Roots, Squash, Rice, Seeds, Nuts, and Corn – Asian Techniques


James Vergara and Heidi Nestler of Wanpaku Natto

April 25, 2021 – Asian Techniques 10 AM to 1 PM ET – Corn, Squash, Rice, Seeds, Nuts, and Roots: Shio-koji, Tempe, Misos, Amino Pastes, Drinks, Sauces, Jangs, Bokashi, and sweets.

The live event is on Sunday April 25th from 10 to 1 PM ET. It’s a Zoom call. It’s the fourth event of the program, and last of the first segment. $45 for all 4 events including Zoom meeting and 150+ associated videos. See the menu for other options at this Registration Link

Wanpaku Natto

Our first 4 events of Ferments and Cultures2021 present techniques – in over 150 videos – such as foraged vegetables ferments, making shio-koji, using koji as an agent to create foods from otherwise wasted food sources, corn fermentations and its use in drinks, baked goods, misos and pickles and tonics.


What else? Vegetable ferments. Restorative Tonics. Mead. Dashi. Shoyu. Medicinal brews. Fermented Flowers. Shrubs. Water kefir. Milk Kefir. Sourdough. Nettles, Vinegar. Filamentous Fungus. Amino Pastes. Jiangs. Fermented Teas. Corn Koji. Buckwheat rejuvelac. Asian Techniques to make things such as Tempe, Misos, Amino Pastes, Drinks, Sauces, Sake, Rice wine, Seaweed Salads and other things from Corn, Squash, Rice, Seeds, Nuts, and Roots. African spice blends and cultures. Bread History. Corn.


Chef Ken Fornataro of cultuhttps://www.instagram.com/culturesgroup/resgroup serves up corn shoyu cured egg yolks with goto natto (natto with koji) on seeded flatbread

All the videos are always at Vimeo.com/culturesgroup Some may be in a specific showcase, either visible or hidden to anyone without the passcode to get in. Our videos are always password protected. You must have both the showcase address, and the passcode for a specific event. We do not live broadcast on social media sites.


Rice, Seeds, Nuts, and Roots: Asian Techniques


April 25, 2021 – Asian Techniques 10 AM to 1 PM ET – Corn, Squash, Rice, Seeds, Nuts, and Roots: Shio-koji, Tempe, Misos, Amino Pastes, Drinks, Sauces, Jangs, Bokashi, and sweets.

Mangoes with Umami Paste by Connie Chew of Crazy Asian Ferments

The live event is on Sunday April 25th from 10 to 1 PM ET. It’s a Zoom call. It’s the fourth event of the program, and last of the first segment. $45 for all 4 events including Zoom meeting and 150+ associated videos. See the menu for other options at this Registration Link


Our first 4 events of Ferments and Cultures2021 present techniques – in over 150 videos – such as foraged vegetables ferments, making shio-koji, using koji as an agent to create foods from otherwise wasted food sources, corn fermentations and its use in drinks, baked goods, misos and pickles and tonics.

Connie Chew of Crazy Asian Ferments

What else? Vegetable ferments. Restorative Tonics. Mead. Dashi. Shoyu. Medicinal brews. Fermented Flowers. Shrubs. Water kefir. Milk Kefir. Sourdough. Nettles, Vinegar. Filamentous Fungus. Amino Pastes. Jiangs. Fermented Teas. Corn Koji. Buckwheat rejuvelac. Asian Techniques to make things such as Tempe, Misos, Amino Pastes, Drinks, Sauces, Sake, Rice wine, Seaweed Salads and other things from Corn, Squash, Rice, Seeds, Nuts, and Roots. African spice blends and cultures. Bread History. Corn.


Mangoes with Umami Paste by Connie Chew of Crazy Asian Ferments

All the videos are always at Vimeo.com/culturesgroup Some may be in a specific showcase, either visible or hidden to anyone without the passcode to get in. Our videos are always password protected. You must have both the showcase address, and the passcode for a specific event. We do not live broadcast on social media sites.


