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For those of you who have taken a workshop with Val Andrews, you'll be excited she's back. This time she's teaching her favourite topic - fermentation.
Humans have been fermenting food for hundreds of years. Microscopic organisms transform food to extend its usefulness. Fermentation makes food more nutritious and tasty.
Many of your favourite foods and drinks are fermented, including bread, cheese, wine, beer, mead, cider, chocolate, coffee, tea, pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, salami, miso, tempeh, soy sauce, vinegar, yogurt, kefir, and kombucha.
Sally Fallon, in her famous cookbook, Nourishing Traditions, says that lacto-fermented fruits and vegetables have "numerous advantages beyond those of simple preservation". These include:
increased vitamin levels
numerous helpful enzymes
antibiotic and anti-carcinogenic substances
lactic acid which promotes the growth of healthy flora throughout the intestine
hydrogen peroxide and small amounts of benzoic acid
This workshop will explore:
the history and uses of these amazing super foods
how to properly prepare ferments in a hands-on method
any mistakes you could make (not many)
a finished product to take home
recipes and notes.
samples of The Harvest Pantry ferments
Note: This is a hands on workshop. Please prepare to get your hands dirty.
When: Sunday, June 14th, 10am-2pm
Where: Wellington County Museum and Archives - 0536 Wellington Road 18, Elora, ON N1M 2W3
Cost: $55, includes hands-on experience, finished product to take home, recipes, notes, and samples.
To Bring: Apron
Val Andrews is a culinary professional who brings over 25 years experience to her art. She has worked as a food service manager, culinary instructor, recipe developer, caterer and farmers market stall operator. She is dedicated to the use of local, organic ingredients and creating a dining experience that is not only delicious, but health-giving and memorable. For Val, good food, whether you are growing it, preparing it or eating it, is the foundation for forging strong joyful relationships and building community. Val has been preserving and fermenting foods since her childhood. She has a unique gift for making her students feel confident and empowered to take these hands-on skills home and put them into practice.
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