Think you don’t love fermented foods? Think again — without it we wouldn’t have cheese, bread, beer, pickles and soooo much more. And who wants to live in a world absent of all those scrumptious pleasures? These 15 fermented food recipes demonstrate a host of other ways that fermentation plays into creating simply delicious cuisine.

1. Grilled Potato Salad With Black Garlic Vinaigrette: Black garlic lends a subtly sweet, molasses-like flavor to this vinaigrette-dressed potato salad. (via Feasting at Home)

2. Roasted Duck in Fermented Bean Curd: The burnished skin that results from roasting this simply marinated duck is utterly gorgeous. (via Cooked)

3. Amazing Indian Dosa: The dosa is India’s savory answer to French crepes. Made with a batter of lentils and rice, they’re even naturally gluten-free! (via Jamie Oliver)

4. Mayan Chocolate Frozen Custard: This chocolate custard gets an added bit of richness from crème fraîche. (via Katie at the Kitchen Door)

5. Cheese Stuffed Masa Cakes With Cabbage Slaw: Eaten together, the pickled slaw provides a nice balance to the fried, cheese-filled corn cakes. (via Simply Life)

6. Spicy Korean Pork Burritos: Fermented chili paste and quick pickles add a bit of Korean flair to this fusion wrap. (via Super Golden Bakes)

7. Scallion and Coconut Rice With Pork: Fish sauce is an indispensable pantry staple. A few drops of the fermented elixir add just enough nuance to this one-pot meal. (via Food52)

8. Kefir Smoothie: Packed with probiotics, this smoothie does the belly good! (via Cooking With GIFs)

9. Ramp Kimchi: We love this idea for extending the ramp season by preserving them kimchi-style. (via Bon Appétit)

10. Strawberry Kombucha: This recipe shows just how easy it is to DIY your own kombucha. Not ready to tackle home brewing? Try our kombucha punch cocktail instead. (via Emma Christensen)

11. Trent Pierce’s Miso Creamed Kale: Stir in miso along with cream to create umami-rich greens that definitely deserve a spot on your holiday table. (via Food52)

12. Turkey Reuben With No-Knead Rye Bread: Look out, there are two fermentation stars here: sauerkraut AND homemade rye bread! (via Southern Boy Dishes)

13. Tortilla Chip Crusted Tempeh Tacos With Avocado Cream: Talk about a powerhouse [fermented] food. Tempeh is high in protein, fiber and vitamins, and is totally free of animal products. And these tacos, well, they just sound down right tasty! (via Veggie and the Beast)

14. Tomato and Horseradish Cocktail Sauce: You need two unexpectedly fermented condiments to create this kicky, fresh tomato cocktail sauce: Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce. (via Kitchen Konfidence)

15. Fermented Tea Leaf Salad: Recreate a favorite dish from San Francisco’s Burma Superstar at home. (via Veggietorials)

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