White (Sweet) Miso

Miso is an umami-rich paste made by mixing beans (historically, soybeans), salt, and koji, a grain (usually rice) which has been inoculated and fermented with a mold,┬áAspergillus oryzae.┬áThe flavor and …

White Kimchi (Cut Cabbage)

White kimchi refers to any style which does not contain red pepper powder. It pre-dates spicy kimchi in Korea by several hundred years. There are many ways to make white …

Cranberry Jalape├▒o Sauerkraut

Looking for an autumn or holiday themed sauerkraut? This tart-sweet-spicy version has it all! Print Cranberry Jalape├▒o Sauerkraut Prep time:  1 hour Fermentation time:  7-28 days Yield: 2 quarts   Ingredients …

Umeboshi Hummus

Looking for ways to incorporate more fermented foods into your diet? Middle East meets Far East in this mashup of hummus with umeboshi. Print Umeboshi Hummus Prep time:  10 hours …

Garlic Dill Sauerkraut

This is a great recipe for the “shoulder season” of autumn– when cucumbers are just becoming out of season, and cabbage is coming in! You don’t have to give up …

Pickled Watermelon Rinds

Learn how to use (almost) every part of the watermelon. Austin shows you two ways to make fermented pickled watermelon rinds. I use a 5% (by weight) brine, which is …

Strawberry Sauerkraut

Ever-searching for ways to eat more strawberries, I was intrigued by Sandor Katz’s suggestion to use┬ádried fruits in sauerkraut. Why dehydrate berries instead of using them fresh? Fruits, which are …

High-Alcohol Water Kefir

Under the right conditions, you can coax the tibicos (aka water kefir grains) to create a high-gravity (higher alcohol than normal) version of water kefir (a probiotic sugar-water based beverage). …

Pineapple Ginger Kombucha

Got any extra pineapple scraps lying around? Why not make some tropical kombucha? Inspired by tepache (a Mexican boozy pineapple based beverage), using scraps such as cores and peels infuses …