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Cucumber Fennel Kvass Recipe

 Although fermented vegetable drinks may not be the preferred option for ladies who lunch, I believe this is an option that could tempt even the most elegant and choosy of the spa-going set. The fennel dominates and is rounded out by the fresh cucumber notes. This is one I have no problem ...

Sweet Potato Fry Nests Recipe

 A French chef once explained to me that although he prided himself on from-scratch cooking, he never made fries in-house. “It’s impossible to do them right in a kitchen this size,” he said. He went on to explain that the only way to get a really great French fry was to soak the ...

Tips and Guidelines: Fermentation Crocks

 Most of the general principles of fermentation laid out in part one apply to the recipes in this chapter, but there are few additional points to take into account. Choose the Right Crock for YouThere are two primary types of ceramic crocks available in the West. Each has advantages and ...

Sauerkraut Steak Recipe

 In a Polish and Ukrainian-rooted American family, it’s pretty likely that you have some serious cabbage traditions. In my family, it’s gwumpki (also called stuffed cabbage). If my dad didn’t keep to his pre-Christmas Eve tradition of boiling cabbage and rolling gwumpki until 2 or 3 ...

Hot Sauces Around the World and 10 Tips for Making Great Hot Sauce

Photo from Adobe Stock/grinchhUnlike many other vegetables and fruits, hot chiles grow all over the world and consequently are found in many cuisines. Their oldest origin has been traced back 7,000 years, where remnants of chiles were found at prehistoric Peruvian burial grounds. More evidence ...

Sriracha Recipe

Photo from Adobe Stock/sitriel Makes 1 cup Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-freeIn the United States, Huy Fong Foods has gotten their commercial Sriracha sauce onto the tables at Applebee’s and Subway, a sure sign this sauce has made it in America. Traditionally in Thailand, the sauce is tangier ...

Puerto Rican Pique Recipe

Photo from Adobe Stock/besjuniorMakes 3 cups Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-freeThe aji caballero, or “gentleman pepper,” is hot and key to this sauce. Most Puerto Rican homes and restaurants have some form of this sauce on the table, and it’s made as many different ways as there are people ...

Easy Aged Pepper Mash Recipe

Photo from Adobe Stock/circlepsMakes 3 cups Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-freeFermenting peppers is a little like making moonshine. It takes patience, big clean jars, and some space. Leave this pepper mash in the jar for at least a week and much longer for more heat: It is the base to make other ...

Bermudan Pepper Sherry Recipe

 Photo from Adobe Stock/maxsol7Makes 750 mL Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-freeUnder sail, a ship took months to reach a destination, and food spoilage was constant. Peppers, having a large amount of vitamin C, proved a great antidote to sailors dying of scurvy, a disease caused by a lack of that ...

Cauliflower and Green Chili Pickle Recipe

Photo from Adobe Stock/Yell Design Ingredients:1 cup cauliflower, cut into small pieces 2 cups boiled water, cooled 2 tbsp garlic, finely chopped 2 tbsp fresh ginger, finely chopped 2 tbsp mustard seeds, ground 5 tbsp fenugreek seeds, dry roasted and ground1 tsp ground red chili 4 tsp salt, ...

Fermentation

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