Posts Tagged ‘food’

Fermenting chili peppers in oak whiskey barrels

January 1st, 2012 No comments

I have a completely new appreciation for Tabasco sauce after stumbling across this episode of How It’s Made. Around the 1:12 minute mark, there it is.

Maybe you knew this all along, but this nearly 150 year old product is a chili pepper and salt mash fermented in oak whiskey barrels for three years!

Fall workshop: How to grow Shiitake mushrooms

October 17th, 2011 No comments

John Whittemore shares how to grow Shiitake mushrooms on a native white oak log. If done right, these logs will produce mushrooms for several years.

Nothing goes better with good friends and good drinks than good food. Saturday October 29 at 2 p.m. Short Mountain Distillery is offering our first workshop on cultivating your own Shiitake mushroom log. This workshop is in conjunction with Little Short Mountain Farm. Space is very limited and available by reservation and $30 by emailing John Whittemore at or calling 615-216-0830.

John has been growing Shiitake mushrooms for market and personal use for seven years. Guests will use a drill to inoculate their own white oak log with Shiitake mycelium from Summertown, TN and learn how you can keep it producing several pounds of these beneficial mushrooms for years to come.