December 6, 2020 – Japan and Holiday Sauces, Ferments, Brews, and Baking

Åsa Linéa Simonsson

The following events require registration. Unless you are already a presenter or program host or scholarship recipient there is a fee to view videos for each event. Go to the following link to register

Chef Ken Fornataro

Sunday December 6th, 2020 7 AM to 9 AM ET, then 9 to 10 AM ET for Holiday Ferments, Sauces, Brews, Breads, Cakes and Condiments

Meeting ID: 841 6199 9960Passcode: KOMBU

Sunday December 20th, 2020 – 9 AM to 11 AM ET – Asian Fermentation: Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, China, India, Malaysia, Japan, then 11 AM ET to 12 African Ferments and Cultures.

Chef Eiko Takahashi

Meeting ID: 839 3258 2721Passcode: THAIS

Marika Groen

Sunday December 27th, 2020 – 10AM to 11:30 AM: Indian Ferments and Cultures

Meeting ID: 876 1464 8556

Passcode: NAGPUR

Nina Mong

Event Participants (In formation)

Japanese Ferments and Cultures: Koichi Higuchi, Chef Ken Fornataro, Marika Groen, Sonoko Sakai, Chef Eiko Takahashi, Yasutaka Kijima, Brooklyn Kura Master Brewer Brandon Doughan, Greg Martinez, Zoe Christiansen, Kinga Vincze, Eleana Hsu, Kevin Gondo, Greg Dunmore, Chef Alex Henao, John Cox, Connie Chew, Nick Repenning. 
Holiday Ferments and Cultures Festival : Breads, Sauces, Cookies, Amino Pastes, Brews, Salsas, and Preserves with Åsa Linéa Simonsson, Vanessa Lépinard, Zoe Cait, Nickawanna Shaw, Alina Alvarez, Mirna Bamieh, Zoe Christiansen, Nicola Anton, Veena Qereshi, Chef Ken Fornataro

Asian Ferments/Cultures: China, Korea, Thailand, South East Asia, India, Japan – Connie Chewand Chef Black Hatena with Chef Rudy Huang, Takashi Hirasawa, Niza Jannah, Pao Yu Liu, Seri Chung, Marcus Im, Chef Sean Doherty, Jeff Rubidge, Chef Ken Fornataro
Jeff Rubidge
African Ferments/Cultures: Sandor Katz, Dr. Johnny Drain, Chef Ken Fornataro, Edd Colbert and Nancy Kinyanjui, Ebonee McCorvey
India: Payal Shah, Pratap Chahal, Chef Kartik Sinha, Anjali Ganapathy, Dr. Tejas Sameer, Aysha Tanya, Ishan Sengupta, Deepa Reddy, Priyanka Bhuyan, Anshita Dawar, Ekta Maheshwari, Chef Ken Fornataro

Chef Ken Fornataro

Go-en Fermented Foods Nick Repenning

Or register for all 5 Events: Season Pass: International Ferments and Cultures:

  • Japan: Ferments and Cultures 12/6/2020
  • International Holiday Cultures and Ferments 12/6/2020
  • Asian Fermentation Festival – Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, China, Malaysia 12/20/2020
  • Africa Ferments and Cultures – East to West with Sandor Katz 12/20/202
  • India: Ferments and Cultures 12/27/202

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