We made kimchi this weekend! Actually, I’m not sure that it can be called kimchi quite yet. I think it might still be fermenting. Right now it might still just be cabbage sitting in a paste of (primarily) ginger, garlic, and fish sauce. Lovely, isn’t it?
On Sunday, we ventured down on the G train to the Brooklyn Brainery for a kimchi making party! The place was packed. We literally had to shove people aside in order to be able to open and shut the front door. In any event, we finally managed to get ourselves a container and plastic gloves, as well as find the end of the queue. (The latter was more difficult than you might believe.) It was a slow-moving process, and, at times, kind of frustrating, but we ended up taking home a container of homemade kimchi (or something that will be come kimchi)! I consider that a win.
I’ve never been to an event at the Brooklyn Brainery before, so I’m not sure if they’re always such a cluster or if it was combination of an interesting class, a new space, and people being pushed indoors by the really terrible weather. It looks like they have interesting ideas, though, so I might try another one and report back!
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