I started fermenting vegetables after reading Sally Fallon's book "Nourishing Traditions" and the Schockeys did, too! They took it to the next level and have created a wonderful guide for fermenting sharing all of their hard-won tips. They make the excellent point that ferments are small-batch friendly and a good addition to an active kitchen where you don't want things to go to waste. My ferments-in-process sit on my counter about a foot from my hand-made hand lotion. I am so happy to see this book offered here.