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TAG : food preservation

Fish Curing and Paul’s Spiced Marlin Ham on the Bone

 When dealing with a protein as delicate as fish that’s prone to spoiling, it is important to understand the preservation methods that are needed in your culinary artillery to combat waste. The curing of fish has been seen for centuries as one such method of preservation – its primary ...

Saving Tomato Seeds

 Photo from Adobe Stock/supamasTo say that "our family loves tomatoes" is an understatement. We love to can, dry, freeze them; eat them in sauces, on pasta, salads, and especially eat the fabulously simple tomato sandwich. Tomatoes make everything taste great. It is crazy think that these ...

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 ...

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 ...

How to Make Fruit Kvass with Probiotic Benefits

 Fruit kvass is a fermented drink that is quick and easy to make, loaded with digestive enzymes and probiotics and inexpensive to create.For tens of thousands of years, our ancestors ate real meats, fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, fats, oils, fish and fermented foods. As fermentation was ...

Dry Curing: The Tastiest Way to Preserve Meat

There are plenty of methods for preserving meat. Whether you are bringing home a side of venison, harvesting your flock of chickens, or just making a trip home from the grocery store, being able to preserve your food is an age-old requirement.These days, the refrigerator or freezer are the most ...

Kefir Grains for Cheesemaking and Fermentation (with Recipe)

Kefir (rhymes with deer) is a traditional yogurt culture from Central Asia. Often described as a fermented milk, kefir is a flavorful, drinkable and slightly effervescent yogurt.Kefir, though, is made somewhat differently than the yogurt most of us are familiar with. Like yogurt, kefir is made ...

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