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  • Exploding rhubarb chutney wrecks retirement flat

    07/05/2013 2:11:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/5/2013 | Hayley Dixon
    The homemade preserve blew up in the fridge, ripping the door off of its hinges and rocking Margaret Goodwin’s flat as she lay asleep at 7am in the morning. When she went to see what the "bomb" was she found that her family photographs has been smashed by the fridge door as it was flung across the kitchen, knocking a chunk from the wall. The explosion had also temporarily lifted the ceiling, leaving cracks in the top of the wall, living room and porch, and blew the casing off an extractor fan. The rhubarb chutney, a gift from a friend,...
  • George Washington’s Rye Whiskey Going on Sale (@ Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia)

    03/26/2013 6:38:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 26, 2013 | Mary Katharine Ham
    George Washington’s rye whiskey going on sale Rye whiskey using George Washington’s own recipe will soon go on sale at the first president’s Mount Vernon estate in Virginia. The presidential home reconstructed Washington’s distillery and will make more than 1,100 bottles of unaged whiskey available beginning April 4. The bottles sell for $95 each. Mount Vernon says the rye is the most authentic version of Washington’s whiskey available. Washington was a detailed record keeper, and distillers used the same grain recipe and fermentation process as it was done 250 years ago. No word on whether it’ll be available online or...
  • 'Super' enzyme protects against dangers of oxygen

    01/31/2013 4:28:37 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | January 30, 2013 | NA
    Just like a comic book super hero, you could say that the enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD1) has a secret identity. Since its discovery in 1969, scientists believed SOD1's only role was to protect living cells against damage from free radicals. Now, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have discovered that SOD1 protects cells by regulating cell energy and metabolism. The results of their research were published January 17, 2013, in the journal Cell. Transforming oxygen to energy for growth is key to life for all living cells, which happens either through respiration or fermentation. When oxygen...
  • An Ode to Kraut - Or The Odious Cabbage

    10/02/2009 10:36:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 732+ views
    Wauwatosa Now ^ | Oct. 1, 2009 | Tom Gaertner
    A little more than three weeks ago I chopped a pile of garden cabbages and embarked upon another potentially dangerous kitchen experiment. I was determined to make sauerkraut. The recipe called for a pail (or crock), shredded cabbage and Kosher salt. It's easy. Simply layer the cabbage in the pail, sprinkle with salt and repeat. And allow the thoroughly natural process of decomposition to commence. As an aside - I would remind my 46 readers that you can do this yourself at home with little risk of injury. Other than chopping with a big, sharp chef's knife you will run...
  • King of Kraut: Bumper Cabbage Crop Fills Sauerkraut Jars

    09/15/2009 9:17:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 102 replies · 2,294+ views
    Rapid City Journal ^ | Wednesday, September 09, 2009 | Jomay Steen
    Talk to local gardeners, and they’re going to talk about the late spring and the unusually cool summer growing season. In that monologue, you’re going to hear about the so-so onions and slow tomatoes, but also about the stupendous production of cabbages, broccoli and cauliflower. Charles Szakacs reaped the benefits of a cool growing season when his Copenhagen cabbages more than doubled their weight and size. These select giant cabbages weighed around 19 pounds, but more came in at 15 and 16 pounds a head. “I picked one batch of 14 cabbages that weighed 183 pounds,” he said. On the...
  • Drunk Badger Blocks German Road

    07/08/2009 12:34:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies · 1,786+ views
    AFP ^ | 7/8/09
    German police called to clear a road of a dead badger found the animal in question had in fact gorged itself on over-ripe, fermented cherries and, blind drunk, staggered out into the middle of the road. "The animal's stomach had turned the fruit to alcohol and the badger was, to put it crudely, drunk as a skunk," said a police statement on Wednesday. "In addition, the badger was suffering from diarrhoea studded with cherry stones." Prodding the reluctant beast with a stick, officers managed to persuade it to leave the road near the town of Goslar in northwestern Germany and...
  • Fermentation Fascination

