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lacto-fermented… musical instrument?

November 29, 2013

This is too amazing not to share.

A microbial instrument, made with the off-gassing from fermented foods like kim chi. It’s haunting!

Fermentophone from Joshua Pablo Rosenstock.


my favorite foods and flavors

November 3, 2013

ah, the childlike love for lists of our favorite things. the same funny holdover from childhood that makes pinterest so popular.

allspice, artichoke, avocado, balsamic, blackberry, bleu cheese, blueberry, butter, caramel, cashew, cinnamon, crab, cream, date, fig, fish, ginger, goat cheese, hickory, honey, hops, lemon-dill, mango, sesame, smokey, sorrel, spicy, strawberry, sweet, toffee, vanilla, walnut, yogurt.

my favorite smell is cedar/pine/vanilla/spice, and my favorite number is…. just kidding.

lists! a great source of comfort.


two hundred “likes”

November 7, 2012

these recipes just received their two hundredth LIKE!

thank you so much to everyone around the world who supports this project!

as of today, this project has almost six thousand views from NINETY-SIX countries around the world!


hello to visitors from around the world!

October 1, 2012

Since February 2012, these recipes have had visitors from:

Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Martinique, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Réunion, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands.

(120 countries out of 206!)


I am so happy to see you here! Don’t be shy. Please leave a comment! Teach me how your family makes something, or share what you think about a recipe you tried!

I’d love to see a community of people sharing their experiences and preferences so we can all learn more!



February 2, 2012

it arrived

i am squealing delightedly

thank you so much again to this site for hosting the contest that hooked me up with a free food processor!


tonight’s dinner

January 28, 2012

sourdough cornbread

leftover khichri

leftover chicken that had been marinated and cooked in a simple rice-wine-vinegar-hoisin-tamari-sherry sauce

orange-grape juice spiked with juniper bitters

and for dessert, caramel ice cream with crushed cookies on top (the cookies were passed out during lunch for free! why? something about jesus; i’m not sure, i was too busy eating cookies.)

prep time: < 5 minutes (well, except the cornbread)



January 11, 2012

from kate at

check her out, leave her some love, and then come visit me at my home so i have an excuse to mash up an enormous fresh salsa, bake some bread, and fry up some lacto-fermented dosai. stay tuned soon for a post dedicated to my favorite food processor recipes!


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