pickles / pickling

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There’s an old thread about sauerkraut but I’m not reviving it, too many milk carton posters on there and it makes me sad.

Anyway, my first patch of half sour (and spicy) pickles should be ready to try today or tomorrow. Anybody else making pickles at home? What are some resources/recipes to check out?

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 15:48 (six months ago) link

I just did a quick pickle of a bunch of sliced radishes and it freaked F out because they all turned pink. I've been eating them on everything, eggs, beans, arepas... I have never canned before and did not even know until this year that brine should be cooked first. I still haven't cooked the brine. I guess I should say I just marinate a lot of vegetables.

I do really want to get into fermenting but it seems like I could get obsessive about it and I am not ready for it yet.

Yerac, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 16:53 (six months ago) link

I really need to get some pro-enamel toothpaste. I like to eat/drink anything super acidic, it's going to catch up with me one day.

Yerac, Tuesday, 26 November 2019 16:55 (six months ago) link

i am going to make sauerkraut and/or curtido soon. i will report back

-_- (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 19:38 (six months ago) link

Oh I love pickles so much. I have quick pickled lots of things but haven't gone full on fermentation/canning (yet).

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 21:56 (six months ago) link

Preserving the Japanese Way by Nancy Singleton Hachishu is a great resource. It’s summer coming in here some more quick pickles right now. I’ve got a couple of great Japanese books including called seasonal pickles, the asparagus pickles are great.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 23:53 (six months ago) link

Yerac, I do lurid pink reddish pickles all the time, they are great.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 23:54 (six months ago) link

See also Just one Cookbook for Japanese pickles


And Maangchi for every kimchi recipe you’ll ever need


American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 00:01 (six months ago) link

i got my mom a water seal fermentation crock for christmas. but i want one.

forensic plumber (harbl), Sunday, 1 December 2019 20:03 (five months ago) link

This all sounds delicious. I would like to start doing this too.

I am in Israel now and enjoying the prominent pickles served with basically everything here. The olives! And I am used to good olives, but these have been spectacular. I saw brining pink and yellow cauliflowers in the Shuk tonight and maybe I will go back tomorrow to get some.

I am going to Japan and Korea in a few months, the latter for the first time and to Kyoto for the first time, so new pickles are coming my way there too.

L'assie (Euler), Sunday, 1 December 2019 21:11 (five months ago) link

nice. i haven't been to the promised land in a LONG time. spent tenth grade on a kibbutz in upper galilee, but don't recall any pickles. wish i had more vivid recollection of the olives, but do vaguely recall bc i was just a kid and didn't like olives when i got there, but i sure did by the time i left. i love pickle-y things with falafel!!

one charm and one antiup quark (outdoor_miner), Monday, 2 December 2019 00:22 (five months ago) link

Euler, If you are going to Kyoto there are amazing pickles there, make sure you have the local ochazuke (rice with pickles or fish on top, with tea poured over).

Visit the Sanzen-in temple in ohara, a short bus ride out of town. Ohara is famous for the purple Shizo leaf, on the walk up to Sanzen in is the Shibayaku pickle store. Try the Shibazuke.

If you need more japan tips just hit me up.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 2 December 2019 08:33 (five months ago) link

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