As said in my previous post, the most difficult part of making Kimchi is getting the proper ingredients. Even though some people just ferment any veg with ginger and garlic and called it Kimchi, I recommend to be a bit more ambitious and at least use legitimate Nappa cabbage as the base. Continue reading How To Make Kimchi
Ireland is a great place to live in, but as I already said many times, coming here ten years ago was a bit of a culinary shock for me. Continue reading What is Real Bread?
In my last post, I tried to answer the most frequently asked question about Fermented Food. Having done that, I am proceeding to the next one, i.e. should Fermented Food be kept in the fridge? Continue reading Should Fermented Food Be Refrigerated?
Yes, FFF was on the radio! They allowed me to talk about myself and my blog for over half an hour and it felt awesome, of course. Continue reading Fermented Food Freak on the Radio
Ireland is a land of many treasures, most of which are smartly monetised in the form of products pushed on American tourists. At the same time, some truly fabulous things are treated with a deep contempt and not valued at all. One of them is Irish Buttermilk. Continue reading Buttermilk – The Irish Treasure
Any food made by fermentation can be called Fermented Food. However, not all fermented foods are probiotic. Continue reading Are All Fermented Foods Probiotic?
Besides supplements, lacto-fermented foods are the only source of live beneficial bacteria in the human diet. Eating these products supports the functions the good gut flora performs in our bodies. Continue reading Health Benefits of Fermented Foods
Lactobacilli and other lacto-bacteria (e.g. Bifidobacteria) that perform lacto-fermentation and make lacto-fermented food, live also in the urinary, digestive and genital tracts of humans. They constitute so-called good flora and are believed to be in constant competition with bad flora. Continue reading What Is the Gut Flora?
It looks like winter came back to Ireland, so I can continue with my listing of Fermented Food Winter Dishes. Yes, there are loads of them, and they are warming, comforting and delicious. Continue reading Fermented Winter Dishes – Part 2
Fermentation is fun. There are only a few strict rules to follow, and the rest is the matter of the will to experiment and to be open to unexpected results that are nice more often than not. Nothing can go seriously wrong unless Continue reading Mold – When Things Get Ugly