Birthday Loot

My wife bought the fermentation jar you see above for my birthday today, and I am pretty stoked. I’ve been wanting to make my own pickles, sauerkraut and kimchee for a while now so this is perfect. It’s under $10 and available here. I’m looking forward to finding the most natural and healthy pickling methods around, so if you have any suggestions please send them my way.

She also got me Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking Vol 1. I think it’ll give me insight into some hearty, full-fat French culinary methods that I can use as a baseline in the future. I’ve found that my cooking instincts have eerily fallen in line with French culinary style, so this may really push me to refining my taste.

4 thoughts on “Birthday Loot

  1. Those are great birthday gifts Russ. We got hooked on Julia’s French cookbook after salavating over the Julie/Julia movie and have made some great things out of there. I refuse to bone a duck but by the end of the summer, I’ve promised Charlie the Lobster Termidor. Try the crepe recipe in a paleo style if you can because crepes open up a whole new world of fun cooking and are delicious.


    1. Thanks Katie. To be honest I haven’t even tried one recipe out of the book yet; I have a hard time remembering to flip through cookbooks when I’m looking for inspiration :(

      I’ll definitely get to it soon though…


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