Something's bubbling in American kitchens: a resurgence of interest in cultured and fermented foods. Fermentation revivalists share a slow food philosophy, a DIY approach to foodcraft, and a deep interest in the health of the American gut. Today, we explore fermentation culture in food, technology, art and science.
Fashion designer Suzanne Lee makes jackets and skirts out of cloth she grows by fermenting liquid in a big vat. In the future, she believes we'll harness nature to grow all sorts of clothing and other products.