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?
This is a home-made copy of "taberu rayu", a delicious, but expensive Japanese chili, garlic and sesame crunchy sauce. Easy, quick, cheap and without taste enhancers, this is one of the most addictive condiments I know.