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Russian grocery by my house has TONS of fermented stuff. What is good?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 16, 2012 at 5:04 AM

I dont even know where to start researching! What should I look for?

Also I picked up a package of honeycomb. There was no indication if it had been processed in any way and I cannot think of a reason they would actually heat it?? Any way to tell? It is suspiciously golden and clear- not cloudy?

54f75fb54778cfa947990bec1175307a

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on September 18, 2012
at 03:22 AM

Mmm, these must be the best ones! The uglier fermented stuff looks and smells the better it is :)

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on September 17, 2012
at 10:47 AM

Im pretty sure the jar with no lable and "ugly"looking pickles is local:)

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on September 17, 2012
at 07:44 AM

Looks like I need some kvass=)

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on September 17, 2012
at 07:44 AM

I cannot read Russian and the shop keepers dont speak English all that well. Is there a way to know if something is unpasteurized or not?

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on September 17, 2012
at 04:19 AM

If they have kvass, I highly recommend it. Juice from fermented beets. Good stuff.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on September 17, 2012
at 04:18 AM

Second that! Raw ferments, not cooked in a can.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on September 16, 2012
at 12:43 PM

Oh, and just be absolutely sure that this fermented stuff is *unpasteurized.* Otherwise, it's not awesome.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on September 16, 2012
at 12:41 PM

Whoa! That's awesome! Where do you live?

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61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on September 16, 2012
at 04:48 PM

JEALOUS!!!

I have never bought fermented food, always made it myself, but if they have any of this stuff give it a try, they're my faves!

  • cauliflower
  • green tomatoes
  • hot peppers
  • garlic
  • sauerkraut

I bet they would also have kvass, which I haven't tried yet but I have heard wondrous things about.

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on September 17, 2012
at 07:44 AM

Looks like I need some kvass=)

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43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986

on September 17, 2012
at 03:12 PM

Russians pickle watermelon!

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54f75fb54778cfa947990bec1175307a

on September 17, 2012
at 08:24 AM

Look for pickled tomatoes, they are amazing. Both red and green tomatoes get pickled, they are both great but very different in taste. Also fermented watermelon is great.

Be careful with kvas though, all kvas that I managed to found was mass produce soft drink-like crap.

Unfortunately russian stores I've seen so far sell mostly canned stuff of pretty low quality, which even doesn't come from Russia anyway.

But maybe you're lucky and they sell some locally made pickles.

54f75fb54778cfa947990bec1175307a

(665)

on September 18, 2012
at 03:22 AM

Mmm, these must be the best ones! The uglier fermented stuff looks and smells the better it is :)

C836b2644e7319bb957fbb794a97708e

on September 17, 2012
at 10:47 AM

Im pretty sure the jar with no lable and "ugly"looking pickles is local:)

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