Monthly Archives: August 2012

Smoked Jalapeño Kraut in Sunset Magazine

"The Best Hot Dogs You'll Ever Eat."


The June edition of Sunset Magazine featured “The Best Hot Dogs You’ll Ever Eat.” The Artisan Dog,  “conscientiously crafted” ingredients “by independent producers”,  is a nitrate free dog with Smoked Jalapeño Kraut on a pretzel bun with Gouda and Porter mustard.  Goodness, I’m swooning. Check out this and other über-cool dog variations at

Santa Cruz Weekly interviews Kathryn Lukas

The chef behind the artisanal raw sauerkrauts at the farmers market talks about why fermented foods are good for you.

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How did you get interested in fermented foods? My interest was first piqued in Germany, where I tasted unpasteurized kraut for the first time. I was intrigued by the barrel of kraut sitting in a cold dusty corner of a farmer’s root cellar. How could food sit out this temperature and not rot? Many years…
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