Ferment! Ferment!

Ferment! Ferment!

Over the weekend was one of our favorite days for the year! The annual Ferment! Ferment! event in Brooklyn hosted and organized by the amazing Zack Schulman. Ferment! Ferment! is a celebration of all things fermented, for the beginner and the experienced fermenter, and nerds unite!  And you better like to eat because when you walk in and see the rows of tables of everyone's homemade concoctions it's impossible to leave without sampling everything!

There was another fantastic turn out this year and four amazing workshops put on by some fantastic fermenters: Sauerkraut with Angela Davis, Fermented Nut Cheeses with our very own Cheryl Paswater, Sour Beers with James Kinnie, and Kefir based drinks with Ken Fornotoro. There was a great crowd and great food -- so many highlights from Tempeh Pigs in a Blanket with Fermented Ketchup, Dosa, Fermented Cookies, Beer, Kimichi's, Herbal Kombucha's, and more. An event guaranteed to leave your gut and microbiome in a happy place.

Thank you to everyone who came out and makes this community such a special one because that's the thing that makes Ferment! Ferment! so amazing. Gathering our amazingly interesting and creative community together in the name of fermentation. Ferment ALL the things!!


Ferment! Ferment!


We are launching our site just in time for the annual Ferment! Ferment! event hosted by the amazing Zack Schulman. This event is one of the things we look forward to most each year and it's a party you're guaranteed to remember! Come! Join us! For the novice and for the beginner, and not for the faint at heart.

There will be several amazing workshops and we be teaching a workshop on How to Make: Idlis and Dosas. (Workshop schedule below)  Bring your experiments. And if you don't have any experiments? Bring vessels for everyone else to eat with (crackers, bread, etc)

Brooklyn Free School, 372 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn NY 11238


4:15-4:35 pm   Amazake: Traditional Japanese drink rich in enzymes with Natsuko Yamawaki

4:55-5:25 pm   Nukazuke: Japanese rice bran pickles with Michaela Hayes of Crock & Jar

5:40-6:40 pm  Wild Vegetable Fermentation with Tara Whitsitt, Founder of Fermentation on Wheels

6:50-7:10 pm   Sassy Short Meads with Mary Izett, author of Speed Brewing & co-host of Fuhmentaboudit!

7:30-7:50 pm   International Breads: How to make idlis and dosas with Cheryl Paswater of Contraband Ferments

Also, Zack got a nice shout out in Edible Brooklyn this week! Check it out!