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.
There are many kinds of pickled Chinese vegetables, but this is a refreshing sweet and spicy pickled Chinese cabbage made with aromatic Sichuan peppercorns.