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The Fermented Man

The Fermented Man
A Year on the Frontlines of a Food Revolution
Derek Dellinger
Price: £
9.99
  • Paperback
Published: 
17 May 2018
ISBN: 
9780715652749
Pages: 
288
Genre: 
  • Food & Drink
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The remarkable experiment in the latest food trend: eating only fermented foods.

On a cold new year’s day, homebrewer and writer Derek Dellinger began a journey that changed everything he thought he knew about fermented food and drink. For a whole year, he only consumed products created by microbes and became the living embodiment of its cultural and nutritional power: the Fermented Man.

In this highly entertaining book, Dellinger describes his year spent on this unorthodox diet, revealing the science of fermentation, its cultural history, culinary value and nutritional impact. He explains how fermentation occurs in the unlikeliest of foods and many unique delicacies, exploring the world of fermentation from foraging for living bacteria in supermarkets to an epic quest to Iceland for rotten shark meat. Along the way, he uncovers a wealth of forgotten, complex and surprisingly flavourful foods. With recipes for those eager to jump from page to kitchen, The Fermented Man is an adventure story, culinary history and science project all in one.

Reviews

‘Explains the wide range of fermented foods, the role flavour plays, health benefits, and the basic processes, and he includes a few recipes’ Kirkus

‘An engaging writing style and keen sense of humour… with a Hemingwayesque sense of personal adventure’ Chronogram

‘Through his eyes and gut we get a unique invitation to taste a surprising array of foods as alive as our own bodies… Let this delicious state of affairs expand your mind – and what you eat’ David Montgomery and Anne Biklé, authors of The Hidden Half of Nature

‘An immersive look into this burgeoning food trend… Dellinger writes with authority, wit and purpose’ All About Beer

‘Dellinger’s task was fun, doable – and healthy! A very enjoyable read’ Sally Fallon Morell, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation

Derek Dellinger

About Derek Dellinger

Derek Dellinger is a writer, brewer,and fermentation enthusiast. He is the Brewmaster at Kent Falls Brewing Company in America and writes about home-brewing, fermentation, food,and beer for numerous publications, including his blog and www.bearflavored.com

The Fermented Man

The Fermented Man
A Year on the Frontlines of the Food Revolution
Derek Dellinger
Price: £
13.99
  • Paperback
Published: 
6 Apr 2017
ISBN: 
9780715651681
Pages: 
288
Genre: 
  • Food & Drink
Available from:

One man’s insightful experiment in the latest food trend, living for one year on nothing but fermented foods

Homebrewer and writer Derek Dellinger began a journey that would change nearly everything he thought he knew about fermented food and drink, and as a beer expert he knew a great deal. For an entire year, Dellinger would eat or drink only microbe- made foods. Exploring the vast world of fermentation, he became the living embodiment of its cultural and nutritional power, transforming himself into the Fermented Man.

 In this entertaining and informative narrative, Dellinger catalogues his year spent on this unorthodox diet, revealing insights about the science of fermentation, its cultural history, culinary value and nutritional impact along the way. He goes beyond old favourites like yogurt and sauerkraut to show us how fermentation occurs in a wide range of foods we might never have expected, and is at the root of many unique delicacies around the world. From sampling mucous-green Century Eggs in Chinatown, to a winter quest to Iceland for rotten shark meat, he investigates a realm of forgotten foods that is endlessly complex and surprisingly flavourful. And despite our collective aversion to bacteria, Dellinger’s experience and research reveals that it is these same microbes that may hold the key to a healthy diet.

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Reviews

‘Explains the wide range of fermented foods, the role flavour plays, health benefits, and the basic processes, and he includes a few recipes’ Kirkus

‘An engaging writing style and keen sense of humour… with a Hemingwayesque sense of personal adventure’ Chronogram

‘Through his eyes and gut we get a unique invitation to taste a surprising array of foods as alive as our own bodies… Let this delicious state of affairs expand your mind – and what you eat’ David Montgomery and Anne Biklé, authors of The Hidden Half of Nature

‘An immersive look into this burgeoning food trend… Dellinger writes with authority, wit and purpose’ All About Beer

‘Dellinger’s task was fun, doable – and healthy! A very enjoyable read’ Sally Fallon Morell, President of the Weston A. Price Foundation


 
 

Derek Dellinger

About Derek Dellinger

Derek Dellinger is a writer, brewer,and fermentation enthusiast. He is the Brewmaster at Kent Falls Brewing Company in America and writes about home-brewing, fermentation, food,and beer for numerous publications, including his blog and www.bearflavored.com