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Willem-tafelzuur (pickles) with leftover radishes

The process of fermentation can be used to extend the shelf life of your vegetables, add flavour to your cheeses and even grow new bio-materials. Amsterdam pickling company Lepelboom wants you to join in on the art of fermentation and shares their "Willem" tafelzuur recipe. All you need are some leftover radishes, vinegar, sugar and herbs. Give it a try!

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Willem tafelzuur - Pickled radishes by Lepelboom. With special thanks to Cornelissen Fresh Food for their left over vegetables. Lepelboom, Cornelissen Fresh Food

With: Lepelboom

What you’ll need:

1 kg radishes (mishapen, leftover or new)
400 ml appelcider vinegar
45 gr sugar
1 lemon (60 ml, juice)
3 gr salt
1,5 red chilli (dried)
3 gr lemongrass powder

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A huge pile of left over radishes - Liz Kunst

What you’ll do:

1 ) Cut the radishes (quarters or thin slices) / clean them, no sand nor green leaves.
2) Mix everything, except for the red pepper, in a pan and bring to a boil (until the sugar melts)
3) Clean your jar by placing it in boiled water for about 10 minutes. Including the lid.
4) Slice the chili and place in the jar
5) Add the radishes
6) Pour the boiled mixture over the radishes
7) Close the lid (tight!) and place in boiling water for 10 minutes
8) When opened, keep refrigerated

Experiment!

Off course you can use plenty of other combinations of herbs, vegetables, vinegars and procedures. Feel free to share your results!

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Carrying the radishes - Over 200 kilo of miss-shaped radishes were given to us by Cornelissen Fresh Food. These radishes are normally thrown out because of their abnormal shape and size. We decided to save them an invited the visitors of Zuur to create their own jar of Willem Tafelzuur. The workshop and recipe was given by Lepelboom. Liz Kunst

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Cleaning the radishes - Over 200 kilo of miss-shaped radishes were given to us by Cornelissen Fresh Food. These radishes are normally thrown out because of their abnormal shape and size. We decided to save them an invited the visitors of Zuur to create their own jar of Willem Tafelzuur. The workshop and recipe was given by Lepelboom. Liz Kunst

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Make your own pickles - Over 200 kilo of miss-shaped radishes were given to us by Cornelissen Fresh Food. These radishes are normally thrown out because of their abnormal shape and size. We decided to save them an invited the visitors of Zuur to create their own jar of Willem Tafelzuur. The workshop and recipe was given by Lepelboom. Liz Kunst

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Coocking the vinegar, sugar and herb mixture for the pickled radisches - Over 200 kilo of miss-shaped radishes were given to us by Cornelissen Fresh Food. These radishes are normally thrown out because of their abnormal shape and size. We decided to save them an invited the visitors of Zuur to create their own jar of Willem Tafelzuur. The workshop and recipe was given by Lepelboom. Liz Kunst

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Fill your jar with left over radishes - Over 200 kilo of miss-shaped radishes were given to us by Cornelissen Fresh Food. These radishes are normally thrown out because of their abnormal shape and size. We decided to save them an invited the visitors of Zuur to create their own jar of Willem Tafelzuur. The workshop and recipe was given by Lepelboom. Liz Kunst

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Radishes ready to be pickles - Over 200 kilo of miss-shaped radishes were given to us by Cornelissen Fresh Food. These radishes are normally thrown out because of their abnormal shape and size. We decided to save them an invited the visitors of Zuur to create their own jar of Willem Tafelzuur. The workshop and recipe was given by Lepelboom. Liz Kunst

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Your own jar of Willem Tafel Zuur - Over 200 kilo of miss-shaped radishes were given to us by Cornelissen Fresh Food. These radishes are normally thrown out because of their abnormal shape and size. We decided to save them an invited the visitors of Zuur to create their own jar of Willem Tafelzuur. The workshop and recipe was given by Lepelboom. Lepelboom