Adventures in Bubbles and Brine

What I learned from Nova Scotia's masters of fermented foods — craft beer, cider, cheese, sauerkraut and more.

by Philip Moscovitch

Moscovitch demystifies the process of fermentation as he takes us on a fascinating, and often humorous, culinary adventure across Nova Scotia.

From wine and beer to bread and cheese: many of our best-loved foods and drinks are the products of fermentation. In Adventures in Bubbles and Brine, fermentation enthusiast Philip Moscovitch takes us on a tour of Nova Scotian ferments, and introduces us to the people who have taken this food trend to heart. Enjoy the fascinating stories from their history and bookmark the recipes they share for you to try at home.

Fermenting may be popular now, but its roots in Nova Scotia go back centuries. Early French settlers grew grapes and apples for wine and cider while German immigrants brought their sauerkrautmaking traditions. And now, Nova Scotians are embracing a new wave of flavours, including spicy kimchi, bitter craft beers, artisanal cheeses and the addictively sour taste of kombucha.

Featuring photos, anecdotes and easy-to-follow recipes, Adventures in Bubbles and Brine digs into the origin of these foods, while delving into the science of fermentation and gut health, and tells you everything you need to know to start fermenting safely at home.

About the Author

PHILIP MOSCOVITCH started experimenting with home fermentation more than a decade ago: baking sourdough bread, making wine with fruit from his backyard, brewing kombucha and preserving vegetables. Soon, this passion led him to writing about fermentation too. A National Magazine Award finalist and a graduate of Master's in Creative Non-Fiction from the University of King's College, Philip has appeared often on CBC Radio and is a regular contributor to Saltscapes and Halifax Magazine. He lives with his family in Glen Margaret, near Halifax.

Reviews

"Informative and fun, Adventures in Bubbles and Brine covers the province while explaining the science and simplicity of food and drink fermentation in laypersons' terms and is a pleasure to peruse and learn from."
Bill MacPherson, Atlantic Books Today

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