Corn, Rice, Seeds, Nuts, and Roots: Asian Techniques


An Exploration of Pure Corn Misos by Alan Callaham

April 25, 2021 – Asian Techniques 10 AM to 1 PM ET – Corn, Squash, Rice, Seeds, Nuts, and Roots: Shio-koji, Tempe, Misos, Amino Pastes, Drinks, Sauces, Jangs, Bokashi, and sweets.

The live event is on Sunday April 25th from 10 to 1 PM ET. It’s a Zoom call. It’s the fourth event of the program, and last of the first segment. $45 for all 4 events including Zoom meeting and 150+ associated videos. See the menu for other options at this Registration Link

An Exploration of Pure Corn Misos by Alan Callaham

Our first 4 events of Ferments and Cultures2021 present techniques – in over 150 videos – such as foraged vegetables ferments, making shio-koji, using koji as an agent to create foods from otherwise wasted food sources, corn fermentations and its use in drinks, baked goods, misos and pickles and tonics.


What else? Vegetable ferments. Restorative Tonics. Mead. Dashi. Shoyu. Medicinal brews. Fermented Flowers. Shrubs. Water kefir. Milk Kefir. Sourdough. Nettles, Vinegar. Filamentous Fungus. Amino Pastes. Jiangs. Fermented Teas. Corn Koji. Buckwheat rejuvelac. Asian Techniques to make things such as Tempe, Misos, Amino Pastes, Drinks, Sauces, Sake, Rice wine, Seaweed Salads and other things from Corn, Squash, Rice, Seeds, Nuts, and Roots. African spice blends and cultures. Bread History. Corn.


An Exploration of Pure Corn Misos by Alan Callaham

All the videos are always at Vimeo.com/culturesgroup Some may be in a specific showcase, either visible or hidden to anyone without the passcode to get in. Our videos are always password protected. You must have both the showcase address, and the passcode for a specific event. We do not live broadcast on social media sites.


Asian Techniques: Corn, Squash, Rice, Seeds, Nuts, and Roots


April 25, 2021 – Asian Techniques 10 AM to 1 PM ET – Corn, Squash, Rice, Seeds, Nuts, and Roots: Shio-koji, Tempe, Misos, Amino Pastes, Drinks, Sauces, Jangs, Bokashi, and sweets.

The live event is on Sunday April 25th from 10 to 1 PM ET. It’s a Zoom call. It’s the fourth event of the program, and last of the first segment. $45 for all 4 events including Zoom meeting and 150+ associated videos. See the menu for other options at this Registration Link

Under 18 minutes  #matzo with sesame seeds and nixtamalized corn koji flour and Emmer wheat

Our first 4 events of Ferments and Cultures2021 present techniques – in over 150 videos – such as foraged vegetables ferments, making shio-koji, using koji as an agent to create foods from otherwise wasted food sources, corn fermentations and its use in drinks, baked goods, misos and pickles and tonics.

What else? Vegetable ferments. Restorative Tonics. Mead. Dashi. Shoyu. Medicinal brews. Fermented Flowers. Shrubs. Water kefir. Milk Kefir. Sourdough. Nettles, Vinegar. Filamentous Fungus. Amino Pastes. Jiangs. Fermented Teas. Corn Koji. Buckwheat rejuvelac. Asian Techniques to make things such as Tempe, Misos, Amino Pastes, Drinks, Sauces, Sake, Rice wine, Seaweed Salads and other things from Corn, Squash, Rice, Seeds, Nuts, and Roots. African spice blends and cultures. Bread History. Corn.


The team at Zizinia de les Flors brings some really amazing fermented foods from Egypt, Jordan, Africa and the Middle East to Ferments and Cultures 2020 and Ferments and Cultures 2021 – Espacio creativo británicolevante cocinando historia cultura política con métodos agrarios tradicionales bendiciones abuelas y otras brujas

All the videos are always at Vimeo.com/culturesgroup Some may be in a specific showcase, either visible or hidden to anyone without the passcode to get in. Our videos are always password protected. You must have both the showcase address, and the passcode for a specific event. We do not live broadcast on social media sites.


