With her Cooking Techniques series, Monica Corrado sets out to introduce and explain the essential pillars of the GAPS diet to all those who could benefit from this healing protocol. The first volume focuses on the very important distinction between meat stock and bone broth, including when and how to use them. The second volume explains the crucial need for cultured dairy products in the GAPS diet, giving hope to those with dairy allergies or sensitivities. Now the renowned chef, author, and teacher is back with her third volume, Cooking Techniques for the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet, Part III: Lacto-Fermentation. This foray, no less important than the first two, gets to the core of another bastion of the GAPS diet: lacto-ferments.
Fundamental to healing the gut lining and essential for rebuilding gut flora, lacto-ferments are required from the Intro and throughout the Full GAPS diet. But what is a lacto-ferment? Why are they so important? And how do you make them? Cooking Techniques III answers these questions and more to help you get the most out of these healing foods.
Come to this book to deepen your understanding of a mainstay of the GAPS diet. Stay for the recipes that your whole family will enjoy. Whip up some fruit or vegetable kvass (a refreshing beverage and a nutritional powerhouse). As healing progresses, move up to lacto-fermented veggies (ferment any vegetable you please or make a whole medley of veggies). And don’t forget the sauerkraut (eat it straight from the jar). These lacto-ferments are not only staples in any GAPS kitchen, but they’re also true keepers in any traditional cook’s repertoire.
As a Certified Gaps Practitioner, and the “GAPS Chef”, Monica Corrado has built up a rock-solid foundation of GAPS knowledge. Consider this book a master class in lacto-ferments and an essential facet of your GAPS education. Topics include:
• The wonderfully wide range of starters you can (and should) use for your lacto-ferments
• The nine different methods of fermentation featured in the GAPS diet
• The healing powers of lacto-fermented beverages and tonics
• The techniques and tools you need to ferment just about anything
So why wait? Whether you need lactic acid to rebuild your gut flora or to maintain your already vibrant digestive health—all while pleasing your taste buds with refreshing, gut-healthy lacto-fermented beverages, fruits, and vegetables—you’ll find the information you’re looking for right here.
Includes a foreword by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, creator of the GAPS diet and author of the original book on the topic, Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Depression, and Schizophrenia.
About the Author
Monica Corrado, MA, is a teaching chef, a holistic Certified Nutrition Consultant, and a Certified Gaps Practitioner. With her cooking classes, lectures, and books, Monica has devoted her career to helping both children and adults reclaim their natural well-being through nourishing traditional food, especially those who suffer from ASD, ADHD, Asperger’s, allergies, and autoimmune disorders. As a dynamic speaker, consultant, and author, she’s passionate about illuminating the connection between food and health. Monica lives to give people the tools they need to not only cook nourishing, traditional food but also teach others.