Introduction to Lactic Fermentation
Time: varies times, please check the Events section on the website
Cost: £50 per person
Capacity: 4 participants
Location: London N18
Herbal tea on arrival
Tasting session included
I run fermentation workshops in North East London on various days. The workshop is for 3 hours and is for a maximum of 4 people. On arrival, participants are offered a herbal tea. I have a selection of green teas and herbal mixtures, or fresh mint tea from my garden during warm months.
Then I talk about the beneficial bacteria, fermented foods and beverages, pro-biotics and pre-biotics, I cover some history of ferments, health benefits of gut microbiome and other related and fascinating things.
During this talk I offer participants the opportunity to try various fermented foods that I have brewing at that moment. Usually, I have available several types of sauerkraut, kimchi, fermented carrots, fermented salsa, sourdough bread, several flavours of kombucha, milk kefir, water kefir, master tonic, scraps vinegar. I always keep experimenting so there are often some other tasty things to try.
Finally, participants learn how to make their own sauerkraut, kimchee and Moroccan fermented lemons. I ask everyone to bring their own recycled jars so they can take home their ferments. In the end everyone leaves the workshop with a tummy full of beneficial bacteria, in a good mood, and with jars of their own produce to ferment at home.
Here is some feedback from past participants:
'Awesome, thank you, loads of info, can't wait to get fermenting.'
'Great day! Anna has such enthusiasm and knowledge. Will defo start fermenting'
'Amazing! So many tasty things to try, so inspiring, will get me sorted'
'I loved this workshop. Anna knows so much and her enthusiasm is so inspiring. Now I know how to do my sauerkraut properly.'
'Anna Drozdova rocks! Had most amazing session with her teaching me all things fermenting! Such a generous passionate soul.. went home. 50 miles but well worth it.. to get my jars and bottles for kefir. Water and milky ones. Can't wait for tomorrow to get ingredients for superhero grains! ! Came home with saurkraut too!! Hurrah Hurrah and thrice Hurrah'