Due to evolving science regarding COVID-19 transmissions, in-person classes are cancelled.
Wow Wow is a small business in Falls Church, VA, offering workshops in fermentation in the DC area -- and now online! (Wow x Two!)
Why should you learn to make your own fermented foods? Read about it on the blog.
Fermented foods are even good for your bones! Read about it in my guest blog for nurturedbones.com
In Person! August 21
In this workshop we will taste and make kombucha, pineapple tepache, ginger bug, and beet kvass. Each participant will go home with a kombucha scoby so that they can make these fermented drinks at home.
IN-PERSON! September 11
Cabbage is one of the easiest vegetables to ferment. We will taste a variety of fermented vegetables including sauerkrauts (it's amazing how versatile cabbage can be!). We will talk about the benefits of fermented foods, the science behind it, and each participant will create a quart of sauerkraut to take home. We will also have plenty of time for Q&A. You may want to bring an apron, all other equipment and food will be provided. Recipes and additional resources will be provided.
PICKLES, PICKLES, PICKLES -- not currently scheduled
This is a VINEGAR pickle workshop and does not involve fermentation (sorry).
Together we will make three different types of refrigerator pickles:
Refrigerator Dill pickles
Refrigerator Sweet (Bread and Butter) pickles
In a Pickle -- Fermented Cucumber Pickles (and other vegetables) Workshop -- not currently scheduled
You've eaten pickles all of your life. Besides cucumbers there are pickled okra, green beans, beets, and onions. You use them to spice up your sandwiches and salads. And now, you can make them yourself!Together we will make deli-style dill pickles and discuss other vegetable possibilities.
Making Kombucha at Home -- not currently scheduled
Kombucha has become a popular drink known for its healthful properties. It's all the rage, but it can be expensive to buy. After this workshop you will be able to create your own kombucha for just pennies using quality ingredients!
Kimchi -- not currently scheduled
Kimchi has been made for centuries, and has recently been recognized as a superfood. Some of the benefits of kimchi include aiding digestion, improving immune function, blood sugar stabilization, and decreasing cholesterol. Kimchi is a fermented food that contains good bacteria/probiotics and is good for gut health. Plus it’s delicious!
Let's make Yogurt! -- not currently scheduled
Do you love yogurt, but have a fear of making it yourself? If our ancestors were able
to make it without refrigeration, you can too!
Together we will make a quart of yogurt from scratch using a make-shift double boiler over the stove. All you will need is some plain milk (NOT ultrapasteurized) and some other yogurt to be your starter. Thermometer is preferred, but you can makeit without one if you don't have one -- our ancestors didn't have thermometers, yogurt makers, or instapots!
Create a Fermentation Zoom Party tailored to your interests!
Possibilities include fermentation basics, pickles, yogurt, kimchi.
Contact me and we can make arrangements to Zoom or Skype.
$20 per person. 80% will go to charity. Minimum of 4 people.