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From authentic Korean kimchi, Indian chutney, and Japanese tsukemono to innovative combinations ranging from mild to delightfully spicy, the time-honored traditions of Asian pickling are made simple and accessible in this DIY guide.Asian Pickles introduces the unique ingredients and techniques used in Asian pickle-making, including a vast array of quick pickles for the novice pickler, and numerous techniques that take more adventurous cooks beyond the basic brine. With fail-proof instructions, a selection of helpful resources, and more than seventy-five of the most sought-after pickle recipes from the East--Korean Whole Leaf Cabbage Kimchi, Japanese Umeboshi, Chinese Preserved Vegetable, Indian Coconut-Cilantro Chutney, Vietnamese Daikon and Carrot Pickle, and more--Asian Pickles is your passport to explore this region's preserving possibilities. serving horizon with fail-proof instructions and a selection of helpful resources.
A DIY guide to making the salty, sweet, and pungent pickles of China, featuring 15 recipes with innovative ingredients and new techniques. Cooks are looking for new pickling frontiers, and the natural standout is Asia, with its diverse array of pickled products and flavors that wow the palate. Asian Pickles: China introduces techniques for creating authentic and creative Chinese pickled foods such as Preserved Mustard Greens, Radish in Chile Oil, Sour Celery and Red Pepper, and Szechuan Cucumbers with Orange and Almond. This title also includes some essential condiments that elevate Chinese food at home, such as XO Sauce and fire-spiked Chile Oil. The Asian Pickles series targets the eager audience of DIY food enthusiasts, backyard farmers, armchair foragers, and pickle fans who have cut their teeth on putting food into jars, pantries, and freezers and who are now hungry for the next course of culinary challenges and kitchen inspiration.
A DIY guide to making the tangy pickles of India, featuring recipes ranging from traditional chutney and achar to new combinations using innovative ingredients and techniques. For Asian food aficionados as well as preservers and picklers looking for new frontiers, India's diverse and sometimes spicy array of pickled products and innovative flavor pairings will wow the palate. In Asian Pickles: India, respected cookbook author and culinary project maven Karen Solomon introduces readers to the unique ingredients used in Indian pickle-making, and numerous techniques beyond the basic brine. For the novice pickler, Solomon also includes a vast array of quick pickles with easy-to-find ingredients. Featuring 15 of the most sought-after Indian pickle recipes--including Coconut-Mint Chutney, Sour Mango Pickle, Cauliflower Pickle, and more--Asian Pickles: India will help you explore a new preserving horizon with fail-proof instructions and a selection of helpful resources.
A DIY guide to making the salty, sweet, tangy, and sometimes spicy pickles of Japan, featuring 16 recipes for traditional tsukemono as well as new favorites with innovative ingredients and techniques. For Asian food aficionados and preservers and picklers looking for new frontiers, the natural standout is Japan's diverse array of pickled products and innovative flavor pairings that wow the palate. In Asian Pickles: Japan, respected cookbook author and culinary project maven Karen Solomon introduces readers to the unique ingredients used in Japanese pickle-making, such as koji rice, fermented rice bran, shiso leaf, miso, soy sauce, and numerous other techniques beyond the basic vinegar brine. And for the novice pickler, Solomon also includes a vast array of quick pickles with easily-accessible ingredients. Featuring the most sought-after Japanese pickle recipes--including Pickled Ginger, Umeboshi, and more--plus beautiful photography, Asian Pickles: Japan will help you explore a new preserving horizon with fail-proof instructions and additional resources.
A DIY guide to making the salty, sweet, tangy, and sometimes spicy pickles of Korea, featuring 15 recipes ranging from traditional kimchi to new favorites with innovative ingredients and techniques. For Asian food aficionados as well as preservers and picklers looking for new frontiers, the natural standout is Korea's diverse array of pickled products and innovative flavor pairings that wow the palate. In Asian Pickles: Korea, respected cookbook author and culinary project maven Karen Solomon introduces readers to the unique ingredients used in Korean pickle-making, such as salted shrimp, fermented red pepper paste, sweet rice porridge, perilla leaf, and numerous other techniques beyond the basic brine. And for the novice pickler, Solomon also includes a vast array of quick pickles with easy-to-find ingredients. Featuring the most sought-after Korean pickle recipes--including Whole-Leaf Napa Cabbage Kimchi, Sesame Spinach, Stuffed Eggplant Kimchi, and more--Asian Pickles: Korea will help you explore a new preserving horizon with fail-proof instructions and a selection of additional helpful resources.
Have you ever wanted to . . . Bottle your own soda? Press your own tofu? Smoke your own cheese? Boil your own bagels? Ferment your own miso? Can your own tomatoes? Roast your own coffee? Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It walks you through a slew of satisfying culinary projects to stock your larder and shower your friends with artisan foods and drinks, kitchen staples, and utterly addictive snacks. Karen Solomon--veteran food writer, kitchen explorer, and author of Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It--brings forth a new collection of 75-plus recipes for condiments (Plum Catsup), cereals (Cornflakes), crunchy snacks (Tortilla Chips), beverages (Soy Milk), and more. Whether you're a beginning or seasoned home cook, you'll be inspired to pump up the power of your pantry. With detailed instruction on essential techniques, time commitments for each project (from 20 minutes to 2 hours to a weekend), and labeling and wrapping tips, Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It will help you get creative in the kitchen. So leave the grocery aisle's mass-produced packaging and mystery ingredients behind and join the urban homesteading revolution as you whip up a bevy of jars, bottles, and bags full of outstanding hand-labeled eats.From the Hardcover edition.
Do you relish the joys of hot toast spread with your own homemade butter and jam? Love to dazzle your friends with jars and tins of choice goodies-all created by you? The kitchen is a paradise for crafty cooks, and whether you're a newcomer to the realm of amateur artisanal edibles or a seasoned food crafter on the prowl for your next batch of appetizing challenges, Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It has recipes galore for you (75, to be exact). Projects range from perfect pantry staples (Butter, Crackers, Pasta) to festive giftables (Toasted Walnut Brandy, Lemon Curd, Peanut Butter Cups); some give quick gratification (Mayonnaise, Rumkirschen, Potato Chips), while others reward patience (Gravlax, Ricotta Salata, Kimchee). Practical prep-ahead and storage instructions accompany each recipe, several give variations (like Caramelized Onion and Thyme Butter-yum), and most share ideas on how to use it, serve it, and give it away. Complete with color photographs and the accumulated wisdom of author Karen Solomon's years of food crafting, Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It is your one-stop resource for turning your culinary inspiration into a pantry full of hand-labeled, better-than-store-bought creationsKaren Solomon is a food and lifestyle writer and veteran culinary tinkerer and food crafter. She is the author of The Cheap Bastard's Guide to San Francisco, a contributor to San Francisco magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle, and a former editor and columnist for the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She has also contributed to Chow! San Francisco Bay Area, the SF Zagat Guide, and dozens of Bay Area and national publications. She lives with her partner, son, and food-focused dachshund in (you guessed it) San Francisco, California. Reach her at www.ksolomon.com.
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