2016 Silver Nautilus Book Award Winner Brew your own kombucha at home! With more than 400 recipes, including 268 unique flavor combinations, you can get exactly the taste you want — for a fraction of the store-bought price. This complete guide, from the proprietors of Kombucha Kamp, shows you how to do it from start to finish, with illustrated step-by-step instructions and troubleshooting tips. The book also includes information on the many health benefits of kombucha, fascinating details of the drink’s history, and recipes for delicious foods and drinks you can make with kombucha (including some irresistible cocktails!). “This is the one go-to resource for all things kombucha.” — Andrew Zimmern, James Beard Award–winning author and host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods
The Kombucha Book includes everything enthusiastic kombucha lovers want to know: the health benefits, history, homebrewing, and cooking with kombucha. The homebrewing section, the real meat of the book, includes a detailed look at the brewing process, from setting up a friendly environment for fermentation to a close appraisal of Continuous Brewing versus Batch Brewing. This section also presents 100 ingredients and 300 combinations for flavoring kombucha.
The Big Book of Kombucha includes everything enthusiastic kombucha lovers want to know about health benefits, history, homebrewing, and cooking with kombucha. The homebrewing section, the real meat of the book, includes a detailed look at the brewing process, from setting up a friendly environment for fermentation to a close appraisal of Continuous Brewing versus Batch Brewing. This section also presents 100 ingredients and 286 combinations for flavoring kombucha.
Author: Emma Christensen
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: 2013-05-14
This accessible home-brew guide for alcoholic and non-alcoholic fermented drinks, from Apartment Therapy: The Kitchn's Emma Christensen, offers a wide range of simple yet enticing recipes for Root Beer, Honey Green Tea Kombucha, Pear Cider, Gluten-Free Sorghum Ale, Blueberry-Lavender Mead, Gin Sake, Plum Wine, and more. You can make naturally fermented sodas, tend batches of kombucha, and brew your own beer in the smallest apartment kitchen with little more equipment than a soup pot, a plastic bucket, and a long-handled spoon. All you need is the know-how. That’s where Emma Christensen comes in, distilling a wide variety of projects—from mead to kefir to sake—to their simplest forms, making the process fun and accessible for homebrewers. All fifty-plus recipes in True Brews stem from the same basic techniques and core equipment, so it’s easy for you to experiment with your favorite flavors and add-ins once you grasp the fundamentals. Covering a tantalizing range of recipes, including Coconut Water Kefir, Root Beer, Honey–Green Tea Kombucha, Pear Cider, Gluten-Free Pale Ale, Chai-Spiced Mead, Cloudy Cherry Sake, and Plum Wine, these fresh beverages make impressive homemade offerings for hostess gifts, happy hours, and thirsty friends alike.
A complete guide to the popular fermented tea shares background scientific and cultural facts as well as recipes and recommendations for its use as a probiotic supplement in foods, cocktails and beauty products. Original. 40,000 first printing.
Author: Stephen Lee
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: 2014-06-03
This guide from the founder of Kombucha Wonder Drink demystifies the process of brewing kombucha at home and offers recipes for using it in infusions, smoothies, cocktails, and more. The Wonder Drink Kombucha—a fizzy, fermented tea-based beverage packed with probiotics, vitamins, and enzymes—has home brewers salivating. And who better to guide you through the brewing process than a tea guru with more than forty years of experience under his belt? Stephen Lee, cofounder of Tazo Tea and Stash Tea, turned his attention to fermented tea and founded Kombucha Wonder Drink in 2001. In Kombucha Revolution, Lee reveals the secrets to brewing the perfect batch of kombucha and caring for your very own SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast). He also shares his favorite recipes—plus contributions from brewers, bartenders, and chefs like “Kombucha Mamma” Hannah Crum and Wildwood’s Dustin Clark—for infusing your brew with fruits, herbs, and spices, and incorporating it into juices, smoothies, sauces, snacks, sweets, and cocktails. With recipes for Lavender–Green Tea Kombucha, Cranberry Bitters Cocktails, Kombucha Vinegar, Green Smoothies, Kombucha Lime Ceviche, and Kombucha Pear Sorbet, mixing this healthful brew into your everyday lifestyle has never been so revolutionary.
