Foodie Finds: Crooked Carrot Baek Kimchi
The weather has finally warmed up and I’m finding myself craving both hot and cold at the same time. I’ve been addicted to the warmth of peanut sauce and searching for the perfect cold counterpart, so when I stumbled across Crooked Carrot’s Kimchi I practically jumped for joy. Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish made of fermented, seasoned vegetables and takes a delightful tangy form in this Baek (white) Kimchi. Traditional recipes include red chili paste, which is omitted in White Kimchi, hence the absence of the red color and the reason for the name. Traditional recipes also include copious amounts fish or shrimp sauce, but Crooked Carrot creates their Kimchi sans sauce. It instead floats among notes of ginger and the slightest hint of spice. Its main components are napa cabbage, carrots and daikon radish—the latter two ingredients are organic. If you haven’t tried kimchi before, this is a great one to start with. Crooked Carrot is a member of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York’s Farmer’s Pledge, meaning all of their ingredients come from sustainably minded farms within 30 miles of Ithaca–all the more reason to stock up on their products! —Carly Browning
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