Get Cultured with Tara Whitsett

Get Cultured-A Workshop on Starter Cultures in Fermentation

Saturday, February 7, 2015
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

At Judson Memorial Church at 239 Thompson Street, New York, NY

Tara Whitsitt of Fermentation on Wheels will present a workshop sponsored by the Traditional Nutrition Guild on starter cultures used with fermented foods and beverages. She will share and discuss from a collection of dairy kefir, water kefir (tibicos), sourdough, and kombucha. In this workshop, we will discuss ferments that require inoculation – their history, how to feed them, and the delicious and nourishing foods they create. Attendees are encouraged to bring starter cultures of their own to share and may also bring a jar to take a starter culture from the workshop home with them.  Fermentation cultures will be available from Tara for either trade (bring a culture you would like to exchange) or purchase ($10).
Fermentation on Wheels is a grassroots educational non-profit born in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The founder of this traveling project is culinary artist Tara Whitsit who has converted a 1986 International Harvester school bus into a fermentation lab and workshop space. In October 2013, she departed from Eugene, Oregon to travel and teach vegetable-fermentation workshops that correspond with the regional and seasonal produce of each destination she visits. She also spearheads “starter culture” exchanges, which encourage people to try new and different fermented foods, and shares the history, science, and stories of food cultures she acquires along the road.

Please note the bus will not be present for this workshop. But check out the website for more locations and other events, including an upcoming event in Brooklyn, New York Please be sure to purchase a ticket to secure your spot.
Registration fee: $10 http://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=7825

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