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Fementation 101 with Alex Lewin
March 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$15
Fementation 101 with Alex Lewin
Presentated by The Trustees
Learn the ABCs of fermentation from an expert: Alex Lewin, author of “Real Food Fermentation”. Fermentation is the transformation of food via the action of microbes. We often ferment food so that it stays edible for longer. Along the way, it also becomes more nutritious–more vitamins and enzymes, more bioavailable minerals, probiotic microbes, decreased tendency toward spoilage and pathogenic factors. The best part is that fermentation is easy to do in your home kitchen, and requires no special equipment.
Alex’s first book, “Real Food Fermentation”, shows you how to make all sorts of ferments. Come to this demo to see Alex make a few fermented foods from start to finish, and to ask any questions you might have, or that might come up during the demo. You’ll get to taste each recipe that Alex is making since he’ll be fermenting everything in advance!
Alex will demo and provide tastes of:
- Beet kvass
- Pineapple tepache
- and, if there’s time, preserved lemons!
The recipes are all available on Alex’s website or in his books.
About Alex & Real Food Fermentation
Alex Lewin is the author of “Real Food Fermentation: Preserving Whole Fresh Food with Live Cultures in Your Home Kitchen”.In his evolving journey on the earth, he has discovered that one of his gifts is the ability to co-exist side-by-side with friendly bacteria. While others struggle with bacteria, Alex embraces them.
A graduate of Harvard College, the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, he seeks to create a healthier and tastier world by spreading the good news about fermentation and real food. He leads fermentation classes and workshops in the US and abroad. He was involved with the creation of the Boston Public Market, the only local, indoor, year-round market of its kind in the US, and also Boston Ferments, a non-profit that organizes and hosts fermentation-related events, including the Boston Fermentation Festival.
He lives in Cambridge, MA and Oakland, CA.
Real Food Fermentation is an illustrated, step-by-step guide to making fermented foods in your own home, completely accessible to beginners, but with enough unique information to keep seasoned fermenters engaged. Learn how to preserve your food in a wholesome way through the seasons, using equipment available in every kitchen (plus mason jars!). His second book, “Ferment Your Drinks”, written with co-author Raquel Guajardo, will be available in stores this fall. Compared to solid foods, drinks are easier to make, store, consume, and share, and they don’t require silverware or plates. And there are so many terrible drinks out there waiting to be displaced by better ones. So Alex and Raquel decided to write a book focused on drinks.
To learn more, visit http://www.RealFoodFermentation.com/
About The Trustees of Reservations and The KITCHEN
As one of the largest owners of agricultural land and the premier steward of the cultural and natural landscape of Massachusetts, The Trustees extends its leadership to transform the local food system by connecting residents and visitors back to the land and sharing the Commonwealth’s collective agrarian heritage through innovative retail and educational experiences at the Boston Public Market in the heart of downtown Boston.
The KITCHEN is a community gathering place, managed by The Trustees, that is restoring the craft of seasonal cooking in Massachusetts, New England, and beyond through hands-on classes and educational experiences that celebrate the farmers and artisans of this region. Partnered with the Boston Public Market, The KITCHEN embraces a whole-food approach to eating and promotes cooking as an essential cornerstone of a sustainable food system.
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