Life Depends Upon Rot

Rotten food is what keeps you alive. You eat fresh food and the workings of your guts rot it in a day. Don’t believe me? Look at what comes out of the other end of you and tell me if that’s not rotten. Controlling the rotting process also leads to some really good rotting foods that we commonly eat. Cheeses come to mind immediately. Curdled milk is ‘inoculated’ with good bacteria, which, with proper care lead to delicious food.

Look for ways to take fresh produce from your garden or farmer’s market and give the rotting process a head start by fermenting it. Sauerkraut is the easiest to do this way, and what you end up with is tart and tasty. Vastly superior to the canned or bottled ‘sauerkraut’ that you can buy from Vlassic or Del Monte.

Here are some other great ideas, courtesy of today’s New York Times:

Pickled Peaches with Sweet Spices


Refrigerator Corn Relish


Green Beans


I plan on trying all of these. Rotten is really good.

About dcarmack

I am an instrument technician at the electric utility servicing the Kansas City Missouri metropolitan area. I am in the IBEW, Local 412. I was trained to be a nuclear power plant operator in the USN and served on submarines. I am a Democrat, even more so than those serving in Congress or the White House.
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