OUR FERMENTED LIVES: A History of How Fermented Foods Have Shaped Cultures & Communities

Julia Skinner

Storey Publishing
September 27, 2022
ISBN-13: 978-1635863833


Dr. Julia Skinner is the founder and director of Root, a fermentation and food history company that bridges the gap between modern people and historic food. Her work has been featured in Vox, Eater, Business Insider, and Buzzfeed, and she is the author of Afternoon Tea: A History. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Food historian and fermenting expert Dr. Julia Skinner explores fermentation’s fascinating path through human history – for the unexpected origins of ketchup to the foundational role kimchi has played in building community to the surprisingly familiar taste of ancient Egyptian beer. Part popular history, part cookbook, part fermentation how-to, Our Fermented Lives will give readers a new appreciation for the foods they love and a new interest in the foods they haven’t tried yet.