Fermenting 101: Ferment ALL THE FOOD! Oakland

Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 | By Alycia Lang |
Did you know that you can take just about any produce you can imagine and turn it into nutritious, tangy fermented goodness using one easy technique? It's true and we show you how in this fun, hands-on class which combines history, biology and nutrition to show you a new way to create tasty, microbiome-friendly food. You'll leave with a concoction beautiful enough to turn into a holiday gift or take to Thanksgiving dinner. In the first half of the workshop you’ll learn about the history and nutritive benefits of fermented foods in a fun, hands-on format with lots of tasty samples.  Nicole Easterday, Founder of FARMcurious will explain the science and history of lacto-fermentation and show you the process for fermenting any type of produce you can come up with. You'll get to sample all types of fermented things like carrots with ginger, red onions with herbs, spicy kimchi and more! IMG_1393In the second segment, newly-inspired attendees will have a go at combining various vegetables and herbs to create new and exciting flavor combinations to take home and ferment on their own. Participants will leave this workshop with a recipe, a jar of produce to take home and ferment and the knowledge to recreate their success in the future.  Perhaps you'll even make some other people who are excited about fermentation! Supplies Required:  None but feel free to bring your own beverages, a knife if you have a favorite and an apron. Limit: 20 people Time: 11am-1pm Location:  This class is held at a home at 176 Marlow Drive in South Oakland near the Dutton exit of 580.  It's about 2 miles from Bart on flat ground and ample street parking is also available. Cancellation Policy:  Because our classes do tend to sell out we ask that you please give notice 48 hours advance if you are for some reason unable to make it to this class.  With a 48-hour notice we will try to fill your spot.  Because we buy supplies such as milk and other ingredients in advance, this class is non-refundable.  However, we will reach out to you if we have short-notice cancellations in future classes that you may be able to join.