FarmSteady Video Recipes

Every week, Erica from FarmSteady walks you through a new recipe on making all sorts of homemade fermented foods including fermented hot sauce, sauerkraut, kimchi, sourdough & so much more. Check out some of our favorite videos.

Sourdough starters are the key ingredient to baking great sourdough bread. And contrary to popular opinion, you don't need a 100 year old sourdough starter from San Francisco to bake your own bread. You don't need any pre-cultured starters. Everything you need for fermentation is already in your bread flour.
Pickled radishes are delicious. And naturally fermented radishes are super easy, tasty and packed full of probiotics. In this video Erica from FarmSteady and Wen-Jay from Local Roots NYC make a batch of Lacto-Fermented Radishes made with super local french breakfast radishes and purple daikon radishes.
Fermented Ketchup is not the ketchup of your childhood. Homemade fermented ketchup is the cool, worldly older sister to the stuff you buy at the grocery store. The ketchup in this natural fermentation recipe is rich in flavor and depth. In this video, Erica from FarmSteady shows you how to make homemade fermented ketchup using natural fermentation.
We love the fresh cut mangos dressed with salt, chili powder and lime that vendors dole out in the summer in NYC. This combination of sweet, sour, salt and heat is one of our favorites and one we were super excited to work into a sauerkraut recipe.
Mexican Tepache is one of our favorite fermented drinks. It's sweet, sour, a little fizzy, ferments super fast and doesn't need a culture to start it. And because it uses the parts of the pineapple that you'd normally toss (the peels and core), it's a total bonus.
Curious about why you need to use a fermentation weight during lacto-fermentation? In this Q+A Erica from FarmSteady answers your most asked fermentation weight questions including: what it does, what materials are best, and how to best prep your veggies to prevent your weight from sinking.
Pickle-flavored anything? Count us in. But for good lacto-fermented pickles you need a certain type of cucumber, and you need it to be in season. So the rest of the year we get our dill pickle fix in the form of Dill Pickle Kraut.
Interested in making fermented foods and want to learn about lacto-fermentation? We've got answers. In this video Erica from FarmSteady tackles your 10 most-asked questions on lacto-fermentation including: what lacto-fermentation is, how to ferment foods like sauerkraut and pickes, how to create a good environment for lactobacillus, what foods are fermented, why you need salt and more.
Curious about what airlocks do during fermentation? In this Q+A Erica from FarmSteady answers your most asked airlock questions including: how to assemble, what an airlock actually does and troubleshooting tips for when things go wrong. IN THIS VIDEO: * Q+A: All About the Airlock: https://farmsteady.com/field-guide/airlock KEEP IN TOUCH: * YOUTUBE: https://youtube.com/farmsteady?sub_co...
Fermented carrots make for an amazing snack. Delightfully acidic, crisp & savory, they pack more flavor than ordinary carrot sticks. And naturally pickling carrots through lacto-fermentation is really easy & only takes a few days.
Erica from FarmSteady shows you how to make ricotta at home using a FarmSteady Fresh Italian Cheese Making Kit. The kit (http://farmsteady.com/shop/fresh-cheese-making-kit) includes equipment and ingredients to make ricotta, mozzarella, burrata and mascarpone. All you need is milk. It's so easy to make some of the richest and creamiest cheeses you'll ever taste by hand.
Erica from FarmSteady shows you how to make everything bagels at home using a FarmSteady Soft Pretzel & Beer Cheese Kit. The kit (https://farmsteady.com/shop/soft-pretzel-beer-cheese-kit) makes a dozen soft pretzels and homemade cultured beer cheese all in one convenient package for the whole family.
The bold garlic aromas of foraged ramps (the wild leeks that pop up in spring) make them a perfect pairing for the deep, funky flavors of a homemade kimchi recipe. Throughout fermentations, ramps maintain their brilliantly green color.
Making yogurt at home is shockingly easy, requires just two ingredients and equipment that you likely already have in your kitchen. And the results are unbelievably delicious. In this video Erica from FarmSteady will show you how to culture your own probiotic yogurt at home.
Preserved lemons were one of those mystery ingredients to us. Their flavor is salty, savory and intensely lemony but without the sharp acidity. In this video Erica from FarmSteady shows you how to make preserved meyer lemons at home using lacto-fermentation.
Hibiscus Kombucha is a delight. It's hot pink (and turns the SCOBY pink too!) tart, floral, fruity and totally delicious. It's different than any kombucha you've had (or made) - because we make it with 100% hibiscus instead of tea during fermentation.
These curry cauliflower pickles are tangy, crunchy, and super flavorful. And the best part? They are naturally fermented, so they're as healthy as they are delicious. In this video Erica from FarmSteady will show you how to make your own delicious lacto-fermented curry cauliflower at home in under a week.
Do you put hot sauce on everything? Us too. Level up and make your own fermented hot sauce with Erica from FarmSteady. In this video we take a bunch of jalapeños and turn them in to a zippy fermented jalapeño hot sauce that is bright flavorful and with just enough burn to keep us happy.
Add some sunshine to your sauerkraut with this super tropical, golden Pineapple Turmeric Mint Kraut. Erica from FarmSteady will walk you through the recipe and show you how to ferment your own kraut at home.
Love pickles? Us too. Erica from FarmSteady will show you how to turn fresh kirby cucumbers into Classic Dill Pickles using lacto-fermentation at home. This method of pickling uses natural fermentation and is how you get those classic half-sour, full-sour totally delicious deli-style pickles.
Erica from FarmSteady shows you how to make kraut (aka sauerkraut) at home using a FarmSteady Kraut Kit. The kit (http://farmsteady.com/shop/kraut-kit) has everything you need to make fresh, healthy kraut at home. Discover the joys of fermenting your own food with a batch of kraut. It's easy to make and packed with nourishing probiotics.
Erica from FarmSteady shows you how to make everything bagels at home using a FarmSteady Everything Bagel & Cream Cheese Kit. The kit (http://farmsteady.com/shop/everything-bagel-cream-cheese-kit) makes a dozen everything bagels and homemade cultured cream cheese all in one convenient package for the whole family.