"The perfect capsule guide to the hows and whys of fermentation. Mark Diacono is an excellent teacher." – Diana Henry
From Scratch: Ferment is the no-nonsense guide to fermenting at home.
From homemade kimchi to kombucha, shrub cocktails, and making your own pickles, award-winning food writer Mark Diacono tells the story of fermentation, and offers recipes that maximize the transformative power of this amazing process.
From Scratch: Ferment offers a gentle guiding hand on a natural process that would happen without you, encouraging largely invisible activity of bacteria to work to your advantage. These skills take little of your time, they are particular yet simple, and the results are extraordinary.
Packed with useful, accessible information and focusing on back-to-basics skills, the From Scratch series is designed to inspire you to slow down and create. Titles include: Sourdough, Brew, Charcuterie.
Text is extracted and updated from Sour, with new recipes, by Mark Diacono.
About the Author
Mark Diacono is lucky enough to spend most of his time eating, growing, writing and talking about food. His A Year at Otter Farm and A Taste of the Unexpected both won Food Book of the Year, for André Simon and the Guild of Food Writers respectively. Known for growing everything from Szechuan pepper to pecans to Asian pears, Mark's refreshing approach to growing and eating has done much to inspire a new generation to grow some of what they eat. He was involved with River Cottage, appearing in the TV series, running courses and events at River Cottage HQ, and he has written four River Cottage books. Mark also writes regularly for a range of publications including the Telegraph and Country Life, and his features have appeared in the Observer, Guardian, National Geographic, and others. Mark's books with Quadrille include Taste of the Unexpected (2010), Sour (2019), Herb (2021), and From Scratch: Ferment (2022).