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?
As familiar to Koreans as beachu (cabbage kimchi), kkagdugi is made with spicy paste and simple cubed radish (i use daikon but Korean radish is the real deal) and scallions for veg.
Adding beets to spicy radish kimchi, this recipe adds the "earth" element to a "fire" recipe!
My staple recipe for radish cube kimchi made from Korean daikon radishes ("moo"), spring greens, and plenty of powdered chili. Authentic spicing, with fermented shrimp paste and plenty of garlic.
Think you've done everything you can with radishes? This quick, easy kimchi-inspired pickle will open your eyes. The hardest part is waiting 24 hours before eating. Via NYTimes.com
Kimchi is spicy, hot, sour and, like most fermented vegetables, very healthy. High in fiber, low in calories and fat, packed with vitamin C and carotene, it is a real wonder food and a highly addictive delight.