Katherine Harmon Courage – Cultured


A revealing look at the 300 trillion microorganisms that keep us healthy – and the foods they need to thrive

These days, probiotic yogurt and other “gut-friendly” foods line supermarket shelves. But what’s the best way to feed our all-important microbiome – and what is a microbiome, anyway?

In this engaging and eye-opening book, science journalist Katherine Harmon Courage investigates these questions, presenting a deep dive into the ancient food traditions and the latest research for maintaining a healthy gut. Topics include:

Meet your microbiome: What it is, how it works, and why it’s essential for our immune system – and overall health

Gut-friendly food traditions: A guided tour of artisanal makers of yogurt, kimchi, kefir, kombucha, olives, cocoa, and other vibrant, ancient foods from around the world that feed our microbiome (along with simple recipes for curious at-home cooks)

Cutting-edge science: A first-hand look at some of the top lab facilities where microbiologists are working to better understand the human gut and how to feed it for good health

Equal parts science explainer, culinary investigation, and global roadmap for healthy eating, Cultured offers a wealth of information for anyone interested in making smart food choices in our not-so-gut-friendly modern world.

Includes a bonus PDF of recipes.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

Author: Katherine Harmon Courage
Narrator: Brittany Pressley
Duration: 8 hours 43 minutes
Released: 19 Dec 2002
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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This is an author of great talent. She writes with fluidity, clarity and more than a dash of wry humor. The reading is equally artful and energetic. A treat for the ears, the curious mind, and your gut.