The Science of Lactic Acid Fermentation: Pickles, Kraut, Kimchi, and More

When cabbage ferments into sauerkraut, cucumbers turn into full-sour dills, milk becomes yogurt, and plums transform into umeboshi, we have lactic acid–producing bacteria to thank. Let’s look at the science behind this type of fermentation.


When cabbage ferments into sauerkraut, cucumbers turn into full-sour dills, milk becomes yogurt, and plums transform into umeboshi, we have lactic acid–producing bacteria to thank. Let's look at the science behind this type of fermentation. Read More

How to Ferment Sourdough Properly

One of the key concepts to master for baking great sourdough bread is proper fermentation: This starts with a strong starter and continues through to proofing and baking.


One of the key concepts to master for baking great sourdough bread is proper fermentation: This starts with a strong starter and continues through to proofing and baking. Read More

Sourdough Rye Crackers With Coriander and Fennel

Leftover sourdough starter is transformed into these elegant crackers, flavored with coriander and fennel seed, rye flour, and sparkling wine.


Leftover sourdough starter is transformed into these elegant crackers, flavored with coriander and fennel seed, rye flour, and sparkling wine. Read More

Sourdough Dashi Scallion Pancakes

Instead of throwing your excess sourdough starter away, save it for these lacy and thin savory pancake that are seasoned lightly with dashi and flecked with fresh scallions.


Instead of throwing your excess sourdough starter away, save it for these lacy and thin savory pancake that are seasoned lightly with dashi and flecked with fresh scallions. Read More

Sourdough Bread (Pain au Levain)

This recipe produces a classic oval pain au levain—a sourdough loaf that’s lightly tangy and deeply flavorful.


This recipe produces a classic oval pain au levain—a sourdough loaf that's lightly tangy and deeply flavorful. Read More

Sourdough Starter

There’s no simple, one-size-fits-all recipe for a sourdough starter, but that doesn’t mean they’re hard to make. Here’s everything you need to know to get yours going with success.


There's no simple, one-size-fits-all recipe for a sourdough starter, but that doesn't mean they're hard to make. Here's everything you need to know to get yours going with success. Read More

The Science of Sourdough Starters

You don’t have to understand the the science of sourdough yeasts and bacteria to bake great sourdough bread, but it sure can help.


You don't have to understand the the science of sourdough yeasts and bacteria to bake great sourdough bread, but it sure can help. Read More

Copycat Chicken McNuggets With Sweet ‘n’ Sour Sauce

McDonald’s chicken nuggets are famous for their uniform and tender meat, savory flavor, and crisp coating. Here’s how to make a replica version at home.


McDonald's chicken nuggets are famous for their uniform and tender meat, savory flavor, and crisp coating. Here's how to make a replica version at home. Read More