Asian Techniques, Spring Tonics, Africa Diaspora


April 25, 2021 – Asian Techniques 10 AM to 1 PM ET – Corn, Squash, Rice, Seeds, Nuts and Roots: Shio-koji, Tempe, Misos, Amino Pastes, Drinks, Sauces, Jangs, Bokashi, and sweets

$45 for all 4 events including Zoom meeting and associated videos, or see pull down menu. Use this Registration Link You can register for all events up until May 1, then watch until June 30th. March 29 segment is a lagniappe, and a way to still get in on the over 150 planned videos you’ll be able to watch.

Our first 4 events of Ferments and Cultures2021 present techniques – in over 150 videos – such as foraged vegetables ferments, making shio-koji, using koji as an agent to create foods from otherwise wasted food sources, corn fermentations and its use in drinks, baked goods, misos and pickles and tonics. Vegetable ferments. Restorative Tonics. Mead. Dashi. Shoyu. Medicinal brews. Fermented Flowers. Shrubs. Water kefir. Milk Kefir. Sourdough. Nettles, Vinegar. Filamentous Fungus. Amino Pastes. Jiangs. Fermented Teas. Corn Koji. Buckwheat rejuvelac. Tempe, Misos, Amino Pastes, Drinks, Sauces, Sake, Rice wine,Seaweed Salads. African spice blends and cultures. Bread History. Corn. Seeds.

Then KojiFest2021 on June 20, and the start of our July 18 Writers Cultures 7 event series.


All videos are always at Vimeo.com/culturesgroup Some may be in a specific showcase, either visible or hidden to anyone without the passcode to get in. Our videos are always password protected. You must have both the showcase address, and the passcode for a specific event.


April 25, 2021 – Asian Techniques 10 AM to 1 PM ET – Corn, Squash, Rice, Seeds, Nuts and Roots: Shio-koji, Tempe, Misos, Amino Pastes, Drinks, Sauces, Jangs, Bokashi, and sweets


March 29 to June 30th: Flowers and Shrubs

Mimosa (Acacia Dealbata) is one of the earliest trees to bloom at the end of the winter, here, in France.
Mimosa blooming is the signal that the winter is ending up and that the spring will be there soon. The blooming is really spectacular as this evergreen tree is then taking the look of a big bright yellow cloud. The mimosa scent is amazing, a perfume you can smell from afar, warm, powdery, flowery with tones of honey, hay and green banana. 

That’s why Mimosa flower absolute (essential oil) is widely use as a ingredient for aromatherapy, cosmetics and soap manufacturin and also why Mimosa is traditionnally use in France (mainly in the South) to make cristalized flowers and syrups. 

In the same vein, to enjoy its beautiful perfume for a time longer than the flowering season, we will transform the beautiful mimosa flowers into a naturally fermented mimosa soda, a grapefruit and mimosa shrub, a mimosa sugar. In the last video sequence we will also make a dessert using these 3 ingredients. And describe each step along the way. 

Holisoa Rajerison describes how to make several things with Mimosa flowers, including a Mimosa Shrub, a Mimosa sugar, a Mimosa Soda, and a dessert à l’assiette with these 3 items: Dessert a l’assiette Grapefruit granita, ajo blanco, mimosa soda, black garlic and grapefruits supremes

March 29 segment is a lagniappe, and a way to still get in on the over 200+ planned videos you’ll be able to watch. While we prepare for our April 25th Asian techniques event and our July 19 virtual book fair of writers that have or will publish books this year, along with a review of some recently published scientific papers that have essentially changed everything. 

#milkkefir #waterkefir #flatbread #fermentationbuildscommunity #sourdough #nettles #probiotics #apothecary #🌽 #🍄 #rejuvelac #wildfermentation #edibleflowers #FermentsandCultures2021 #kojibuiltcommunity #culturesgroup #atasteofasia #fermentation #kefir #sourdough #mushrooms #nuruk #kojibuildscommunity

Tonics and Ferments – March 29, 2021

7 to 9 PM ET

Our first 4 events of Ferments and Cultures2021 present techniques – in over 100 videos – such as foraged vegetables ferments, making shio-koji, using koji as an agent to create foods from otherwise wasted food sources, corn fermentations and its use in drinks, baked goods, misos and pickles and tonics. Vegetable ferments. Restorative Tonics. Mead. Dashi. Shoyu. Medicinal brews. Fermented Flowers. Shrubs. Water kefir. Milk Kefir. Sourdough. Nettles, Vinegar. Filamentous Fungus. Amino Pastes. Jiangs. Fermented Teas. Corn Koji. Buckwheat rejuvelac. Tempe, Misos, Amino Pastes, Drinks, Sauces, Sake, Rice wine,Seaweed Salads. African spice blends and cultures. Bread History. Corn. Seeds.


