Fermented Foods: Tasty and Healthy Delights from Different Cultures

A bowl of freshly made kimchi, a traditional Korean appetizer, featuring seasoned and fermented cabbage with a mix of spices and herbs, presented on a woven mat with a pair of wooden chopsticks on the side.

Throughout history, cultures the world over have used fermentation to enhance nutrition and derive other unique qualities from foods. Historically, fermentation was also an important means of extending a food’s life unaided by refrigeration. It’s said laborers building the Great Wall of China invented sauerkraut to secure a food source during the non-growing season. Beer […]