… exploring the road to umami.
In Mediamatic's exploration of expanding the horizon of food and cooking, fermented foods and beverages like Tempeh, Kefir and Kimchi play a central role.
Make your own Tofu from a batch of Soybeans
Why not savour the amazing qualities of soybeans by making tofu at home! Did you know that soybeans are largely indigestible? This is due to the presence of an enzyme inhibitor called protease trypsin inhibitor, which interferes with protein digestion. Soybeans also contain anti-nutritional…
The World's Smelliest Food is a Swedish Delicacy
Summer has finally come to an end. For those in northern Sweden it means one thing: surströmming season is here! Now, before you go off and text your Swedish friend, “Why wasn’t I invited to the surströmmingsskiva?” you will definitely want to know more about this notorious Swedish dish.
Make your own
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…
How do you brew beer?
Follow our step-by-step guide for home brewing a simple beer.
Brewing beer is easy! Besides investing in key equipment and ingredients, the process itself is not complicated. Give yourself a full day to make your first brew since it does take some time, and be prepared to wait a few weeks for it to ferment before you can crack open a bottle.