The Crew at Golden State Pickle Works

$45 for all 4 events including Zoom meeting and associated videos, or see pull down menu. Use this Registration Link You can register for all events up until May 1, then watch until June 30th.

All videos are always at Vimeo.com/culturesgroup Some may be in a specific showcase, either visible or hidden to anyone without the passcode to get in. Our videos are always password protected. You must have both the showcase address, and the passcode for a specific event.


March 29, 7 to 9 PM ET – Tonics and Ferments – Vegetable ferments. Restorative Tonics. Meads. Shio-Koji. Dashi. Medicinal brews. Foraged rescue remedies. Sourdough. Spring Nettles. Miso soups. Mushrooms. Lactofermented brines. Amasake. Shrubs. Seaweed salad. Water kefir. Milk Kefir. Miso. Amino Pastes. Jiangs. Kombucha. Tea Ferments.

April 25, 2021 – Asian Techniques 10 AM to 1 PM ET – Corn, Squash, Rice, Seeds, Nuts and Roots: Shio-koji, Tempe, Misos, Amino Pastes, Drinks, Sauces, Jangs, Bokashi, and sweets


Each event has a live event at the following time and dates, Eastern Standard. The Africa Diaspora event is included and took place February 21 – 12 PM to 1:30 PM Eastern Time, as is the March 21 – 12 to 3 PM Eastern time part 1 of Ferments and Tonics. Edited, excerpted recordings are also at the Vimeo website. They included presentations by:


Previous Events this year with:

Contact us at kojiandpickles@gmail.com to discuss presentations, videos, interviews, talks you would like to create, or to become an intern or volunteer. We are actively soliciting input from people worldwide to share one or more videos for future sessions.


Ferments and Tonics Part 2

On March 29 the other part of Ferments and Tonics introduces dozens of additional videos on everything from fermenting with tree saps to  collecting yeasts and pollens from flowers to create tasty ferments, to using filamentous based substrates to create new food tastes and comforting familiar ones with super umami. 

Christine Krauss of @chirpfoods demonstrates her Nettle Amasake

Also, a few pretty simple lactofermented dishes that just require salt. 

If you have already registered for the events, created a video for any event, or received a scholarship there is no fee for this new event on March 29. We’ll have some segments from the last live event in addition to the new ones released on March 29. 

There is still time to get something in for the Asian Techniques Event. Deadline is April 4 but we know ours going to ask for another week. If you need help let us know! 

So this March 29 segment is a lagniappe, and a way to still get in on the over 200+ planned videos you’ll be able to watch. While we prepare for our April 25th Asian techniques event and ourJuly 19 we have virtual book fair of writers that have or will publish books this year, along with a review of some recently published scientific papers that have essentially changed everything. 

#milkkefir #waterkefir #flatbread #fermentationbuildscommunity #sourdough #nettles #probiotics #apothecary #🌽 #🍄 #rejuvelac #wildfermentation #edibleflowers #FermentsandCultures2021 #kojibuiltcommunity #culturesgroup #atasteofasia #fermentation #kefir #sourdough #mushrooms #nuruk #kojibuildscommunity

Mallory O’Donell demonstrates Maple Leaf Sauerkraut, Pickled Wild Blueberries, Burdock Root fermented in Birch Sap and other tasty foraged foods.

Tonics and Ferments – March 29, 2021

7 to 9 PM ET
Purple Carrot Kanji by Anita Tikoo

Our first 4 events of Ferments and Cultures2021 present techniques – in over 100 videos – such as foraged vegetables ferments, making shio-koji, using koji as an agent to create foods from otherwise wasted food sources, corn fermentations and its use in drinks, baked goods, misos and pickles and tonics. Vegetable ferments. Restorative Tonics. Mead. Dashi. Shoyu. Medicinal brews. Fermented Flowers. Shrubs. Water kefir. Milk Kefir. Sourdough. Nettles, Vinegar. Filamentous Fungus. Amino Pastes. Jiangs. Fermented Teas. Corn Koji. Buckwheat rejuvelac. Tempe, Misos, Amino Pastes, Drinks, Sauces, Sake, Rice wine, Jangs, Bokashi, Seaweed Salads. African spice blends and cultures. Bread History. Corn. Seeds.


