All posts tagged: fermented foods

In which I finally jump on the fermented foods train

So I’ve had this book lying around next to the sofa, by my bed and at the dinner table for a good month now, it’s called fermented foods for vitality & health by Dunja Gulin and it’s looking a little a lot more dog-eared and weatherbeaten than when it first arrived. I’m pretty fascinated with it. Fermented foods have been trying to claw their way onto my radar since the Internet made kimchi cool, and I’m super behind on this, Buzzfeed have been banging on about it since like 2013. But, now that this book has given me its insight into both the history and the health benefits of fermenting, I’m officially on the bandwagon. Did you know that fermented foods are considerably easier to digest than those same foods eaten raw? I’m guessing you probably did because I started out embarrassingly uninformed, but it was new to me. There’s a lot of cool stuff to learn if you can get past phrases like “live enzymes” being used whilst thinking about food (yes, I know, I’m juvenile, just deal). …