Whether you are a beginner or a Sandor Katz worshipper, this book is great for furthering your fermenting efforts in the kitchen. I've been making and eating fermented foods for years but I have recently been seeing more and more in the mainstream media about how important fermented foods are for health. Everything from depression to disease prevention begins in the gut and fermented foods will keep your gut (and you!) in top shape! Especially important if you have gut problems and need to heal. This book is highly recommended. My favourite recipe so far is the carrot raisin chutney! So so good! We've even began to make our own beer and Wardeh's recipes are unique. Also, this author runs a fantastic blog. Love her!