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Bacteria

I recently watched a documentary on NHK World’s “Design Talks Plus” channel called “The Art of Eating,” which had little to do with eating artfully and more to do with the wonderful world of Japanese fermented and pickled foods and how to make and enjoy them. In the segment on nukazuke, or Japanese vegetables fermented in rice bran, a university professor demonstrated his “smart” basket that he uses to ferment the vegetables. It monitors pH, temperature, as well as the levels of lactic acid, I believe. As he was explaining it as well as the process to make nukazuke, he mentioned the local colonies of bacteria on everyone’s bodies, particularly their hands.… Click to continue...