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The Magical World of Kimchi!

  • Genspace 33 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)


Learn to Ferment Your Own Kimchi in this Workshop at Genspace taught by Cheryl Paswater of Contraband Ferments.

Fermentation is one of the oldest food processing methods still used today. Scientifically known as zymology, it is 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.

Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings. In traditional preparations, kimchi was stored underground in jars to keep cool during the summer months and unfrozen during the winter months. There are hundreds of varieties of kimchi using everything from the traditional napa cabbage to cauliflower to cucumbers.

In this course we will cover the basic science behind making kimchi, why it’s good for you, and we’ll teach you how to make it yourself. If you are interested in Old World food preservation, gut health, or fermentation in general, this is the class for you!  Each participant will take home their own jar of kimchi.