Food & Dining Book recommendation - pickling, preserves, fermenting

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  1. Lizzie

    Lizzie Well-Known Member

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    Hi Brains Trust ... looking for a recommended Australian book on pickling, preserving and fermenting now that my veges garden is up and running and the orchard is in.

    I've been caught before, buying recipe books etc from the USA and - cripes - they use some really strange ingredients and very few of them fresh ... like ... the Aussie recipe for pumpkin lasagne is Xkg of pumpkin - Xgrams of feta cheese - Xtsp of whatever ... the American version was 1can of pureed pumpkin - 2 wrapped slices of cheese - 1sachet of whatever

    Anyhow - would love some feedback on books you found helpful for a novice - who's limit was wine pickled garlic, sauerkraut and "bread&butter" cucumbers

    xx
     
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    I have this one on Kindle, which is a good intro, though I haven't used it much beyond fermented tomatoes (yet).
    https://www.amazon.com.au/Complete-Idiots-Guide-Fermenting-Foods-ebook/dp/B00AR17ZS2

    Reviews on Goodreads aren't too bad, but less generous than the reviews on Amazon. It is US based however.

    It only costs $3 at the moment, however, being on Kindle, you won't have another book letting around to annoy your family members.
     
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    Why specifically a book? The internet has sooo much information at your fingertips.
     
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    Might be Stockton Island soon - husband is on the anti-erosion crusade and driving me nuts with his lectures ;)
     
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    I'm a book person - I like to have a cookbook open at a page and follow at my own pace, instead of the laptop or phone perched on the bench

    It's a personal thing
     
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    The title is misleading. It claims to be about preserving everything, but I couldn't see anything about preserving sanity, which is a necessity for any member of this site ;-)
     
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