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Kevan Palmer Fermentation Workshop

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  1. Mang

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    In the past I've had a dabble at lacto-fermenting spring greens so I'm really chuffed to have got myself onto a fermentation workshop that bushcraft instructor Kevan Palmer is running in 2019 on Feb 8th and May 31st.

    It covers all mannner of things such as keffir, kimchi and yoghurt making to name three with stuff to sample and indeed take home once made. The place that Kevan is holding the course in also do cold smoking days too.
     
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    Sounds good :)
    I do a fair bit of lacto fermenting, and must admit I like the results.

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    Did you ferment fish too?
     
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    That all sounds really, really good :)
    I wish it were nearer.
    Be interesting to hear how you get on with your makings at home too.


    Janne, fermented fish is so my idea of unpalatable. If it were on the course I wouldn't go.
    Each to their own.

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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    It is an ancient food, the knowledge is worth ’preserving’.

    I find it quite interesting this resurgence of old food techniques.

    Happens all over Europe. Everybody is fermenting!
    Fermented food is not only tasty, but very healthy. The nutrients are more easily absorbed by us.
    Ferment away!
     
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    Looking at the various jars is liking listening to paint dry, let alone watching but I did a silly dance that ended up with a little wee when I saw a couple of bubbles in the water kefir :):) I don't feel that fish wouldn't have fitted with the course, or indeed on it as Kevan utilised the time slot perfectly.
     
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    In the tasting, which of the cabbages did you prefer?

    Mom used to do sauerkraut as it was a ‘forgotten’ foid in Sweden until fairly recently.
    She always made a batch of fermented Brussel sprouts before Christmas.
     
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    I think the Russian style one for flavour and the fact that it was effectively fermented coleslaw. The amount of both foraged and shop bought greenery to experiment with is immense.
     
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    My dad told me that there was a sauerkraut made with white ( standard) cabbage, with added thin slivers of hot peppers, slivers of normal red bell peppers, grated carrots.

    The last time he had it was before WW2.

    Yes, most veg can be fermented.
     
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    That is a dangerous post. I'm already salivating. doesn't look like its far from me, and they seem to have a lot of very relevant courses (for me). Good blog to mate.
    Cheers for posting
     
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    One of these years I am going to brew up some ramsons.

    A couple of years ago I made a garlic chilli and onion sauerkraut that tasted amazing, but was extremely pungent. One day I took some to work for lunch. People some distance away complained to the building management about the smell of gas coming from the air conditioning!

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    Cheers bud. The beauty of the place is that it isn't far from the M1. I'm going to be heading back and I am currently looking to see when I can squeeze myself onto the coldsmoking day and you're right, the breadth of courses is great.
     
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    Sounds like my wife mentioning the 'pong' when I 'burped' the bottles I brought home :)
     
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    Already booked on for the 31st may for the next fermentation course. really can't wait. Thanks for highlighting the course.
     
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    Nice one, I'm sure you'll appreciate Kevin's tutoring and samples. I've just booked onto the food smoking day (and sneaked the last place on the March date!).
     
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    Just come back from the above course. I have to say, it really was everything that had been promised and more. It may have only been 4hrs long, but every minute was crammed with information and my taste buds are now craving more of the samples we tried.
    Kevan was very knowledgable and presents it in a way that even a numpty like me can understand.
    I'd really recommend this to anyone who's interested in making more from their foraged foods or looking to preserve a garden glut.
     
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