Fermenting and Preserving Class

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Time-honoured methods of food preservation are again enticing the curious into the kitchen.

What a joy to be able to use food at its’ prime,
to preserve and enjoy another time. (I hope you like my little rhyme!)

There is something really satisfying about popping-the-lid from a jar of something you have made. Jams, chutneys, ferments or pickles. I’d even go so far to say it’s a sort of nurturing feeling plus you feel good because nothing need go to waste.

Many of these concoctions whilst fun to make, offer a real ‘food as good medicine’ bonus. Find out how you can improve your gut health which in turn improves your general wellbeing. They are delicious too!

In every class, our talented team are committed to ensuring you learn, and are inspired by, their teaching. We are qualified chefs and love what we do. Meet our bunch (of friendly coconuts) below.

Success in the kitchen is a wonderful thing. Bridging the gap between knowledge and wisdom is a key to achievement.

We will teach you this art so you finally have the skills, know-how and recipes to cook with conviction. It becomes easy and pleasurable. You’ll be able to successfully prepare and enjoy fresh and exciting meals at home whenever your heart desires.

At Matters of Taste, we specialise in teaching people the skills to cook beautiful fresh food at home every day.

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  • Classes
  • Medium
  • Half day

Why will you love it?

This is an art form.....you might just become an artist!

What will you learn?

Included in this 3 hour hands-on technique workshop class you will learn

  • how to create and nurture Kombucha, all about the SCOBY and flavouring your fermented fizzy beverage.
  • the skill of fermenting vegetables focusing on Korean Kimchi and Sauerkraut.
  • to enhance your Moroccan dishes with Preserve Lemons .
  • that Grandma’s old fashioned cordial, the Shrub is refreshingly different, delicious and good for you.
  • adding a splash of probiotics to hummus  makes it extra-good for your gut.
  • to pickle seasonal vegetables, quick pickling and long pickling.
  • to sterilize equipment and pack fermented vegetables for 100% success

Light Lunch of fermented drinks, pickles, raw veges, sourdough and cheese is included.

What will you get?

  • Everything you need to participate in the class
  • Skills that you will be able to use over and over again
  • BONUS Take home a selection of  goodies from class plus Scoby to make Kombucha. All jars provided.