Looking for a healthy activity in the new year that doesn't involve wine, excessive amounts of blue cheese, and too little sleep? This could be the foodie event you're after to kick-start the 2017 detox season.
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As part of Brisbane City Council's summer offerings, Carina Library and Green Living Australia have teamed up to host a free two-hour fermented foods workshop on Saturday the 14th of January. Yep, it's free!
The workshop is aimed at anyone interested in learning how fermented foods are produced so they can go home and use their newfound skills to get a workshop up and running in their own kitchen. The class will not only cover your standard lacto-fermented foods like yoghurt and kefir, but also some notable hipster varieties such as the popular Korean BBQ accompaniment, kimchi, or new favourite hipster beverage, kombucha.
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Along with production know-how, the session is designed to share knowledge around how fermented foods can be incorporated into the diet to boost your health (just what is needed after the Christmas/ New Year write-off, right?).
For those who are after more specific workshops, Green Living Australia is a Brisbane-based company that hosts a range of education sessions and also has a website for foodies to find equipment to use for their sustainable food production endeavours. You can check out their website here here.
Bookings are essential for Carina Library's free fermented foods session, so to reserve a place or to find out more, click here.