Gut Health & Fermentation Workshop
A note from Barbie, Director of Community Cuisine: I’m thrilled to have Karen Diggs visit San Jose! Karen’s fermentation knowledge combined with extensive training as a chef makes her an excellent educator and fabulous fermentor. Karen finds creative ways to ferment foods as well as incorporate them in everything!
Join us for both sessions, save $10, and go home with a jar of your own sauerkraut!
10:00 -12:30 Nourish Your Microbiome Lecture with Q&A
Find out the connection between the microbes in your stomach, how they affect your health, and why eating fermented foods can have such a beneficial effect for your gut, your brain, and even the planet! Karen will take you on a deep dive into the microbiome and share the latest scientific studies of why it is so vital to have live-cultured foods. She'll also explain the necessary steps for making delicious sauerkraut, pickles and other fermented goodies.
12:30 - 1:00 Break
1:00 - 4:00 Mastering Fermentation, a Hands-on Fermentation Class
In this hands-on workshop, Karen will demonstrate how to make sauerkraut and pickles, as well as cover all the technical aspects of lacto-fermentation, so that you will master the art and science of preserving vegetables with good bacteria. We'll also be tasting a wide variety of gourmet fermented items from Karen's kitchen. There will be plenty of time to answer all of your fermentation questions. Each participant will make their own sauerkraut with a selection of spices and herbs and take their fermentation creations home to enjoy.