Fiery Ferments Summary

Kirsten K. Shockey,Christopher Shockey
- 2017
Spicy Foods
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Key Takeaways

  1. Explore a range of spicy fermentation projects from around the world.
  2. Learn to safely ferment with chilies and other spicy ingredients.
  3. Gain confidence in creating and customizing your own fiery ferments.


The Shockeys guide readers through the process of fermenting with heat, offering both foundational recipes and opportunities to experiment. The book covers essential safety guidelines for handling spicy ingredients and maintaining the right fermentation environment.

Recipes range from basic hot sauces to more exotic blends, incorporating global flavors and techniques that can transform any meal. Accompanied by vibrant photographs, each recipe is designed to inspire both novice and experienced fermenters.

In addition to recipes, 'Fiery Ferments' offers insight into the health benefits of spicy foods and the joys of adding heat to various dishes through fermentation.

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