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TAG : cooking

Koji in the Kitchen

Shutterstock /Brent Hofacker In the first article in this series, we opened with a soaring overview of Aspergillus oryzae, or “koji,” covering what it is, why it works, and some of the ways it’s used. In this article, we bring it back to the home countertop and explore everyday uses ...

Pickled Herring Recipes 3 ways

Photo by Yuki SugiuraHere comes a confession. I have never pickled my own herring. I have watched others do it, seen the effort and work that goes into it, but I have never tried it myself. To be honest, I don’t know many Swedes who have. What is much more common is to buy lightly pickled ...

Shiitake Tasty Paste Recipe

  Shutterstock/norikko You can use fresh mushrooms in this recipe, but I find that the flavor of dried mushrooms is superior in this application. With dried mushrooms, the flavor is pure mushroom umami. Use this tasty paste like mushroom broth; we use it in anything that needs a little extra ...

Amazake Recipe

  Shutterstock/norikko This recipe is for a very basic amazake. It’s traditionally made with rice — brown, sweet brown, or white — but it works wonders on any grain. This amazake has a thick consistency; eat it as is, or blend it with water to make an amazake beverage. We recommend ...

Fermentation

Inspiration for edible alchemy.