How I Became a Freak.

Christmas sauerkrautExactly a year ago, I published my first blog post. It was not a coincident that it happened right before Christmas; I started blogging out of excitement that I would have the proper Christmas Eve Borscht for the first time in ten years. Continue reading How I Became a Freak.

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?

Żurek – Fermented Rye Flour Soup.

Żurek-Sour Rye Flour SoupŻurek, also called Żur, is a traditional Slavic soup made of fermented rye flour.  There is a similar one called Barszcz Biały and it has never been fully clarified what makes it different from Żurek. Continue reading Żurek – Fermented Rye Flour Soup.

Who remembers sour milk?

who remembers sour milk
photo credit: alpenviolet http://www.successful-living.net via freeimages.com

This entire buzz around milk being a deadly poison is a bit disturbing for me. I love milk and have never experienced the slightest sign of the intolerance. The old fashioned, common sense part of me says that milk is a good thing, full of protein, vitamins etc. Continue reading Who remembers sour milk?