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Fermentation is a chance to learn how to create sauerkraut and 28 minutes to think about what control and power mean to you.

While in lockdown, Wez has created a new project to help listeners think about control – and salted vegetables. Part podcast, part performance, part cooking experiment – this is Fermentation.

(from left to right) A jar of chopped vegetables, a blue tub of salt, a small jar with an orange life and a cabbage

FERMENTATION INSTRUCTIONS

Welcome to Fermentation.

To get the most from this performance please use headphones and isolate yourself away from others.

MANDATORY

You must have:

  • 1 firm cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon of fine salt
  • 1 knife

FREEDOM

Feel free to pick whatever spices you wish to add to your ferment, do some research or get creative.

  • Spices

COMMON SENSE

Choosing size according to the size of your cabbage you need:

  • A bowl
  • A sterilised jar (You can sterilise simply pouring boiling water into your jar)

STAY ALERT

You will need around an inch and a half of space at the top of your jar to allow for liquid in the ferment to rise.

AFTER THE PERFORMANCE

You may want to add a weight to your jar to compact the ferment to encourage more liquid from your vegetables.
You can do this by placing a sterilised sandwich bag of water or baking beans on top of the ferment. For the first 4-5 days of fermenting, open the jar once daily to let gas escape.

You are now ready for the performance.

You can also go directly to the soundcloud page here.

Share your creations

Share pictures of your ferments with us and with Wez using the hashtag #DYHACABBAGE.

Other Cooking Experiments with Wez

Earlier in lockdown, Wez created his Pandemic Plates blog posts. You can find his recipe for Pasta al’arrabiata here and his Caesar salad here.