Mixed Kojis and the Dregs

At one of our monthly forums we had lots of already cooked, organic Carolina Gold rice leftover. We also had lots of soybean pulp, or okara, leftover from making tofu. Okara has a large amount of protein that like other beans and grains and seeds makes a tasty miso. Remember …

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One Bucket Miso

4 TB/66 grams coarse sea salt (plus a little extra) 3 cans/650 grams canned cooked drained beans (see note below) 2 1/2 cups/567 grams rice koji 1 cup/245 grams bean liquid Don’t obsess over the weights of things for this recipe. Just use the first figures given for each ingredient. …

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Miso Making Lists

Before we post the very extensive description of how we make miso we offer this list so you recognize that if you can only access the following things you can still make great miso: a gallon size, food safe container (not metal) canned beans koji salt Paper bags or clean …

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 25, 2019– Release of Ferment.Works new book. culturesgroup’s Ken Fornataro discusses and gives recipes for a country style sake called doboroku, vinegar, and a quick amasake. He also discusses the sake industry in the US. Best-selling fermentation authors Kirsten and Christopher Shockey explore a whole new realm of …

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Third, Make Corn Miso

This miso is a very special miso for us. We use it not only with fresh seafood, especially shellfish and grilled vegetables, but also for several dishes we grew up on. These include gachas with rabbit or fresh bacon, polenta cakes fried in thick green olive oil and cloves of …

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Second, Mark the Steps

Making miso is like planning out the steps (choreography) for a performance. The steps don’t have to be elaborate. You just have to make sure that all the participants are ready and capable of doing them – and that some show hog like the ever present bacteria Bacillus subtilis doesn’t …

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Douchi and Hamma Natto

Most people know them as little, raisin looking salty and pungent black beans or fermented beans. They are also called douchi or taucho. They are typically made from soybeans, often black soybeans. You can also use the yellow soybeans but they will eventually turn black anyway. There are also different …

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Talking Shih, Recipe and Event Update

At the event at Resobox in the East Village you will experience: how to make miso (味噌) how to make shio-koji (塩糀) how to make misodama (味噌玉) how to make takikomi gohan (味噌炊き込みご飯) how to make kimchi base for fast kimchi (because summer is coming!) The point of all these …

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Koji Essentials for Busy People

You’ll see demonstrations of how to make miso (味噌) how to make shio-koji (塩糀) how to make takikomi gohan how to make misodama (味噌玉) how to make a refrigerated kimchi base You’ll learn how to prepare things to use with these things – like a hundred zucchini you can’t deal …

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