Salt + Ceremony Sessions


Full Schedule below. You can register for Annual Membership that includes all the upcoming Salt and Ceremony sessions, and access to everything from 11/01/2022 to 12/31/2023. Or, you can register for individual events, or a $50 package for 2 events, or $60 for all 5 events. $75 gets you into all events, past, present and future – until 12/31/2023. Only Annual Members (and Salt and Ceremony video makers) will have access to videos past 12/31/2022.

Annual Membership from 11/01/2022 – 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

$75.00


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Salt and Ceremony – Any 2 Sessions

Salt and Ceremony Sessions take place on December 4th, December 5th, December 11th, December 12th, and December 18th. Each event will have a live hour long presentation, then 2 hours of streaming videos. Registrants that do not opt to purchase an Annual membership have until 12/31/2022 to view the recordings and associated videos.

$50.00

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Salt and Ceremony – All Five Sessions

All Five Events of Salt and Ceremony. Sessions take place on December 4th, December 5th, December 11th, December 12th, and December 18th. Each event will have a live hour long presentation, then 2 hours of streaming videos. Registrants that do not opt to purchase an Annual membership have until 12/31/2022 to view the recordings and associated videos.

$60.00


Salt and Ceremony – December 4th : Past, Present and Future Salt

You can purchase access to this individual Salt and Ceremony event. You will have access to the live event, and the recording, when completed, associated with that event until 12/31/2022. 1:00 to 4 PM EST. Picture is of Kevin Gondo of Shared Cultures in San Francisco. He and Eleana Hsu are presenting at this first session with Galia Kleiman, Sandor Katz, Maria Mantilla, Soirée-Leone, Nancy Singleton Hachisu, Haruko Uchishiba, Will Moffat, Takashi Sato and others.

$30.00


Salt and Ceremony – December 5th: Salt, Grains, Seeds and Beans

You can purchase access to this individual Salt and Ceremony event. You will have access to the live event, and the recording, when completed, associated with that event until 12/31/2022. 1:00 to 4 PM EST. With Dawn Woodward, Katrya Kalyuzhna, Jennifer Lapidus, Ekta Maheshwari , Sean Doherty, Darra Goldstein, Ellie Markovitch, Fermenthings, and others

$30.00


Salt and Ceremony – December 11th: The Miracle of Salt

You can purchase access to this individual Salt and Ceremony event. You will have access to the live event, and the recording, when completed, associated with that event until 12/31/2022. 11:00 TO 2:00 PM EST. With Priya Mani, Naomi Duguid, Krishnendu Ray, John Hutt, Melanie McIntosh, Cultured and Cured Alex Gunuey and Amy Kalafa, Karen McAthy, Llewyn Máire, and Vanika Choudhary

$30.00


Salt and Ceremony – December 12th: Salt, Sand, and Survival 5:00 to 8:00 PM EST

You can purchase access to this individual Salt and Ceremony event. You will have access to the live event, and the recording, when completed, associated with that event until 12/31/2022. 3:00 PM TO 6:00 PM EST. With Meredith Leigh, Laurent Serin and Javier Gutiérrez Carcache of ¿Adonde Lab?, Nader Mehravari , Eve Jazmati, Trevor Warmedahl, Kartik Singh, Connie Chew, Anshita Dawar and others.

$30.00

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Salt and Ceremony – December 18th: Salt, History, and Cultures 3:00 to 6:00 PM EST

You can purchase access to this individual Salt and Ceremony event. You will have access to the live event, and the recording, when completed, associated with that event until 12/31/2022. 3:00 PM TO 6:00 PM EST. With William Rubel, Justin Tyler Tate, Patrícia Miguel, Eleni Michael, Wade Fox, TJ Vestal, Ken Fornataro and others

$30.00



Individual Salt and Ceremony events costs $30 USD. $50 for 2 sessions of Salt and Ceremony, $60 for all 5. Each session has a live segment of about an hour, then two hours of streaming videos made by people from all over the world.

