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.
From Scratch: Sourdough features recipes and top tips on everything you need to know to make your own sourdough from scratch. For homebakers, sourdough is the true test of every aspiring bread-maker. Fickle, delicate, every loaf is unique. And there are a LOT of pitfalls to be avoided. It's much more than simply a food: sourdough is a science. So who better than Dr. James Morton, baking pedant and fermentation fanatic, to explain the basics for both the uninitiated and more experienced bakers?
From Scratch: Charcuterie is an accessible handbook that features all the recipes and techniques you need to know to cure and preserve meat from scratch. Preserving and curing at home is easier than you think, and this book explains how. Covering the basics, Tim Hayward takes the home cook from the principles of charcuterie and the importance of salinity, temperature, humidity and time through all the classic techniques of curing and salting, drying and preserving. With clear step-by-step instructions and photography, explanations of what works and why, and foolproof recipes, you'll learn how to make everything from Pâté to Pastrami, Smoking Bacon to Salt Beef, Corned Beef to Confit Duck, and more.
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.