Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
You don't have to grow your peppers from seed, like Joe does, to make fermented chili paste (although it's awfully fun). Whether the ingredients come from your yard or your farmers market, this zesty condiment will spice up stir-frys, eggs & more.
Making your own Chinese hot chili paste (la jiao jiang)which is perfect in Lanzhou pulled noodle soup. It's also great for spicing up a stir fry or as a dumpling dipping sauce.