About Fermenters Kitchen

Hello! I’m Katie, mom, hobby fermenter, gardener, canner, and boundless experimenter. Here at Fermenters Kitchen, our team of enthusiasts aim to encourage readers to embark on a fermentation journey with us, one bubbly jar at a time.

Our Approach

The Fermenters Kitchen blog is designed to be a free resource for anyone interested in learning more about fermenting, canning, and pickling foods.

As we learn and grow our topics will too.

Our information comes from research and the real-life experiences of our contributors. We aim to simply provide information and knowledge in a way that will allow individuals to make more informed and more proactive choices on how to prepare and enjoy fermented foods.

Our Story

We started the Fermenters Kitchen Blog because, as newbies to fermenting we were tired of searching for advice on how to make and troubleshoot the fermentation process only to find that the majority of advice out there was not that helpful.

If you are just getting started with fermenting your first batch of sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, or any other fermented food, I hope that you will find Fermenters Kitchen as a great place to help you answer questions that arise along the way. 

Questions such as:

How to keep veggies submerged under the brine?

What are those black spots on my tempeh?

How do I keep fermented hot sauce from separating?

How do you freeze Kefir grains without ruining them?

Which store-bought brands of sauerkraut have probiotics?

What is a good substitute for shrimp paste?

What are some natural sources of tannins to make crunchy pickles?

These answers often were missing from regular advice online, so we created this blog.

The Disclaimer

The operators of this blog are not doctors or nutritionists and are not offering medical advice.  If you have any health issues or health-related concerns, you should always consult a medical professional before beginning any kind of treatment protocol. This blog is simply a resource meant to provide additional information related to eating and preparing a variety of fermented foods and drinks.