Making sauerkraut from scratch is not only a rewarding experience it is also fairly easy to do. If you’re new to the traditional art of fermentation, homemade sauerkraut is a great place to start. Let’s get started!
RECLAIMING A LOST SKILL
Before modern conveniences like refrigerators and freezers found a place in every home, folks needed a way to preserve their harvest.
While root cellars were excellent for storing potatoes, squash and other hardy produce, a lot would have gone to waste without a means of preservation.
Fermentation is an art that goes way back and is a means to preserve produce, dairy, and even fish.
Today it’s a skill that is slowly being reclaimed, although in some parts of the world it still lives strong (ex. Korea’s totally healthy obsession with kimchi).
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While you can ferment pretty much anything, today we’ll be looking at how to make sauerkraut from scratch.…