Do you all know that the modern yeast available in the grocery store is not a completely natural whole food? Yes, there is a whole foods version of yeast, it is natural yeast that you can make at home.
Caleb Warnock, the author of The Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers (my favorite Christmas present last year), has a chapter about natural yeast in his book. Now he devotes a whole book to the topic of natural yeast in his new book, pictured above. If you are gluten intolerant, have celiac disease, or just want to eat more nutritious bread (the more nutritious your food is, the fewer calories you have to eat to feel full) you will want this book! I am so excited about it.
Here is a special message from Caleb with info on getting the book:
Hundreds of you have gotten free, non-sour natural yeast starts from me. Many of you have written me about your success with your starts. Some of you have struggled. To help those with questions and struggles, I have written a detailed blog post, with photos, all about trouble-shooting natural yeast problem. I have also posted an excerpt from the forthcoming book about health and natural yeast. Natural yeast flattens the glycemic index, takes away heartburn and acid reflux forever, helps prevent or reverse gluten intolerance and, in some cases, full-blown Celiac’s disease, turns natural phytic acid into an anti-oxidant, controls allergies, and turns flour into a yeast that is both pre-biotic and pro-biotic. Natural yeast is healthful and free.
Now, may I ask a favor?
My co-author and I have spent more than two years, and many thousands of dollars ($2,000 just on photography for the book alone) creating natural yeast recipes for the modern kitchen. We will never get rich off this project. We each get paid less than 50 cents per copy of the book sold. I tell you all this because I am hoping that, if you find the information below useful, you will go to Amazon.com and pre-order The Art of Baking with Natural Yeast. I have a personal reason for asking everyone to do this. It is because all pre-orders count toward first-week sales, so if I can get enough people to pre-order the cookbook, it will debut on the bestseller’s list, which would bring some much-needed attention to the health benefits of natural yeast, to our two years of work, to the hundreds of hours of research, and to our book. So if you find the information on this blog useful, please pre-order the book on Amazon. Here is the link to my blog, and you can click on the cover of the new cookbook to pre-order.