A Primer on Sake
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A Primer on Sake

Neither a beer nor a wine, sake is like their often-forgotten cousin, an alcoholic drink made from fermented rice. Typically paired with sushi and lighter Japanese fare, sake can be described as being fruity, flowery, and astoundingly complex. The origins of sake are largely unknown, but some historians guess that like many fermented foods, its … Continue reading

Sauerkraut
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Sauerkraut

  Fizzy, bitter, yeasty, sour, floral, and sometimes just downright offensive—there are a dazzling array of adjectives that can come to mind when you think of fermentation. Fermentation is one of world’s oldest and simplest culinary traditions. Serendipitously discovered in ancient times as a means of preservation, flavor enhancement, and intoxication, it has exploded as … Continue reading