Is Fermented Brine the Best Meat Marinade?

I just read an article over at Serious Eats about the effect of different types of acid in meat marinades. The article was meant to compare yogurt-based marinades to other kinds using acetic (vinegar) or citric acid, but a key part of the testing involved removing all the other things that make up yogurt, so that the acids could be compared directly. The lactic acid…

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Getting Started: Essential Equipment

So you want to make some pickles, do you? Or maybe miso, or beer? There are certain items that I have found essential which serve inter-disciplinary purposes. The first and most important thing that you must procure is… Time! I know that’s a snarky way of starting a guide about equipment, but it’s the single underlying principle that makes the whole thing work. In the…

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