Fermented Winter Dishes

bigos Hunter's stewWhat we have at the moment in Ireland is the first breath of Spring, but in Poland the end of January is pretty much the middle of Winter. Nobody is fooled by a few warmer days because February and March are usually very cold months.     Continue reading Fermented Winter Dishes

Zupa Ogórkowa – Dill Pickle Soup

dill picklesWhen we talk about the miraculous health benefits of Fermented Food we mean RAW Fermented food. That’s because of the presence of lacto-bacteria that work all those wonders in our guts. However, I would eat ferments every day even if they didn’t contain a single bacterium or a vitamin molecule because I adore the taste. Continue reading Zupa Ogórkowa – Dill Pickle Soup

Wigilia – Polish Christmas Eve Dinner.

 

Wigila-polish-christmas-eve-dinnerPolish Christmas Eve is a Fermented Food feast. I wasn’t aware of this until I started blogging and reflecting on the omnipresence of Fermented Food in the Polish cuisine. Continue reading Wigilia – Polish Christmas Eve Dinner.

Fermented Food – the Real Beauty of Poland.

sauerkraut barrel5OBH has arrived from holidays in Poland. Being a very supportive and caring OBH, he brought some fantastic material for my blog.

Look at this picture of sauerkraut! Continue reading Fermented Food – the Real Beauty of Poland.

What I learned from an Irish chef about fermenting?

fermented trout by JP McMahon
Fermented trout, kohlrabi, dehydrated gooseberry by JP McMahon

Two weeks ago, I attended an event called “Wild Fermentation: the culture of live foods”. That was a presentation delivered by JP McMahon, one of the well-known Irish chefs. The presentation was rather fancy, as the title suggests, but still worth writing about on my blog, I think.

Continue reading What I learned from an Irish chef about fermenting?