Multiple sessions available from 18 Sep 2022 to 11 Dec 2022
Gnome House, 7 Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, London, E17 6DS, United KingdomView map
Learn about fermentation and make delicious condiments in our Cultured Condiments class. We’ll be going over the definition of fermentation and its health benefits, distinguishing fermentation from other methods of preservation like pickling or canning, and the main principles behind safe fermentation from start to finish.
We’ll start by laying out the main fermentation technique which will serve as a base for our recipes. Then we’ll delve into production - we’ll make a fermented ketchup, fermented Mexican salsa, and a fermented Caribbean chutney for you to take home and ferment according to our specific instructions. We’ll also discuss other recipes such as fermented sriracha, probiotic mayonnaise, fermented mustard, salad dressing, and much more.
Throughout the course we’ll suggest all sorts of ingredient substitutions and recipe variations to encourage you to get creative with your ferments based on what you have at home, as well as how to use them in dishes. The course includes a variety of fermented snacks for you to have a point of reference for the recipes we’ll be sharing with you.
Suitable for both newcomers to fermentation and experienced fermenters looking to try out new recipes.
We kindly ask participants to bring 2 glass jars and a carrier bag or other suitable bag (Kilner or Fido type jars are best but you can use any jar), as this helps us to keep the cost of the course down and encourages the re-use of old jars. We will be making 300-400g recipes but you need to leave some head space between the jar contents and the lid, but not bigger than 500ml. Also you will probably want to use the jars after the initial batch to make your own ferments at home so you may want to buy jars big enough to suit you and your family needs. It is always better to have a jar that is too big rather than too small.
We appreciate that there will be circumstances whereby you will need to cancel your course or change the date. Given two or more weeks notice we are happy to offer a full refund. For cancellations within two weeks of the class date a full refund will be offered if we can refill your booking or 50% refund if not. If the notice is given 1 week before the course, the refund is at the discretion of The Fermentarium
18 Sep 202215:00 - 18:00Add to calendar
23 Oct 202215:00 - 18:00Add to calendar
11 Dec 202215:00 - 18:00Add to calendar