Fermenting Food UK: exploring fermentation and trying out tasty and healthy recipes

Cabbage ready to be chopped for the making of sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is one of the most famous fermented foods and is really easy to make and packed full of pro biotics. In the video that accompanies this article I explain the process in 1 minute and 37 seconds. It really is that easy.
what you will need to make fermented pickled red cabbage

I've always loved pickled red cabbage but the stuff you buy in the supermarkets is just red cabbage in vineger. I wanted to make it the (probably) traditional way. By fermenting it, just like sauerkraut, except using red cabbage.
Slices of sourdough bread

I had a sourdough epiphany! I discovered what real bread is while making my third loaf of sourdough bread. It was delicious, it was food.
My first home made sourdough using wild starter

Sourdough bread, I've made the starter now what do I do? In this post I describe the process of making my first sourdough loaf and what it tasted like.
Finally the sourdough is bubbling and looking like it is fermenting

My first attempt at making a sourdough starter from scratch using just flour and water and naturally occurring yeast and bacteria.
Kimchi starting to ferment

Kimchi is a traditional fermented dish from Korea. This is my take on kimchi using ingredients that are easily available in the UK.
Sourdough in a breadmaker

My first attempt at making sourdough with a panasonic breadmaker. The resulting loaf was tasty, but was it really sourdough?
Kefir grains

Kefir is touted as a health drink, but where do you get it from and what the heck do you do with it. Here's my first dealings with kefir and kefir grains.