Ever hear of kombucha? It's a fermented drink that some people think tastes great. Other people think it tastes wretched. Regardless, a lot of people believe it's good for you. It's said to heighten energy. And evangelists claim it's rich with probiotics for the belly. Anyway, it's also outrageously expensive to buy. Four bucks and change per 16 ounce serving if you buy at your typical upscale organic retailer. But it's just fermented liquid and we sour dough lovers know fermentation. So a friend named Corrin Crone Phillips sent me the basics of do-it-yourself kombacha kit. It starts with the core of fermentation known as a"scoby," the bottling containers, and the other ingredients to brew it. So I'm trying. Stay tuned.
In one of our first interviews from 2005, we invited Jacques Pepin into our kitchen. Years previously, Stir the Pots...