Now it fulfills my need for something sour in my wide range of food likes. And I fell in love with the dish Choucroute Garnie when I first went to Paris, served as it is there on a glamorous pedestal tray.
The process of making sauerkraut is one the ancient methods of preserving foods. It has a mere three ingredients: cabbage, salt and time. Take a head of cabbage, thin slice it or shred it. Toss it with salt. Put it in a glass or ceramic container and with minor human interference, sauerkraut happens. It’s a miracle of chemistry.
Article from The Kansas City Star, January 23, 2014, by Lou Jane Temple.