What does a giant wood working tool have to do with fermented food? Join Bonni today as she takes a look at something unique that makes the cultured foods process easier and a thing of beauty.
From the Editor: Please welcome Bonni, CFH Customer Support Manager and Cultured Kitchen Keeper.
Looking at this first photo, I bet you’re wondering what this has to do with culturing and Cultures for Health. That is quite a big piece of machinery and certainly doesn’t look like anything you would use to culture. If you know anything about wood working, you might recognize this monster as a lathe. A lathe is a machine that turns wood into something other than a piece of wood.
Well the lathe, along with some tools, turns the wood into something useful and beautiful, specifically, the Cabbage Crushers we sell at Cultures for Health. It all starts with giant slabs of wood that are cut into blocks.
The blocks are then turned on the lathe. Isn’t the wood grain beautiful?!
The finished Cabbage Crushers are then coated with organic food grade walnut oil to finish. Uncoated Cabbage Crushers are available by special request. For best results, be sure to keep your Cabbage Crusher coated with oil the same way you do your wood cutting boards.
The wood crafter behind all this is none other than my sweet husband!
I had never had a Cabbage Crusher before and always used my hands for making sauerkraut. Never again! This piece is not only beautiful, but functional. I make sauerkraut more often now because this makes it so easy! It is a great conversation piece and looks good in my kitchen.