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Beverages (Non-Alcoholic) – Lacto-Fermentation Series

February 24, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Explore the world of nourishing and bubbly brews.

Lacto-Fermentation makes food more nutritious, as well as tasty.  Humanity has been fermenting food for hundreds of years as microscopic organisms transform food and extend its usefulness. When lacto-fermenting vegetables, we are inviting lactic acid forming bacteria to transform our fresh veggies into products like sauerkraut, kimchee, and a variety of relishes and pickled preserves. Lactic acid is a natural preservative that inhibits putrefying bacteria. These bacteria are present on all surface of all living things.

Val Andrews is a culinary professional bringing over 25 years experience to her art. She has worked as a food service manager, culinary instructor, recipe developer, caterer and farmers market stall operator. She is dedicated to the use of local organic ingredients and creating a dining experience that is not only delicious but health giving and memorable. For Val, good food, whether you are growing it, preparing it or eating it is the foundation for forging strong joyful relationships and building community. Val has been preserving and fermenting foods since her childhood. She has a unique gift at making her students feel confident and empowered to take these ‘hands on skills’ home and put them into practice.

Val is back and will teach you how to blend your own delicious and health giving digestive tonics.

Recipes may include kombucha,water- kefir, sema, and ginger beer and kvass.

This class will include samples, recipes and hands on beverage making. And of course, some to take home.

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When: Sunday, February 24th at 10:00am-12:00pm

Where: Artisanale French Country Cooking- 214 Woolwich Street, Guelph

Cost: $45 including all materials, equipment, samples and take home jars.

Minga’s mission is to make all our courses financially accessible. If you’d like to take this course and have a financial constraint, please email for a subsidy.

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February 24, 2013
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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