The Complete Kombucha Brewing Journal will help you to: Achieve more delicious and consistent kombucha brewing results Quickly record and track each and every ingredient and step used in your brew Easily find and recreate your favorite fermentation two recipes
Saying “Cheers!” Never Felt Better Fermented foods have taken the world by storm, largely due to their health and real food benefits. They help improve digestion, enable us to better assimilate vitamins and minerals, and strengthen the immune system. Of all fermented foods, drinks are some of the most versatile—and tasty! Think kombucha, kefir, and real ginger ale. Many of these items you can buy in the store, but making them at home is simple, economical, and even better for you. With just a few ingredients and materials, you can start brewing your own delicious beverages for your family. Ferment Your Drinks is packed with innovative drink recipes, from healthy homemade sodas to traditional kvass and cider, that you can make in your home kitchen and enjoy all year long! Inside, you’ll learn: --Why to ferment your drinks --The history of fermentation and the value of traditional foods --The benefits of fermented drinks to your health --All the basics: the process, the tools, and how to get started --Five-minute recipes for lassis, fermented lemonade, and more --How to use starters to make kombucha, kefir, root beer, wine, and others again and again --Age-old recipes for kvass, switchel, vinegar, and mead --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 Raise a glass to good health with Ferment Your Drinks!
Author: Stacey Wilson
Publisher: Stacey Wilson
Release Date: 2016-12-29
Welcome to the exciting world of kombucha! — What is kombucha? Where did it come from? Why do people drink it? Is it as healthy as people claim? And how exactly can you make it yourself? Simply Kombucha answers all those questions and more. Just starting out? You will find detailed step-by-step instructions on sourcing your ingredients, setting up and bottling your brew, and a range of easy recipes to give you the confidence to get well under way. Are you an experienced kombucha brewer? You will find a discussion of kombucha’s origins, an up-to-date summary of what the latest scientific research says about kombucha’s benefits as a health tonic, a long list of FAQs and troubleshooting questions, and some more unusual recipes to stretch your kombucha repertoire. This e-book edition has been designed with your e-reading experience in mind. All pictures are simple line-drawings — easy to see on all reader devices, regardless of screen size or color settings. No fuss. No frills. Simply complete. Simply Kombucha.
Author: Dave Line
Release Date: 2004
This is a book for any really enthusiastic and ambitious home brewer - the person who wants to brew high quality, 'true' beers using real hops and grains, rather than by using more easily-handled kits and powdered or liquid malt extracts.
The country’s leading expert on organic food delivers the ultimate guide to the new culinary health movement—feasting on fermented probiotics, from artisanal cheese to kimchi. In his extensive career as a bestselling cookbook author and TV garden-show host, Jeff Cox has always been keenly aware of the microbiology that helps his garden flourish. He has long known that microbes keep our bodies healthy as they ferment food, releasing their nutritional power and creating essential vitamins and enzymes. In The Essential Book of Fermentation, Cox shares a bounty of recipes for nourishing the internal “garden.” Simplifying the art and science of fermentation, Cox offers a primer on the body’s microbial ecosystem, complemented by scrumptious recipes, and easy-to-follow pickling and canning techniques. Basics such as bread and yogurt help readers progress to wine, cheese, and a host of international delicacies, including kim chi and chow chow. Inspiring and innovative, The Essential Book of Fermentation serves up great taste along with great health on every page.