Buying a new Annual Membership at $75 also means you will be able to access, at no additional cost, all the Salt and Ceremony sessions and any event in 2023, as well as access to any new videos and the edited ones as they become available. Please specify what you would like at the payment link https://PayPal.me/FermentsandCultures


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Rind and Flavor – Salt + Plants


Aging Plant Cheese

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Karen McAthy is the CEO, co-founder of Lumi Foods and Blue Heron Cheese from Vancouver, Canada, the author of the first and significantly expanded second edition of The Art of Plantbased Cheesemaking (winner of the 2018 Gourmand World Cookbook award, vegan category), and has taught hundreds of students from around the world, how to make cultured plant based cheeses.

Salt and Aging Plant based Cultured Cheeses: rind and flavor development. Register Here: Annual Membership Includes all Salt and Ceremony Sessions, access to hundreds and hundreds of videos, and access to videos and events until December 31, 2023


While plant-based cheese methodology lacks a universal cohesion like its dairy counterpart, or longer established fermentation practices, the beginnings of universal approaches are starting to coalesce.  Many focus on creating precise replicas of dairy standards, but this workshop is intended to focus on how plant based cheeses can be stand alone new cheeses, with their own characteristics, and learning how to age a cheese is key to understanding the relationship between microbes, salt, humidity and temperature, and other factors.

Selection of Blue Heron Cheeses

On December 11th we will be featuring Karen’s workshop videos as part of our Salt and Ceremony Events. This session: The Miracle of Salt, is live broadcast from 11:00 AM EST to 2:00 PM EST. The first hour will be a live event, followed by streaming videos. All of this will be available in the showcases for these events. If you can’t attend the event and participate live, you can watch them later. But you must register (See below).

Karen is the CEO, co-founder of Lumi Foods and Blue Heron Cheese from Vancouver, Canada, the author of the first and significantly expanded second edition of The Art of Plantbased Cheesemaking (winner of the 2018 Gourmand World Cookbook award, vegan category), and has taught hundreds of students from around the world, how to make cultured plantbased cheeses. Under her direction, Lumi Foods is currently developing a line of vegan starter cultures specifically for use in plantbased and alternative dairy cheesemaking practices, a result of research undertaken within a Lumi led consortium project in Protein Industries Canada. https://lumifoods.com


Salt and Ceremony Sessions

December 4th : Past, Present and Future Salt1:00 to 4 PM EST
December 5th: Salt, Grains, Seeds and Beans1:00 to 4PM EST
December 11th: The Miracle of Salt11:00 to 2:00 PM EST
December 12th: Salt, Sand, and Survival5:00 to 8:00 PM EST

$75 for Annual Membership that includes from November 1, 2022 to 12/31/2023 (that’s 14 months) and all the Salt and Ceremony sessions.

Individual Salt and Ceremony events costs $30 USD. $50 for all 4 sessions of Salt and Ceremony. Each session has a live segment of about an hour, then two hours of streaming videos made by people from all over the world.

We are recording each session and will make them available the last week od December, viewable until 12/31/2022. All 4 sessions – recorded if you can’t make it – with associated videos are watchable until the end of the year costs $50

Buying a new Annual Membership at $75 also means you will be able to access, at no additional cost, any event in 2023, as well as access to any new videos and the edited ones as they are available. Please specify what you would like at the payment link https://PayPal.me/FermentsandCultures


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Plant based Cheeses and Salt


Salt and Aging Plant based Cultured Cheeses: rind and flavor development. Register Here: Annual Membership Includes all Salt and Ceremony Sessions, access to hundreds and hundreds of videos, and access to videos and events until December 31, 2023



On December 11th we will be featuring Karen’s workshop videos as part of our Salt and Ceremony Events. This session: The Miracle of Salt, is live broadcast from 11:00 AM EST to 2:00 PM EST. The first hour will be a live event, followed by streaming videos. All of this will be available in the showcases for these events. If you can’t attend the event and participate live, you can watch them later. But you must register.

