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The miracle of salt : recipes and techniques to preserve, ferment, and transform your food  Cover Image Book Book

The miracle of salt : recipes and techniques to preserve, ferment, and transform your food / Naomi Duguid.

Duguid, Naomi, (author.).


Naomi Duguid takes "a deep dive into the miracle of salt and its essential role in preserving, fermenting, and transforming food. Learn age-old techniques for making sauerkraut, miso, butter, prosciutto, kimchi, salt-fermented pickles, basturma, salt-preserved lemons, brined eggs, and much more. Create a vibrant "salt pantry" filled with enticing blends of salt and spices, and with easy condiments and preserves such as Spiced Green Mango Pickle and Dried Shrimp and Garlic Chutney. Read about essential salt-preserved flavorings such as soy sauce, fish sauce, pickled plums, salted anchovies, and salt cod. The wide range of international recipes that follow invite you to use this umami-rich larder of salt-preserved ingredients and salted flavorings to transform vegetables, soups, mains, pasta dishes, and desserts. Orange and Black Olive Salad balances tangy and salty. Black Bean Sauce adds intense flavor to stir-fries. Bacalao Tortilla is a nod to salt cod as a cornerstone of European kitchens. Shio Koji, a simple salt-fermented ingredient, flavors grilled vegetables and other foods with subtlety and power. Kebabs marinated with a blend of pomegranate molasses and fish sauce are a triumph of salty-sweet-tart umami. And there's nothing like a layer of saltiness to bring out the best in sweets and desserts, from Creamy Candied Ginger and Miso Ice Cream to Yogurt Cake with Salted Lemon and Nuts, from Breton Salted-Butter Cake to Miso Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chips. Working with salt-preserved and salt-fermented ingredients not only opens up a rich new world of flavors and techniques but also offers cooks the gift of connecting with generations of culinary wisdom."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781579659448
  • ISBN: 1579659446
  • Physical Description: 399 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Artisan, a division of Workman Publishing Co., Inc., [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-390) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The wide world of salt -- The salt larder -- From larder to table -- Some salt chemistry -- Salt geography & harvesting techniques.
Subject: Salt.
Salting of food.
Umami (Taste)
Genre: Cookbooks.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 641.6 DUGUID 2023 (Text) 0001012501927 Nonfiction Available -

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