Brace yourselves for the palate explosion that these fizzy, buzzy sodas are sure to bring! While there are more choices on the market now for sparkly fermented beverages made with healthier ingredients, like kombucha and fruit sodas made with real fruit and cane sugar, they can be a bit on the pricey side. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to make these delicious beverages in your home kitchen. Join us to learn how to brew your own carbonated herbal sodas, talk about the science behind them, and why they are good for you!
Fermentation is one of our oldest food processing methods. Scientifically known as zymology, it refers to the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, yeast, or bacteria. Beer, miso, sourdough, kefir, kimchi and many other delicious foods we love are the product of fermentation. We’ll prepare a ginger bug, the base to many natural fermented probiotic and effervescent beverages or sodas, and make and taste everything from Persian Doogh to old fashion root beer. Weather permitting we’ll tour the farm and harvest some herbs for our concoctions. If you are interested in Old World food preservation, gut health, or fermentation in general, this is the class for you!