Food Find: Kimchi from Fab Ferments

May 6, 2010

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Those lovable hippies over at Fab Ferments had me at Kimchi. You know about kimchi, right? It’s any one of numerous traditional Korean pickled dishes made of vegetables with varied seasonings. This one is hot Korean sauerkraut and is spicy, tart and adds a surprising depth of flavor to pork, beef, rice and even egg dishes.

Cincinnati’s own Fab Ferments uses ancient preservation techniques to naturally ferment small batches of it for three to five weeks in stonewear crocks. And unlike a lot of mass produced varieties, theirs doesn’t rely on vinegar or sugar to start fermentation.

In addition to kimchi, Fab Ferments makes a number of other traditional fermented foods like sauerkraut, pickled vegetables, beet kvass, and kombucha. And while their company motto stems from a belief that natural food leads to better long-term health, I just really, really like the taste. Plus, I love the fact that they only use local, pesticide free produce and that all of their ingredients come from organic and/or sustainable local farms.

Though on the expensive side ($10. 00 for 16oz re-usable glass jar), you’re paying for quality here.

Shushenskoye The following is a list of places you can buy it (and believe me when I say you’re going to want to buy it):

  • Mayberry: 915 Vine Street, 45202/ph: (513) 381-5559
  • Melt: 4165 Hamilton Avenue, 45223/ph: (513) 681-6358
  • Park + Vine: 1109 Vine Street, 45202/ph: (513) 721-7275
  • Whole Foods Market: 2693 Edmondson Rd, 45209/ph: (513) 531-8015
  • Whole Foods Market: 5805 Deerfield Blvd, 45040/ Ph: (513) 398-9358
  • Aquarius Star & Shangri-La Spiritual Center & Om Café: 329 Ludlow Ave, 45209/ph: (513) 381-3436
  • Clifton Natural Foods: 169 W McMillan St, 45219/ph: (513) 961-6111
  • FUNKtionality(flexible for pick ups, call for hours): 3928 Edwards Road, 45209/ph: (513) 236-9779
  • Lucky John’s Slow Food Market: 2550 Woodburn Ave, 45206/ph: (513) 979-4829
  • Loving Cafe: 6227 Montgomery Rd, 45213/ph: (513) 731-2233
  • Eat Food For Life Farm Store: 14360 Mangen Road, 45388/ ph: (419) 336-5433

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JaytheBigLug May 6, 2010 at 1:31 pm

@Epiventures @bshermcincy I swear by Fab Ferment’s Spicy Dill – it’s terrific!


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