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Fermentation Fervor

  • Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center 525 Kumquat Ct Sarasota, FL 34236 USA (map)

During this hands-on class, you will practice six different homemade ferments and get a chance to taste them all as part of a light lunch. Come discuss the health benefits of traditional live-culture ferments with a registered dietitian, learn how to transform your kitchen into a fermentation station, and leave feeling knowledgeable, secure, and confident about making these creations by yourself upon returning home at the end of this fun and action-filled day. 

Workshop Schedule

AM Session: 10:00am-12:00pm

Kraut-Chi: Become a master of two classic vegetable ferments: sauerkraut and kim chi! This is not the same canned, bland kraut you've seen at the store, and get ready for kim chi to become your new favorite condiment.

Tempeh: Learn how to make this fermented delight loved by vegans and carnivores alike! Store-bought tempeh will never taste the same again once you see how easy and delicious it is to make yourself. We'll discuss the tempeh-making process, demonstrate it step-by-step, and taste it freshly-made.

Sourdough Bread: Though we're not in San Francisco, you can still learn how to make real sourdough by enticing our wild Central Florida yeasts. We'll explore the intriguing history of this ferment and experiment with a variety of recipes sure to pack a new flavor punch in your homemade breads and pizza crusts. Gluten-free options are available, too!

Lunch: 12:00-1:00pm

Enjoy a vegan tempeh sourdough reuben and fresh green salad with homemade dressing.

PM Session: 2:00-4:00pm

Ginger Beer: Real fermented ginger beer is a bubbly, refreshing, and delicious soda beverage originating from Jamaica.

Water Kefir: Extremely versatile in flavor, depending on your choice of fruit, water kefir is another refreshing probiotic soda that you can easily make at home.

Kombucha: Delicious, fizzy, energizing homebrew tea.

About the Instructor

Malory Foster's passion and professional focus is on preventive health through whole foods and well-being. After completing two apprenticeships with the renowned author of Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation, Sandor Katz, she is excited to share with you her fervor for fermented foods and drinks! Malory is a registered dietitian nutritionist living in Sarasota, who currently serves as Farm to School Liaison for Sarasota County Schools Food & Nutrition Services.

Earlier Event: September 1
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