Sauerkraut, Comfort Food from the Old World

SauerkrautIn many countries, sauerkraut is as popular a comfort food as chicken soup. Sauerkraut (German for sour cabbage) is made by fermenting finely cut cabbage, and it is either eaten by itself or used as a condiment for various traditional foods.

Sauerkraut’s Flavorful History

In Food History, a blog coordinated by Chefs Stephen Block and Stephen Halloway, the two food history buffs mention that, Although sauerkraut – German for ‘sour cabbage’ – is thought of as a German invention, Chinese laborers building the Great Wall of China over 2,000 years ago ate it as standard fare. Chinese sauerkraut, made from shredded cabbage was fermented in RICE WINE. [Read more…]

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