Salt of The Earth

December 30th at at 11AM EST (New York) is the final session of our WritersCultures program, and the start of a new year of Salt and Ceremony. We have many things planned for those that become Annual Members.

Before the end of the year that will cost you $75. Once 2023 rolls around that will cost $150 dollars. See below for registration information.

Eleni Michael with Moungra, a unique sourdough based ferment specific to Cyprus.

Using leaven or sourdough, or any fermenting starch like rice paste, to make ferments is an ancient practice. Thanks to Charles Perry for translating into English some of the most important history of fermentation, preservation and pickling.

For the final day we have an amazing line up. So far, that includes Christine Krauss of Chirp Foods making her version of subeshi, or walnut and miso stuffed citrus sweetmeat or confection. Nancy Singleton Hachisu has redone her entire presentation and added some crucial photos and narrative to her Nami no Hana (波の花) Do Goen segment.

Mustard Kraut made with cabbage and corn sourdough starter

We also have Ken Fornataro on ancient and modern ferments using sourdough or grain based leavens as was done – and in some places, still is – very commonly.

Then, Vanika Choudhary will demonstrate a regional version of a pumpkin miso – easily adapted to where you live – using rice koji and peppers native to her part of India.

Takashi Sato of San—J instructs you to make a very intense, gluten free version of shoyu or Japanese soy sauce called tamari, then offers some brilliant ways to use it. And Dawn Woodward of Evelyn’s Crackers presents a trio of amazing rye and whole grain based breads and desserts.

And there’s more. But you’re not going to see other than the above until 2023. Salt and Ceremony is the final, months long group of Sessions of our program WritersCultures. Before December 31st Annual Membership costs $75. In January of 2023 it goes to $150.

Annual Membership from 12/01/2022 – 12/31/2023 plus all events and videos

Annual Membership includes access to any event in 2022 and 2023, including all the Salt and Ceremony sessions and associated videos, and the video archives from now until the end of 2023



Author: Cultures.Group

Cultures.Group shares information, educational resources, and unique experiences through online meetings and special events, and an extensive video library on fermentation, preservation, brewing, cooking, baking and how to use koji and other filamentous fungus to make tasty things. We are a collective of artists, scientists, educators, chefs, fermenters, bakers, students and advocates. One annual fee to access all the videos whenever you like, as well as any event we have during the year. Our library of digital materials serves as the foundation to create new videos and events, driven by what our members want to learn about. Our archives and events are not posted online, nor are they searchable using any search engine. You are invited to join our collective as a student, teacher, artisan, merchant, author, activist, scientist, philosopher - or someone that doesn’t consider themself especially noteworthy or knowledgeable. Want to know how fermentation, preservation, baking and cooking knowledge can help you feed your family and community during fat and lean times? Annual Membership and access to everything Website: https://Cultures.Group

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