British pub pickle, cheddar cheese, and crackers

Recipe for British Pub Pickle (aka A Chutney Like Branston Pickle)

Cold beer, crusty bread, sliced dry-cured sausage, aged cheddar, possibly some pickled onions – and this pickled gem, a tangy, sweet, and crunchy pickle/chutney that is an essential British condiment for a proper Ploughman’s lunch. In December of 2017 I taught a holiday canning class at Preserved Oakland. This pickle was a part of the class. Pack a jar into […]

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Fresh Indian Apple Chutney Recipe

I am so thrilled to have once again partnered with JCCSF Pop-Ups to participate in their October 7, 2017 Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Sukkot extravaganza! The Jewish holiday of Sukkot is all about celebrating agriculture and the harvest. What better place to do so than around some of the SF Bay Area’s best farmers and food artisans? Apples are the […]

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Fermented Apples, Fermented Honey, and Cabbage Apple Onion Caraway Sauerkraut Recipes

I had the pleasure of partnering with the JCCSF and the California Academy of Sciences How To: Fermentation NightLife series to do a sauerkraut demonstration and serve fermented apples and honey on September 7th, 2017. If you’re seeking some new recipes and new traditions for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, you have come to the right place.   Kraut with Cabbage, Apple, Onion, and […]

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Japanese Fermented Rice Bran Pickles (Nukazuke)

If quick pickles (quickies!) are a one-night stand, then rice bran pickles are a long-term monogamous commitment. Don’t get me wrong; I love my nukadoko (the pickling “theater”, i.e. bed used to make nukazuke) for the magical, meaty, earthen pickles it can provide. But this has become more of a relationship, and less of a foodstuff. It needs attention every […]

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#EatSmallFruit Quick Pickled Peaches Recipe

Saturday, June 17th, 2017, I’ll have the opportunity to be an ambassador for the sweet, for the tiny, and for the peachy. I am a proud supporter of the Gold Dust peach. The brilliant growers of Masumoto Family Farms, in collaboration with Real Food Real Stories, and food startup incubator KitchenTown in San Mateo, California (and soon to be in the […]

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