    06/11/2009 3:21:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 323+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligence ^ | Tuesday, June 9, 2009 | TARA DUGGAN
    Philip Sweet crossed over to the other side while volunteering at the Pickle Pavilion at last year's Slow Food Nation in San Francisco. He became fascinated with fermentation and the variety of ways people pickle around the globe. "People are pickling everything," he says. "It opened up a whole new world to me." As Sweet's work as an event planner slowed in recent months, he and a friend created Urban Peasant SF, an organization devoted to traditional food-preservation methods. Last month, they organized a class on fermented beverages; during the same period, Bay Area aficionados flocked to an all-day fermentation...
  • First Fermentation Festival Offers Food, Facts, Fun

    05/14/2009 1:54:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 194+ views
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat ^ | Thursday, May 14, 2009 | MICHELE ANNA JORDAN
    Several years in the making, the inaugural Freestone Fermentation Festival, founded by Michael Stusser of Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary in downtown Freestone, takes place from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at Salmon Creek School (1935 Bohemian Highway, Freestone). From noon to 4:30 p.m., there will be lectures, demonstrations, workshops and exhibits that cover such topics as how to make sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha and compost tea (for your garden, silly). Vintner and fermentation master Lou Preston has promised a cabbage stomp. Clover Stornetta is among the exhibitors and we suspect their delicious new kefir will be on display. If you love...
  • DIY Sauerkraut: The Power of a Fermented Powerhouse

    04/10/2009 2:51:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 1,274+ views
    Examiner ^ | Mark Sisson
    There has been a lot of talk in recent health news on the power of fermented foods. Items like sauerkraut, miso, tempeh, kefir and kimchee receive nutritional gold stars for their ability to boost the healthy flora in our digestive tract and in our immune system. While all fermented foods contain health benefits, sauerkraut stands out as the grandfather of them all. This fermented cabbage dish dates back to the first century A.D. and its roster of health attributes makes it nothing less than a fermented powerhouse. Sauerkraut contains an abundance of lactobacilli, a kind of healthy probiotic, in addition...
  • Advanced biofuels: Ethanol, schmethanol

    09/27/2007 11:52:20 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies · 619+ views
    The Economist ^ | September 27, 2007 | The Economist
    Everyone seems to think that ethanol is a good way to make cars greener. Everyone is wrong SOMETIMES you do things simply because you know how to. People have known how to make ethanol since the dawn of civilisation, if not before. Take some sugary liquid. Add yeast. Wait. They have also known for a thousand years how to get that ethanol out of the formerly sugary liquid and into a more or less pure form. You heat it up, catch the vapour that emanates, and cool that vapour down until it liquefies. The result burns. And when Henry Ford...
  • Ancient Brewery Discovered On Mountain Top In Peru

    07/28/2004 7:51:19 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 543+ views
    Eurekalert ^ | 7-27-2004 | Greg Borzo
    Public release date: 27-Jul-2004 Contact: Greg Borzo 312-665-7106 Field Museum Ancient brewery discovered on mountain top in Peru Field Museum online expedition still in progress describes discovery of 'Beer of Kings' Archaeologists discover a 1,000-year-old brewery from the Wari Empire's occupation of Cerro Baúl, a mountaintop city in the Andes. Remains of the brewery were well preserved because a fire set when the brewery was closed made the walls collapse over the materials. Photo by Patrick Ryan Williams, courtesy of The Field Museum CHICAGO--Archaeologists working in southern Peru found an ancient brewery more than 1,000 years old. Remains of...
  • Irate teacher nabbed for throwing stones

    10/12/2002 8:02:35 PM PDT · by dighton · 14 replies · 296+ views
    Mainichi Shimbun ^ | 10/12/2002
    MOROYAMA, Saitama -- A junior high school teacher who threw stones at the roof of a rice shop here, breaking a tile, was arrested after a police officer caught him in the act, law enforcers said.The 49-year-old teacher, Wataru Shimizu, was arrested for damaging property. Police said six similar stone-throwing incidents had left the rice shop damaged, and they were investigating Shimizu’s involvement.Shimizu said he threw the stones after becoming infuriated that a car belonging to the rice shop had been parked on neighboring land that he owned. “The rice-shop car was parked on my field without permission, and I...