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Fermentation for Beginners

27 October, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

During this workshop, delve into the wonderful world of fermentation, you will learn how to get started by making a basic brine, sauerkraut and tasty carrot sticks. The class will be a mixture of demonstrations and hands on cooking, with lots of tips, talking and tasting. you will leave the class with a jar of prepared cabbage with a water airlock and jar of carrots sticks made by yourself ready to ferment at home.

A minimum deposit of 25% must be paid before Monday 21st October to secure a place in this course

Date: Sunday, 27th October
Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Where: Castlemaine Community House, 30 Templeton Street.
Cost: $80 (full) or $70 (Concession or Early Bird Discount, available until 6th October)

Tutor: Vensa Majchrzak

Of Croatian heritage, with Polish extend family Vesna was able to learn the ancient art of preserving and enriching food from the elders still practicing traditional techniques in Newcastle N.S.W. Early study and working life started for her as a pathology technician in Biochemistry and Microbiology laboratories, giving Vesna the fundamental understanding of the exciting process involved in the creation of fermented food. Art study took her to other parts of the world, along the way discovering new flavours and traditional practices used in making fermented foods.

Vensa started her business Pantry Culture in Taradale Victoria, to promote the craft of small batch home fermenting while continuing to experiment with new techniques and flavours using the vegetables grown in her ever expanding garden.

Limited places available!

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27 October, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Castlemaine Community House
30 Templeton Street
Castlemaine, Victoria 3450 Australia
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(03) 5472 4842