In her new book, Truly Cultured: Rejuvenating Taste, Health and Community with Naturally Fermented Foods, author, chef and holistic health expert Nancy Lee Bentley explains why bacteria never looked so good.“They’re not the enemy,” says Bentley of the “bugs” that we’re always trying to rid ourselves of. “Ironically, bacteria are actually the secret missing key to our physical and environmental health…and they are also the key agents responsible for creating our favorite [cultured and fermented]foods, including chocolate, cheese and coffee.” In her book, Bentley offers a way to “rethink our relationship with food and these tiny critters, and learn how to eat our way back to good health, sense and enjoyment.” Truly Cultured is a feast of recipes, quips, quotes, quizzes, history and facts and figures to help readers understand the importance of live, cultured and fermented foods to our health. $25.95. trulycultured.com
Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.