Fermented Turnip

Preparation info
  • Makes

    1 x 1 litre

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Amber & Rye: A Baltic food journey

By Zuza Zak

Published 2021

  • About

Ever since I was little, when my mum used to read me the traditional poem about a grandfather whose turnip grew so big that he couldn’t pull it up, turnips have been my favourite root vegetable. I love them for both their taste and their association with this story, which takes me back to my childhood.

The turnip is well suited to fermenting. Even without a tannin-rich leaf — oak, horseradish, blackcurrant, wild (sour) cherry or grapevine — in the jar, it should retain its crunch fo