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Make the Best Sauerkraut on Earth with Tips from Sandor Katz

Make the Best Sauerkraut on Earth with Tips from Sandor Katz

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In this excerpt from the James Beard Award winning book The Art of Fermentation, Sandor Ellix Katz teaches you everything you need to know to make the best sauerkraut you've ever tasted.
In this excerpt from the James Beard Award winning book The Art of Fermentation, Sandor Ellix Katz teaches you everything you need to know to make the best sauerkraut you've ever tasted.

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06/22/2013

 
An in-depth explorAtion of essentiAl conceptsAnd processes from Around the world
With Practical Information on Fermenting Vegetables,Fruits, Grains, Milk, Beans, Meats, and More
Sandor Ellix Katz
 Foreword by Michael Pollan
The 
art
of  
fermentation
 New York Times
Bestseller
 
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T ArT OF FrTATiO
Fermented herB mix
 Monique Trahan lives in western Massachusetts on a “farmlet” with gardens, dairy goats, chickens, and pas-tured pigs, “within sight of the biggest shopping center in town.” 
Imakefreshherbsaladdressingmixinlatesummerandfallanduseitallwinter.Iusewhat-everisgrowinginabundance,butmyfavoriteismostlybasil,lotsoforegano,parsley,scal-lions/chives,garlic,andabitofhotpepper.Chop/mince(Iusethechoppingbladeonmyfoodprocesser),addbrine(saltyisgoodwiththisasitisusedasaavoringingredient),andfermentatroomtemperatureforthreedaysorso.Thenmoveittothefridgeforstorage(althoughwearebuildingarootcellarthisyear).Itissoeasytoplopaspoonfulintoacruetwithvinegarandoliveoilforaquickdressing,orintosomedrainedkerforacreamydressingordip.Itcanalsogointosoupsandsuchforaveryquickjoltofsummer.Icallit“SeasonsofRefreshing,”anditisahitwithguests.
sauekaut
Thebest-knownstyleoffermentedvegetablesintheUnitedStatesandmuchofEuropeissauerkraut.Sauerkrautconsistsprimarilyofshreddedcabbageandsalt.Oftentheshreddedcabbageisspicedwithjuniperberriesorcarawayseeds.Insometraditions,fruitssuchasapplesorcranberriesareadded.ImetawomanwhosegrandmotherwasfromatowninPolandwhereeveryoneaddedmashedpotatoestotheirsauerkraut.Thepotatoestakeontheavorofthesauerkrautandlenditadistinctivevariedtexture.(Besuretocoolthemashedpotatoesbeforeadding.)Ioftenmixredcabbagewiththewhitecab- bagetoyieldbrightpinkkraut.Itisactuallyquitepossibletoaddmanyvariedminoringredientswhilestillmaintainingtheessentialqualitiesofsauerkraut bymakingsureitismademostlyfromshreddedcabbage.Theprocessisthegenerickraut-chimethod,withdry-salting.OneiconicsauerkrautistheBavarianstyle,inwhichthesauerkrautismadewithcarawayseedsandservedsweet,typicallymixedwithsugarand warmedbeforeserving.AnothertraditionalGermansauerkrautvariationis
weinkraut 
,madewiththeadditionofsweetwhitewine.“Whatamiraclethatturnedouttobe,”recountsJudithOrth,ofNewHampshire.“Thefermenta-tionprocesstransformedalousywineintoalovelysubtleelusiveavor...everyone’sfavoritebatchbyfar.”
 
FrTiG VGTABLs (AD sO FriTs TOO)
 
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Manytraditionsofkrautmaking(andfermentationmorebroadly)usethephasesofthemoontodeterminethebesttimetoprepareit.Awoman wholivesnearmeinReadyville,Tennessee,sharedwithmehergrand-motherRubyReady’ssauerkrautrecipe.“Thesecret,ofcourse,istomakeitinthelightofthemoon—whilethemoonisgrowing—andthatwayitwillnevershrinkorgetdark.”Folkloretraditionsbeingwidelyvaried,Ihavealsoencounteredconictingadvice,suggestingthatthebesttimetomakesau-erkrautiswhenthemooniswaning.
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Tobehonest,Ihavemadesauerkrautthroughoutthemoon’sphasesandhaveneverobservedanydifferencesbasedonthat.Thetechniquesofsauerkrauthavealreadybeencovered.Ihavebeenstruckthroughtheyearsbythenumberofstoriespeoplehavesharedaboutthesignicanceofsauerkrautintheirlives.Forinstance,LorissaByelyofIndia-napolis,Indiana,writes:
MyparentswerebornandgrewupinRussia.IlearnedfrommydadthatafterWWII,he(age8)andhisfamilyliterallysurvivedonsauerkrautandpotatoesforayear.Therereallywasnootherfoodandheisstillhealthytodayat70(andstilllovessauerkraut).
ChristinaHaverlTamburro,ofAndover,Connecticut,reportsthat“Oneofmygreat-grandmothers,whocametoBridgeportin1908,wassokrautobsessedthatacabbagecutterwastheonlythingshebroughtwithhertothiscountry,besidesafewclothesinasack.Mygreatauntisstillusingthecutter.”Manybarns,basements,andatticsholdsimilaroldkrautshredding boards,andcrocks,whichweresovitallyimportanttopeople’slivesinthepastbuthavefallenintodisuse.Findthem,cleanthemup,andputthem backtowork!
the Case oF the Kraut CaLLed hooCh
MyfriendDspentsometimeinafederalprison.Dlikestoeatwellanddecidedtotrytomakesauerkraut.Shediditbyrinsingofftheprisoncoleslaw,saltingit,andweighingitdownwithanorange.Unfortunately,whenitwasdiscoveredbyguards,theyaccusedheroftryingtomake“hooch.”Hermotherwrotetome:“Theyimmediatelyconscatedit,testedandanalyzeditforcontentandscent(thepreliminary‘breathtest’registerednothing),but,stilldeterminedshewasabsolutelymakinghoochwithillegalcontraband,theywroteherup,requiredhertosubmitawrittenstatementexplainingherself,andchargedwithherwithmakingliquor.”Atthehearing,“Dclearlypresentedherfactsandintentionandtheyunderstoodhertobetruth-ful,especiallyafterreviewingallherpreviousdietaryrequests.Herchargeswerechangedfromamajortoaminoroffense(nothingtodarkenherprisonrecord)andDwassentencedto1dayofsegregation.”Dhaslongsincebeenreleasedandcanfermenttoherheart’scontent(andherbelly’s)athome.

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