Because WowWow Workshops are experiential both for tasting and creating fermented foods, during the coronavirus outbreak and quarantine, all workshops are cancelled. There are many excellent online resources if you are looking for a tutorial. Once we get the all-clear, our experiential workshops will be rescheduled. Until then, stay home, and if you must go out, take all recommended precautions so we can all be healthy. 

Wow Wow is a small business in Falls Church, VA, offering workshops in fermentation in the DC area (wow!)

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Fermentation Basics -- vegetables & sauerkraut

Fermented drinks -- Kombucha, water kefir and others

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​​Fermentation Basics -- CANCELLED. Saturday, March 28, 2-4 p.m. $60

GreenFare Organic Cafe, 408 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170

Fermentation Basics -- CANCELLED. Saturday, April 4, 2020, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $60

100 Bowls of Soup, 279 Sunset Park DR, Herndon,

DIY Refreshing Fermented Drinks -- CANCELLED. Saturday, May 2, 2020, 1:30-3:00 p.m. $35

Natural Health and Healing Center, 10875 Main ST, Suite 109, Fairfax.


Fermentation Basics -- CANCELLED. Sunday, May 17, 2020, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $60

Aromatic Spice Blends, 43671 Trade Center Place, Ste.166, Sterling.

DIY Refreshing Fermented Drinks -- CANCELLED. Saturday, May 23, 2020, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $35

100 Bowls of Soup, 279 Sunset Park DR, Herndon. Register here.

Fermentation Basics -- Saturday, June 13, 2020. 1:30-3:30 p.m. $60

East Meets West, 8230 Courthouse RD, Suite 400, Vienna. Registration is not yet open.

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Workshop Descriptions

DIY Refreshing Fermented Drinks: There's more to fermented drinks than just beer and wine. Just in time for summer, in this workshop you will learn the principals of drink fermentation to create healthful, naturally refreshing fermented drinks.  We will taste and learn about kombucha, water kefir (a non-dairy version of the popular probiotic drink), beet kvass (an Eastern European health elixir) and pineapple tepache (a Mexican fermented drink). Each participant will go home with a kombucha SCOBY and/or water kefir grains to create these probiotic drinks at home along with instructions and additional resources. (This workshop does not include beer or wine.)


​​​​Fermentation Basics: In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of creating your own fermented foods, try a variety of fermented vegetables and freshly fermented sauerkrauts, and create and take home a quart of your own signature sauerkraut in a reuseable fermentation kit. All cooking equipment and food is included. Just bring yourself and an apron if you're so inclined. Recipes and resources provided.

Kimchi: In this hands-on workshop you will learn the history of kimchi, how to make a variety of kimchis, learn recipes that utilize kimchi (and taste a few), and take home your own quart of freshly made kimchi. Recipes and resources provided.

Introduction to Fermentation: A demonstration of how sauerkraut is made and discussion about the benefits of fermented foods. Participants taste a variety of fermented vegetables and sauerkrauts. Examples from past demonstrations have included fermented green beans, fermented cherry tomatoes, and fermented zucchini pickles along with sauerkraut flavors such as lemon ginger and krautchi. Each participant will take home a small sample of freshly made sauerkraut with instructions for fermenting it at home. Recipes and resources will be provided.

If you have a group who may be interested in a private workshop or know of a place that would be suitable, please contact me.

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