Fermenting is an easy way of preserving foods that results in jars of tasty foodstuffs like kimchi and sauerkraut that are good for our health. It is also a way of homemaking naturally bubbly drinks.
The fermenting and pickling masterclasses are being presented by Span Community House in partnership with The Fermentary. They encompass a 'learn-at-home' series of online hands-on group sessions with instructive workshops and time for any questions to be answered.
The Fermentary sells award-winning small-batch ferments and shares the art of fermentation in books and classes and workshops.
Its founder, Sharon Flynn is considered one of Australia's foremost experts on fermentation. She spent more than 20 years immersing herself in the flavours and techniques of the ancient art of slow fermentation in Malaysia, Japan, Europe and the US before setting up her own space in the regional Victorian town of Daylesford in 2013.
Over three consecutive Fridays (23rd of October, 30th of October, and 6th of November) from 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm, you will learn how to brine vegetables, pickled sauerkraut, and make ginger beer and soda:
Workshop 1 - 23rd October: Brine Vegetables
Workshop 2 - 30th October: Pickle Sauerkraut
Workshop 3 - 6th November: Ginger beer and Soda
Participants will also receive a 20% off discount code to use at The Fermentary's online store, which stocks The Fermentary's ferments, live cultures, books and equipment and kits, and will go into a draw to win Sharon Flynn's book, Ferment for Good.
The cost is $15 per person. You can book your place on Humanitix here.
Following registration, you will receive an email that includes the Zoom link and provides details on what you will need for the workshops, such as a number of jars and the ingredients required, and the discount code for The Fermentary's online store.
Span Community House is a dynamic hub of community, learning, assistance, support and sustainability in the heart of Thornbury that provides community development opportunities. You'll find its entire Learning & Activities Program on its website.