Fermented Vegetables

Cheryl Paswater

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. Discover cover the basic science behind how to ferment vegetables – from sauerkraut and beets to carrots and corn. Then, try your hand at fermenting whatever vegetables you have in your kitchen while we discuss the many health benefits fermented foods can provide.

Bio:

Cheryl Paswater, Chief Fermentationist & CEO

Cheryl Paswater is the Chief Fermentationist of Contraband Ferments and Functional Medicine Practitioner as well as an educator, health coach, sous chef, artist, and writer. She previously co-organized the NYC Ferments Meetup and NYC Fermentation Festival. She has been a contributing writer for Edible Magazine as well as a contributor to the book “Miso, Tempeh, Natto” and is currently working on her first book on fermentation due out sometime in the near-not so near future. You can find her teaching workshops and speaking on fermentation and health at in person workshops, online classes, and at festivals both regionally and internationally. She splits her time living in Brooklyn, NY and Richmond, VA with her partner, cat named Koji (which means “moldy rice”) and all of her cultures as pets (aka: bacteria, yeast, and mold).

You can find her at www.contrabandferments.com and www.cherylpaswaterfunctionalmed.com

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