A recipe is merely words on paper; a guideline, a starting point from which to improvise. It cannot pretend to replace the practiced hand and telling glance of a watchful cook. For that reason feel free to stir your own ideas into this dish. When you cook it once, it becomes yours, so personalize it a bit. Add more of an ingredient you like or less of something you don’t like. Try substituting one ingredient for another. Remember words have no flavour, you have to add your own!
1. To harness the aromatic pungency of the root, simply peel it and toss it into a food processor. Process the works until its finely chopped then add enough cider vinegar to form a loose paste. Add a few balancing spoonfuls of sugar and season with salt. Then put on your seat belt and have a taste. Don’t worry though. Like all the best things in life prepared horseradish will mellow with age!