- I am teaching a two-part food preserving and pickling class at Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in Cambridge, MA: February 9 & 16, 2010, 6:30PM-9:30PM.
Since the start of recorded history, humans have been preserving food. Refrigeration and freezing have become popular recently, but many interesting alternatives exist.Click here to register
During class 1, we will explore some or all of the following topics: fermentation of vegetables and fruits (including sauerkraut, pickled root vegetables, kimchi, preserved lemons, etc.); cucumber pickles, relishes, and chutneys; brined meat (corned beef); preserved dairy (yogurt, ricotta cheese); kombucha; salting and drying (dried fruit, dried vegetables, dried meats, potato chips); etc.. Along the way, we will discuss food history; food safety; knife skills; and seasoning.
During class 2, one week later, we will prepare dishes, using some of the preserved foods from class one as ingredients. Menu items may include corned beef reuben sandwiches (with sauerkraut and/or kimchi); traditional Alsatian choucroute; a variety of canapés using chutneys and kimchi; lactofermented cole slaw; broiled chicken with preserved lemons and herbs; baked ricotta; kombucha-poached scallops; etc.
If you would like to hire me to do a sauerkraut or fermentation event for you, please email or call me (four one five, five nine six, seven six one three). I can tailor-make an event to fit your group or occasion.
These are some of my past public events:
- November 19, 2009: Sauerkraut and fermentation workshop with Pueblo at Project Hope
- November 17, 2009: Sauerkraut workshop at Slow Food BU
- October 3, 2009: Sauerkraut demo on Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston as part of an outdoor festival
- September 17 & 24, 2009: Two-part pickling and preserving class at Cambridge School of Culinary Arts (two three-hour classes, with a week in between them)
- August 30, 2009: Sauerkraut workshop as part of Cans Across America in Somerville