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Great Reads

 

Great Reads | Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Back to the Cultures for Health Holiday Gift Guide 

 

Give the gift of knowledge! Whether someone has been culturing for years or is just starting out, there's always room for learning and exploring new projects and recipes.

 

Explore the following topics:

Homebrewing and Winemaking | Culturing | FermentationBody Care Products | Sourdough | Cheese

 

 
 
 

Homebrewing and Winemaking

It never hurts to have a little guidance in homebrewing and winemaking adventures. These books provide comprehensive guides for both beginners and experienced fermenters.

 
 
 
 
             
   Brewing Made Easy        Sustainable Homebrewing  
             
  BREWING MADE EASY       SUSTAINABLE HOMEBREWING  
             
  Outlines all the basics a beginning brewer needs to know to start brewing with confidence!       A comprehensive guide for homebrewers of all levels on how to brew sustainably.  
             
   Cider        From Vines to Wines  
             
  CIDER       FROM VINES TO WINES  
             
  A comprehensive guide to brewing cider at home, this book is a valuable resource for both homebrewers and apple lovers!       Learn every step of the winemaking process from planting and growing grapes to crafting an exquisite wine.  

 

 
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Culturing 

These books provide guidance on how to incorporate cultured foods into your life with dozens of recipes and fundamentals.

 
 
 
 
             
   Cultured Food Life    Superfoods for Life, Cultured and Fermented Beverages    Kombucha Rediscovered  
             
  CULTURED FOOD LIFE   SUPERFOODS FOR LIFE, CULTURED AND FERMENTED BEVERAGES   KOMBUCHA REDISCOVERED  
             
  A beautiful guide to how to make and use Kefir, Kombucha, Cultured Vegetables, Sourdough and Sprouted Flour.   75 delicious recipes using cultured and fermented beverages.   Assortment of advice and trivia, historical information, and personal anecdotes.  

 

 
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Fermentation 

 
 
 
 
             
   Making Sauerkraut and Pickled Vegetables at Home    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fermenting Foods    Wild Fermentation  
             
   MAKING SAUERKRAUT AND PICKLED VEGETABLES AT HOME    THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO FERMENTING FOODS   WILD FERMENTATION  
             
  Step-by-step recipes guide the modern reader through centuries-old methods.   Includes over 100 delicious recipes for all types of culturing and fermentation projects.   A comprehensive recipe book of naturally fermented and live-culture cuisine.  
 
 
  Real Food Fermentation   The Art of Fermentation  
         
  REAL FOOD FERMENTATION   THE ART OF FERMENTATION  
         
  Preserve your favorite foods through every season with Real Food Fermentation.   An in-depth exploration of essential concepts and processes from around the world.  
 
 
 
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Body Care Products

 Learn to make a variety of products at home using all-natural ingredients! More books on DIY Body Care are available here!

 
 
 
 
             
  The Herbal Home Remedy Book   The Essential Oils Book   The Herbal Home Spa  
             
  THE HERBAL HOME REMEDY BOOK   THE ESSENTIAL OILS BOOK   THE HERBAL HOME SPA  
             
  Guide to gathering, drying, storing, and blending 25 common herbs.   Learn more about using essential oils every day!   Naturally refreshing wraps, rubs, lotions, masks, oils, and scrubs.  
 
 
 
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Sourdough

Several members of the Cultures for Health team can vouch that sourdough is a particularly forgiving and versatile culture. These books will help you learn to grow and care for a sourdough starter plus how to incorporate it into baking.

 
 
 
 
             
  Baking With Sourdough       The Art of Gluten-free Sourdough Baking  
             
  BAKING WITH SOURDOUGH        THE ART OF GLUTEN-FREE SOURDOUGH BAKING  
             
  Includes information about working with sourdough as well as 21 recipes.       26 recipes for gluten-free sourdough breads, muffins, pancakes, and pizza!  
             
  100% Rye Cookbook       Wild Bread  
             
  100% RYE SOURDOUGH COOKBOOK       WILD BREAD  
             
  Fermented rye breads and treats. Wheat free, sourdough, honey-sweetened, traditional fats.       One of the best sourdough cookbooks available. Learn how to make delicious homemade sourdough artisan breads.  
 
 
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Cheese

 From simple to artisan cheeses, we have the books you and your friends need to learn to make cheese at home. Check out our entire collection of cheesemaking books for even more inspiration! 

 
 
 
 
             
   Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking    One Hour Cheese    Home Cheesemaking  
             
  MASTERING ARTISAN CHEESEMAKING   ONE HOUR CHEESE   HOME CHEESE MAKING  
             
  The ultimate guide for home-scale and market producers.   Ricotta, Mozzarella, Chèvre, Paneer--Even Burrata. Fresh and Simple Cheeses You Can Make in an Hour or Less!   Includes 75 cheese recipes and 25 other dairy recipes. A must have for cheesemakers!  
             
 
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