Asian Pickles Food Writing recipe
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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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Food Writing recipe
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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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Make Your Own Kombucha Recipe

I’m addicted to this crazy swamp water. I really hated kombucha at first, but this fermented brew of tea and sugar feasted upon by our blobby friend THE SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast) has become a constant in my fridge. The caffeine is annihilated, the sugar converts to bubbles and a tinge of alcohol (so little that I […]

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