The beauty of fermentation is that it isn’t rocket science. Fermenting food is often an easy process that leads to unique, new flavors. No one knows this more than Dan Souza, Editor in Chief of Cook’s illustrated. He talked with Managing Producer Sally Swift about cultured butter, a super simple, traditional home DIY fermentation project that’s really worth making. (And now Sally is obsessed with it!) Listen to their interview to learn more about the process and try the America's Test Kitchen recipe for Cultured Butter at home.
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Sally Swift is the managing producer and co-creator of The Splendid Table. Before developing the show, she worked in film, video and television, including stints at Twin Cities Public Television, Paisley Park, and Comic Relief with Billy Crystal. She also survived a stint as segment producer on The Jenny Jones Show.
On each episode of The Splendid Table we visit with the test cooks at America’s Test Kitchen to discuss a wide range of topics including recipes, ingredients, techniques and kitchen equipment.