Your helping hand for adding simple, homemade, whole grain sourdough to your weekly schedule
Real life is busy enough without having social media-worthy sourdough on your to-do list. But if your goal is to make simple, nourishing, and delicious whole grain sourdough for your whole family, then DIY Sourdough is your one-stop beginner's guide. Coverage includes:
DIY Sourdough is your personal guide to getting started with sourdough. It gives you a helping hand to succeed and offers a simple time-saving approach to make nourishing and delicious sourdough that fits into a hectic lifestyle.
Audience: Bakers, Millennials and Generation Z-ers, foodies, urban homesteaders, readers of The Art of Plant-Based Cheesemaking and other Homegrown City Life titles
Regional Interest: The Bay Area, Mother Earth News Fairs locations — Texas, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Kansas
The Moody family has been making traditional foods, including with grains, for over a decade. John Moody is the founder of Whole Life Services and Whole Life Buying Club and the former executive director of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. John discovered more than a decade ago that his diet was literally killing him with duodenal ulcers, seasonal allergies, and other health problems, so the family began to transition to real local foods and local food distribution. Involved with farming, food, and homesteading, John is a well-known speaker at conferences, events, and media including Mother Earth News, Wise Traditions, and Hobby Farms/Chicken Magazine. The Moody family of two old-timers and five rambunctious kids farms and homesteads on 35 acres in Kentucky.
"If you have been intimidated by the idea of fermenting your own sourdough culture, John and Jessica take all the guesswork out of the process! Step by step, they guide you through selecting the right equipment and choosing the highest quality ingredients so that you may enjoy delicious, nutritious sourdough family favorites such as English muffins and cinnamon raisin bread right in the comfort of your own home. Grab this book for your favorite fresh bread enthusiast and you may be rewarded with a homemade loaf!"
— Hannah Crum co-author, The Big Book of Kombucha
"Time to shut down your Pinterest account and get back to the basics! With the plethora of sourdough information out there, both on the internet and in books, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by this seemingly mystical process. People have been fermenting grains, baking bread, and keeping sour- dough starters alive for millennia using very simple, basic techniques. John and Jessica Moody bring back the simplicity by demonstrating in clear terms how a busy homesteading family, be they rural or urban, can bake a wide range of sourdough-based baked products with ease. To boot, DIY Sourdough will provide you with myriad recipes for feeding your family healthy, digestible baked products for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and in-between. Sourdough needn't be time-consuming or complicated, but once you start trying these recipes out, you may very well want to re-open that Pinterest account to show your followers the nourishing baked goods you've been creating with ease!"
— Jereme Zimmerman author, Make Mead Like a Viking and Brew Beer Like a Yeti
"This clear, simple guide is written with humility and successfully explains why and how whole grains, and the fermented starters made from them, can become a healthy staple for breads, crackers, and more. Whole grain sourdough starters are different; they take time and care. Even those successful bakers who ferment starters using conventional flours can now convert to home-milled, whole grain starters with ease. Family bakers will benefit from the experience-driven timetables and recipes that keep the carbs coming without much of a ripple in household time management. A useful and practical book for conscious cooks."
— Jean Denney group editor, Mother Earth Living and Fermentation
"Think sourdough is just for bread? Think again! John and Jessica Moody show us how to make all your favorite grain recipes as delicious and easy-to- digest sourdough—from waffles to empanadas. Intimidated by the thought of making sourdough? Hesitate no more. DIY Sourdough takes you through the process step by step for foolproof recipes and lots of fun."
— Sally Fallon Morell president, The Weston A. Price Foundation
"DIY Sourdough is an easy to follow, practical guide to sourdough for the home baker. Perfect for beginners, it answers common questions that many books ignore, and focuses on simple recipes that are sure to become family favorites."
— Laurie Neverman founder and blogger, Common Sense Home, author, Never Buy Bread Again
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