetit’s guide to How To Ferment Vegetables
- NPR’s When Food Goes Bad But Stays Good
- Telegraph’s Fermented Foods: Everything You Need To Know For Your Health
- The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz
- Fermented Vegetables by Christopher Shockey & Kirsten K. Shockey
Once you understand how to properly sterilize your kitchen and utensils, the next biggest part is having the patience to wait for it to be ready. Here are a few recipes I’d recommend starting on the next lazy weekend you have:
Interested in trying out fermenting but don’t currently own a crock? I’ve got good news! To make my sauerkraut, I used a Mortier Pilon crock (which the company sent me – thank you, Mortier Pilon!). I love the modern design of it and it made the perfect amount for Wyatt and myself. I am giving a Mortier Pilon crock away over on my instagram so hop on over there if you’d like to try to win one for free!