Half-Sour Cucumbers, Nukazuke-style

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009


I judge a proper deli as much by the crispness of its half-sours as by the tenderness of its brisket. Recently, I stumbled upon an easy way to make them using some of the fruits of my nukazuke labor.


Cucumber Stuffed with Perilla and Ginger

Thursday, February 26th, 2009


This pickle is currently my favorite quick pickle. Astonishing, really, that four naked ingredients can meld together so beautifully, so gently, so easily.