You'll be greeted by light snacks and beverages infused with fermented goodness. I'll go over a short history of fermentation and the science behind it while we taste some recent ferments. We'll then get to making a seasonal fermented vegetable, hands-on. We'll discuss the timing, what to look for at different stages of the ferment, and all the creative ways you can ferment at home with things you most likely already have in your kitchen. We'll also discuss safety in fermenting and make sure you feel completely at ease about this ancient and delicious food preparation technique. At the end you'll go home with your own jar of veggies that will soon turn into magical fermented veggies. Additionally, I am your resource and here to help answer any questions you may have about your own fermentation projects.
I have over 10 years of fermentation and experimental cooking experience. I got my first taste of fermentation through WWOOFing on farms in France and Oregon where I learned the DIY-minded preservation techniques from around the world. Recently, I explored my love of fermentation even further by doing a residency at Sandor Katz’s where I got a deep dive in a wide breadth of ferments including vegetables, grains, and beverages. By day, I work at Preserved, a fermentation shop in Oakland, and by night I'm sharing my love of ferments and cooking with friends and family. I hope to do the same with you! See more of my projects @sweetandsourcellar on Instagram!
We'll have light snacks that feature ferments in interesting ways and a tasting of any current ferments I have that are…
We'll have water and a selection of fermented beverages to try as well.
Welcome to my home where endless food projects are taking place! We'll be prepping together in my kitchen and you'll get to see all the tools I use from everyday to specialized equipment. You will also have access to see my ongoing ferments.
We have two rabbits who will stay out of the way, but just mention it in case you need to take an allergy pill before coming over. You're of course welcome to meet them too! Please let me know if you have any dietary restrictions/dislike.
Fermenting Seasonal Veggies