Author: Louise Avery
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Kombucha is a fermented drink (made using tea, sugar, a simple bacteria, and yeast) that is known for its health-giving properties. It is experiencing a resurgence in popularity, along with the trends for home-fermenting, preserving, and enjoying â€˜livingâ€™ foods.Â Louise Avery began brewing kombucha in 2010 as part of a self-sufficient and healthy lifestyle, living on a Scottish Island in the Hebrides, simply because she loved its unique and moreish taste. Now she is one of Londonâ€™s best-connected kombucha producers and the owner of Lois and the Living Teas. Here she reveals her tried-and-tested recipes that use the freshest produce to create truly delicious cold teas.Â Starting with an introduction to kombucha, Louise offers information on the types of tea you can use to flavor your kombucha, the health benefits of drinking it, the essential equipment you will need to brew your own and the dos and don'ts when it comes to selecting other ingredients. Following this, she presents a step-by-step basic process for brewing kombucha, bottling and storing, and controlling the yeast. Recipes are then organized by type of base: Fruit, with recipes for Blood Orangeade, Pear and Ginger, Pomegranate and Lime, a Cranberry Cleanse, and Blueberry Lemonade; Vegetable, including Sour Rhubarb Fizz, Striped Candy Beetroot and Lime, and a Virgin Mary. Next up, Flower has ideas for Hibiscus Kombucha, Rose Petal Tea, Lavender Love, and a Hoppy Pale Ale, while Herb, Spice and Tea is where things heat up with Lemongrass Tea, and two Turmeric Immune Boosters, as well as Jasmine Kombucha, and a Lychee Basil 'Mojito'.Â You'll be spoilt for choice for ways to flavor this health-giving drink.Â
Author: Jennifer McGruther
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: 2014-04-15
A cookbook from the author of the popular website Nourished Kitchen, featuring 175 recipes based on the "traditional foods" philosophy of eating, which emphasizes whole grains, dairy, red meat, organ meats, and fermented foods. The traditional foods movement is a fad-free approach to cooking and eating that emphasizes nutrient-dense, real food, and values quality, environment, and community over the convenience of processed, additive-laden products that are the norm on grocery store shelves. Based on the research of Weston A. Price, who studied the diets of indigenous peoples to understand the relationship between nutrition and health, a traditional foods diet avoids processed ingredients, but allows meat, animal fat, and grains. It embraces cultured dairy, such as kefir and yogurt, that contain beneficial bacteria; fermented foods, such as sauerkraut and kombucha, that are rich in probiotics; and organ meats that are packed with vitamins and minerals. It also celebrates locally grown foods. By choosing ingredients from nearby sources, you create a stronger connection to your food, and have a better understanding what you’re eating and how it was produced. In The Nourished Kitchen, Jennifer McGruther guides you through her traditional foods kitchen and offers more than 160 recipes inspired by the seasons, land, and waters around her. In the morning, fuel up with Eggs Poached in Fiery Tomato Sauce. On a hot summer day, Cucumber Salad with Dill and Kefir is a cooling side dish, and on a chilly fall evening, Barley in Broth with Bacon and Kale offers comfort and warmth. Old-Fashioned Meat Loaf with Gravy makes a hearty family meal, while Chicken in Riesling with Peas can be the centerpiece of an elegant supper. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Maple-Roasted Pears, and quench your thirst with naturally fermented Vanilla Mint Soda. With the benefit of Jennifer’s experience, you can craft a loaf of Whole Wheat and Spelt Sourdough Bread and stock your kitchen with Spiced Sour Pickles with Garlic. The Nourished Kitchen not only teaches how to prepare wholesome, nourishing foods, but also encourages a mindful approach cooking and a celebration of old-world culinary traditions that have sustained healthy people for millennia. Whether you’re already a practitioner of the traditional foods lifestyle or simply trying to incorporate more natural, highly nutritious foods into your routine, you will find plenty to savor in The Nourished Kitchen.
Author: Klaus Kaufmann
Publisher: Book Publishing Company
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
The fermented tea known as kombucha (kom-boo-cha) has been hailed as a cure-all in many parts of the world. Kombucha's popularity in North America is surging because of its great taste and contributions to wellness. Holistic health consultant Klaus Kaufmann discusses kombucha's historical and modern uses and its numerous health benefits, which include its ability to aid digestion, eliminate toxins, support the immune system, and boost energy. He also provides clear, step-by-step instructions and troubleshooting tips for making kombucha tea at home using a fermentation process that converts it into beneficial enzymes, acids, and vitamins. This completely revised and updated edition includes the latest information on current brews and fermenting techniques. Follow the insights and practical advice contained in this guide, and you'll discover everything you need to know to start enjoying this delicious, naturally tangy fermented beverage.