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Japanese Onions

Watch this recipe on iTunesA Perfect CondimentThinly sliced and fermented Vidalia onions can liven many dishes with a complex sweet, sour, meaty, flavor. I love to add to scrambled eggs, fried rice, or that hidden "wow" in a salad or slaw.I want to show you how to make a pickle that uses secondary fermentation to make [...]

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Asian Pear Slaw

Watch this recipe on iTunes. Use cleaned and pre-cut slaw mix to speed-prep this exotic, crunchy fermented salad. Discover how fruits can mate with veggies to make a sweet and sour salad loaded with fresh enzymes, probiotic bacteria, and deliciousness. Punch it up with a little ginger, and star anise and discover Asian inspired flavors in [...]

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Moroccan Carrots

Watch this video on iTunes: Moroccan Carrots with Orange & Cinnamon - 1 Qt.The sun still shines with these bright pickles—romanced with orange and cinnamon. I converted the traditional North African recipe into a lacto-fermented version with beautiful results. You find this piquant pickle glowing among bountiful dishes at Moroccan banquets. - Recipe by Bill Hettig [...]

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Pickled French Fries

Watch on iTunes video podcast [3.00 min.]Pickled Fries You Heard me…. YES! Fast Food RepurposedLate winter can stir up crazy hankerings. Cabin fever put me into a fermenting funk and led to a venture through my wild and briny pickledom.It ultimately hatched a new category of lacto-pickle: Pickled Fries, and cured [...]

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Fermented Antipasto

Fermented Antipasto  Try Pre-Cut & Washed Veggies  for Time Saving PicklesAntipasto-bilitiesAntipasto is a catchall term from Italian cuisine meaning "before the pasta" or before the main course. It has morphed into a starter course which may have a long or short list of fermented and raw veggies, cured meats, cheeses, baked [...]

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Live Condiments on Cooked Food - Secret of the Elders

Cooked Food Topped with Live Culture Condiments Renatured Pickling - Bringing Cooked Food Back to "Life" While I was teaching a cooking class, a senior-citizen student of Finnish descent mentioned something that was a Eureka! moment for me. Having spent the better half of my adult life as a student of world cuisine and [...]

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Pickled Beets

Easy-Peasy Pickles Pickled Beets Spice Marries Herb in Simple Ceremony Here at Perfect Pickler we don’t make pickles, we make them simpler to make. Our focus for over twenty years now is to develop equipment and recipes so you—as a DIY fermenter—will become a healthier, more engaged cook. We were able to cast off grandma’s tiresome all-day affair with [...]

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Preserved Lemons

I make preserved lemons in the Perfect Pickler®. I still have them a year later to add to stews and salad dressings.Pint sized recipe will last for months.The basics are very simple: • source organic lemons if possible or lemons without wax• soak in water for 5 minutes, then lightly brush the skins • trim off both ends• [...]

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What is a Brine Pickle?

Brine pickles are more than "Dill Pickles." Did you know they can include so many different styles with many different ingredients?Our grandparents' heads would spin seeing the variety of pickles you can make with the Perfect PIckler. And you get to watch the transformation; they sit on your countertop and ferment over a few days. Into the fridge [...]

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