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Pickle Academy: Ferments

Learn fun and delightfully simple fermentation methods from Ica Crawford, food consultant, botanist, and Executive Director of GroNola, a New Orleans based food production network focused on growing and connecting fresh urban and regional farm production, traditional methods of fermentation and preserving, and savoring the  season at the dinner table.

On October 26 from 3-5 p.m. the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum presents Pickle Academy: Ferments. This 2-hour class will provide an introduction to healthful and approachable ferments that can easily be made at home. These probiotic preparations provide tremendous health benefits, are simple and easy to produce from locally available ingredients, and are a delicious addition to the dinner table.

  • Learn about making Raw Vinegar from fermented fruit in your own kitchen
  • Discover Cultured Vegetables such as sauerkraut, kimchi and cultured pickles

We will taste homemade samples and discuss the history, nutritive value and process for each traditionally fermented food. Each student will get hands-on making their own personal batch of kimchi, customizing their jar with different spices to take home and ferment. They will also receive a packet of detailed workshop notes and recipes to continue to ferment at home for fun and pleasure.

The program begins at 3:00 PM in the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air. The cost of the class is $45 per person,  $40 for SoFAB members. You will go home with your own kimchi!

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Savory Sunday Sundries

Putting on the game? Feeding your fam? Who wanted all that grill? What now?

Come to this free demonstration for loving tips on making simple and delicious food to meet the demands of the game or any other Sunday afternoon. Ica will walk us though a basic savory platter featuring our own Tomato Jam, and serving suggestions for other savory offerings that will only make the game day festivities more and more delicious.

Join Ica and GroNola at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum this Saturday at 1pm. The demonstration is free with museum admission, and lasts for about an hour. See below for a link to more information on the Museum website. Hope to see you there!

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