Young Plant Cheese on Bamboo

Karen is the CEO, co-founder of Lumi Foods and Blue Heron Cheese from Vancouver, Canada, the author of the first and significantly expanded second edition of The Art of Plantbased Cheesemaking (winner of the 2018 Gourmand World Cookbook award, vegan category), and has taught hundreds of students from around the world, how to make cultured plantbased cheeses. Under her direction, Lumi Foods is currently developing a line of vegan starter cultures specifically for use in plantbased and alternative dairy cheesemaking practices, a result of research undertaken within a Lumi led consortium project in Protein Industries Canada. https://lumifoods.com


Salt and Ceremony Sessions

December 4th : Past, Present and Future Salt1:00 to 4 PM EST
December 5th: Salt, Grains, Seeds and Beans1:00 to 4PM EST
December 11th: The Miracle of Salt11:00 to 2:00 PM EST
December 12th: Salt, Sand, and Survival5:00 to 8:00 PM EST

$75 for Annual Membership that includes from November 1, 2022 to 12/31/2023 (that’s 14 months) and all the Salt and Ceremony sessions.

Individual Salt and Ceremony events costs $30 USD. $50 for all 4 sessions of Salt and Ceremony. Each session has a live segment of about an hour, then two hours of streaming videos made by people from all over the world.

We are recording each session and will make them available the last week od December, viewable until 12/31/2022. All 4 sessions – recorded if you can’t make it – with associated videos are watchable until the end of the year costs $50

Buying a new Annual Membership at $75 also means you will be able to access, at no additional cost, any event in 2023, as well as access to any new videos and the edited ones as they are available. Please specify what you would like at the payment link https://PayPal.me/FermentsandCultures


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Salt from Añana for Sagohachizuke


Maria Mantilla of Ma! Condimentos vivos de Asia has been fermenting koji in Barcelona since 2017. In 2020 she switched the praised mediterranean salt for something more significant and historical in Spain: a 7000 year old mineral salt valley in Añana, a province of Basque country. Maria will explain a little bit about this place, the importance of sourcing locally in her ferments and will improvise a fun Sagohachizuke (三五八漬け) done with Bahía rice, another heirloom variety of rice typical from Girona, Catalunya.

On December 4th we will be broadcasting Maria’s videos as part of Salt and Ceremony. If you can’t attend the event and watch them live, you can watch them later. Along with lots of other videos and the live event once ready. But you must register (See below).

Barley Miso. Miso is a very easy to make, or buy, tasty paste used in cooking and sometimes baking. It can range from being as sweet as sugar to deeply salty.
Maria Mantilla (Photo: Rosa Molinero Trias) December 4th.

Salt and Ceremony Sessions

December 4th : Past, Present and Future Salt1:00 to 4 PM EST
December 5th: Salt, Grains, Seeds and Beans1:00 to 4PM EST
December 11th: The Miracle of Salt11:00 to 2:00 PM EST
December 12th: Salt, Sand, and Survival5:00 to 8:00 PM EST

To Register for Salt and Ceremony

$75 for Annual Membership that includes from November 1, 2022 to 12/31/2023 (that’s 14 months) and all the Salt and Ceremony sessions.

Individual Salt and Ceremony events costs $30 USD. $50 for all 4 sessions of Salt and Ceremony. Each session has a live segment of about an hour, then two hours of streaming videos made by people from all over the world.

