Asian Pickles by Karen Solomon

What comes to mind when you hear the word "Asian Pickles" ?

For me, the first few Asian Pickles that come to mind will be Kimchi (from Korea), Pickled Cucumbers (from China) and Mango Chutney (from India). But Asian Pickles is MORE than that.

Asian Pickles by Karen Solomon will definitely do more justice to the preservers and picklers; and certainly help a novice like me expand my horizon in the pickling arena. The book will be on sale 10 June 2014.

Ten Speed Press [Press Release]
Publicity Contact: Natalie Mulford

For Asian food aficionados as well as preservers and picklers looking for new frontiers, the Far East’s diverse and sometimes spicy array of pickled products and innovative flavor pairings will wow the palate. In Asian Pickles, respected cookbook author and culinary project maven Karen Solomon introduces readers to the unique ingredients used in Asian pickle-making and numerous techniques beyond the basic brine. For the novice pickler, Solomon also includes a vast array of quick pickles with easy-to-find ingredients. Featuring 75 of the most sought-after pickle recipes from the East – including Korean Chopped Daikon Kimchi, Japanese Umeboshi, Chinese Spicy Ginger Cucumbers, Indian Coconut-Mint Chutney, and more – Asian Pickles will help you explore a new preserving horizon with fail-proof instructions and a selection of helpful resources.

ON-TREND: Pickling in general, and Asian pickling in particular, is a hot culinary category. Although pickling is a time-honored food tradition, chefs, bartenders, and the food media are enthusiastically embracing new methods and uses.

NOVEL PRODUCT RELEASE: Four ebooklets were published in lead-up to the print book (Japan: Fall 2012, Korea: Spring 2013, China: Summer 2013, and India: Fall 2013). These recipes will be combined with additional recipes from Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines in this comprehensive print and ebook.

Asian Pickles is a DIY guide to making the tangy pickles of Japan, Korea, China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and more, featuring recipes ranging from traditional tsukemono and kimchi to chutney and new combinations using innovative ingredients and techniques.

About the author:
Karen Solomon is the author of Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It; Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It; and The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to San Francisco; a contributing author to Chow! San Francisco Bay Area: 300 Affordable Places for Great Meals & Good Deals; and a former contributing editor to Zagat Survey: San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants. Her edible musings on the restaurant scene, sustainable food programs, culinary trends, food history, and recipe development have appeared in Fine Cooking, Prevention, Yoga Journal, Organic Style, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and elsewhere. She’s currently a guest blogger for The Blender, the Williams-Sonoma blog, and the Bay Area Bites KQED Food Blog. Visit
The above is a press release from Ten Speed Press.