Fermented Gooseberries

Preparation info
  • Makes

    1 x 1 litre

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Amber & Rye: A Baltic food journey

By Zuza Zak

Published 2021

  • About

Picking berries has been part of everyday life in the Baltics for generations, with over twenty types being gathered in Estonia. While this is now mostly a recreational activity and a fun way to connect with nature, historically wild berries were used in folkloric medicine, and during periods of hunger and scarcity they contributed much-needed vitamins to a limited diet. In Communist times, berry picking became an organised group-bonding activity, sometimes at the expense of natural habitat