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?
Got the winter blues? Bacon is the cure. Cure and smoke your own nitrate-free Sichuan-style bacon for noodle dishes, fried rice, braised beef, and this spicy cabbage stir-fry.
Wild fermented cabbage sauerkraut with sichuan spices add to crank the flavour up.
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.
Dried Moroccan-style preserved lemon peel and toasted Szechuan peppercorns—ground into a spectacular condiment.
Red Bean Paste is a great tasting Asian condiment. Fill pastries, make ice cream, or top savory dishes. And,it's easy to prepare.
Kumquats were made for this.
Chinese soy sauce chicken galantine with ginger-scallion oil.
A slightly spicy, sweet and sour condiment for use as a dipping sauce, in cooking, or as a glaze for roasts, Chinese Plum Sauce is a quick and easy canning project.
A zesty, Asian-influenced homemade steak sauce that dances on the palate.
There are many kinds of pickled Chinese vegetables, but this is a refreshing sweet and spicy pickled Chinese cabbage made with aromatic Sichuan peppercorns.