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?
Umami-rich seaweed is popping up in the most unexpected ways. At the new Nashville restaurant Rolf and Daughters, chef Philip Krajeck is whipping momoya, a seaweed-and-dashi paste, into butter.
Slow cooking one and a half pounds of fresh tomatoes with basil and herbs and spices creates what is roughly the equivalent of tomato gold: sweet and sticky jam.