Choose Fermented Foods for Health and Flavor

Categories: How To
Published on: September 9, 2013

Mother Earth News / Sandor Katz / August/September 2013

Like artisanal cheeses? Surely you’ve enjoyed a hand-crafted wine and a fine loaf of whole-grain bread. Cheese, beer, wine and bread are all fermented foods — as is a range of other foods. Fermentation serves a variety of purposes in food, as people discovered thousands of years ago. One is functional: Fermenting preserves foods. Another purpose is to improve or change food’s flavor. Less obvious, however, is that fermented foods contribute to good health. Following is an article about this age-old technique by Sandor Katz, one of the world’s leading fermentation experts.