We are recording each session and will make them available the last week od December, viewable until 12/31/2022. All 4 sessions – recorded if you can’t make it – with associated videos are watchable until the end of the year costs $50

Buying a new Annual Membership at $75 also means you will be able to access, at no additional cost, any event in 2023, as well as access to any new videos and the edited ones as they are available. Please specify what you would like at the payment link https://PayPal.me/FermentsandCultures

Koji Tane or spores. These are how koji is encouraged to grow on mainly different things like rice, barley or soybeans.
Making sure the rice for koji making has been properly steamed.
Perfect koji rice, every time!
Koji rice is sometimes used to make shio koji is used in many applications in the kitchen. It’s an all purpose flavor booster created by the enzymes that are created by the mold called Aspergillus oryzae.
One of the many things available at https://www.macondiments.com

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Salt + Ceremony – Shared Cultures

Block of Koji, or rice that has a powerful mold that makes enzymes that create great food! It also makes sake, or soy sauce, or a sweet rice drink called amasake. You’ll learn all about these things at Salt and Ceremony.

How the Japanese seasoning agent, tamari, usually wheat and gluten free, is actually made. Eleana, the co-founder and co-owner of Shared Cultures and Kevin will show you what they discovered in their latest trip to Japan.

Eleana Hsu, wild mushroom forager and enthusiastic flavor chaser. Sometimes mushrooms end up in the tasty things that Shared Cultures sells.

Like this!
Or a super easy to use amino sauce made from koji to make quick, fresh salds or quick pickles (gluten free) or as a soy sauce replacement.

Or This!
To Register for Salt and Ceremony

$75 for Annual Membership that includes from November 1, 2022 to 12/31/2023 (that’s 14 months) and all the Salt and Ceremony sessions.

Individual Salt and Ceremony events costs $30 USD. $50 for all 4 sessions of Salt and Ceremony. Each session has a live segment of about an hour, then two hours of streaming videos made by people from all over the world.

We are recording each session and will make them available the last week od December, viewable until 12/31/2022. All 4 sessions – recorded if you can’t make it – with associated videos are watchable until the end of the year costs $50

Buying a new Annual Membership at $75 also means you will be able to access, at no additional cost, any event in 2023, as well as access to any new videos and the edited ones as they are available. Please specify what you would like at the payment link https://PayPal.me/FermentsandCultures


Kevin Gondo of Shared Cultures next to some huge wooden tubs of aging koji based umami.

Good Morrow and Morels!

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Salt and Ceremony – December 5th


Katrya Kalyuzhna Sour Cherry Pyrizhky

Katrya Kalyuzhna
Sourdough Baking Master Class
DECEMBER 5 TH, 2022
1:00 TO 4PM EST



To Register for Salt and Ceremony

$75 for Annual Membership that includes from November 1, 2022 to 12/31/2023 (14 months)

$50 for all 4 sessions of Salt and Ceremony, live events and videos until 12/31/2022. All 4 sessions – recorded if you can’t make it – with associated videos are watchable until the end of the year and costs $50

Individual Salt and Ceremony events costs $30 USD.

Buying a new Annual Membership at $75 also means you will be able to access, at no additional cost, any event in 2023, as well as access to any new videos and the edited ones as they are available. Specify what you would like. 

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Salt and Ceremony


To Register for Salt and Ceremony

$75 for Annual Membership that includes from November 1, 2022 to 12/31/2023 (14 months)

$50 for all 4 sessions of Salt and Ceremony, live events and videos until 12/31/2022. All 4 sessions – recorded if you can’t make it – with associated videos are watchable until the end of the year and costs $50

Individual Salt and Ceremony events costs $30 USD.

Buying a new Annual Membership at $75 also means you will be able to access, at no additional cost, any event in 2023, as well as access to any new videos and the edited ones as they are available. Specify what you would like. 

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Salt Satyagraha – Kartik Sinha



To Register for Salt and Ceremony

$75 for Annual Membership that includes from November 1, 2022 to 12/31/2023 (14 months)

$50 for all 4 sessions of Salt and Ceremony, live events and videos until 12/31/2022. All 4 sessions – recorded if you can’t make it – with associated videos are watchable until the end of the year and costs $50

Individual Salt and Ceremony events costs $30 USD.

Buying a new Annual Membership at $75 also means you will be able to access, at no additional cost, any event in 2023, as well as access to any new videos and the edited ones as they are available. Specify what you would like. 

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