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The salumi board at Cure in Pittsburgh features a selection of housefermented salumi and vegetables mustard and more
<p>The salumi board at Cure in Pittsburgh features a selection of house-fermented salumi and vegetables, mustard and more.</p>

Fermentation: The hottest ancient technique in restaurants

Vegetables, hot sauce and meat take on new dimensions

Bold, sometimes spicy, with a touch of umami and a funky (in a good way) flavor unlike any other, fermented foods have been bubbling up on restaurant menus for a few years now. Chefs smitten with the age-old process and the unique flavor it imparts to foods are using it to make everything from sauerkraut and salumi, to kimchi and hot sauce.

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