$45 for all 4 events including Zoom meeting and associated videos, or see pull down menu. Use this Registration Link You can register for all events up until May 1, then watch until June 30th.

All videos are always at Vimeo.com/culturesgroup Some may be in a specific showcase, either visible or hidden to anyone without the passcode to get in. Our videos are always password protected. You must have both the showcase address, and the passcode for a specific event.


March 29, 7 to 9 PM ET – Tonics and Ferments – Vegetable ferments. Restorative Tonics. Meads. Shio-Koji. Dashi. Medicinal brews. Foraged rescue remedies. Sourdough. Spring Nettles. Miso soups. Mushrooms. Lactofermented brines. Amasake. Shrubs. Seaweed salad. Water kefir. Milk Kefir. Miso. Amino Pastes. Jiangs. Kombucha. Tea Ferments.

April 25, 2021 – Asian Techniques 10 AM to 1 PM ET – Corn, Squash, Rice, Seeds, Nuts and Roots: Shio-koji, Tempe, Misos, Amino Pastes, Drinks, Sauces, Jangs, Bokashi, and sweets


Each event has a live event at the following time and dates, Eastern Standard. The Africa Diaspora event is included and took place February 21 – 12 PM to 1:30 PM Eastern Time, as is the March 21 – 12 to 3 PM Eastern time part 1 of Ferments and Tonics. The recordings are also at the website. They included presentations by:


Previous Events this year with:

Contact us at kojiandpickles@gmail.com to discuss presentations, videos, interviews, talks you would like to create, or to become an intern or volunteer. We are actively soliciting input from people worldwide to share one or more videos for future sessions.


Ferments and Cultures 2021

Our first 4 events of Ferments and Cultures2021 present techniques – in over 100 videos – such as foraged vegetables ferments, making shio-koji, using koji as an agent to create foods from otherwise wasted food sources, corn fermentations and its use in drinks, baked goods, misos and pickles and tonics. Vegetable ferments. Restorative Tonics. Elderberry Mead. Dashi. Bone broths. Shoyu. Medicinal brews. Fermented Flowers. Shrubs. Water kefir. Milk Kefir. Sourdough. Nettles, Vinegar. Filamentous Fungus. Amino Pastes. Jiangs. Fermented Teas. Corn Koji. Buckwheat rejuvelac. Tempe, Misos, Amino Pastes, Drinks, Sauces, Sake, Rice wine, Jangs, Bokashi, seaweed salads, and sweets; African spice blends and cultures of the diaspora of Africans throughout the world.

Tonics and Ferments – March 29, 2021

7 to 9 PM ET
Purple Carrot Kanji by Anita Tikoo

$45 for all 4 events including Zoom meeting and associated videos, or see pull down menu. Use this Registration Link You can register for all events up until May 1, then watch until June 30th.

All videos are always at Vimeo.com/culturesgroup Some may be in a specific showcase, either visible or hidden to anyone without the passcode to get in. Our videos are always password protected. You must have both the showcase address, and the passcode for a specific event.


March 29, 7 to 9 PM ET – Tonics and Ferments – Vegetable ferments. Restorative Tonics. Meads. Shio-Koji. Dashi. Medicinal brews. Foraged rescue remedies. Sourdough. Spring Nettles. Miso soups. Mushrooms. Lactofermented brines. Amasake. Shrubs. Seaweed salad. Water kefir. Milk Kefir. Miso. Amino Pastes. Jiangs. Kombucha. Tea Ferments.

April 25, 2021 – Asian Techniques 10 AM to 1 PM ET – Corn, Squash, Rice, Seeds, Nuts and Roots: Shio-koji, Tempe, Misos, Amino Pastes, Drinks, Sauces, Jangs, Bokashi, and sweets


Each event has a live event at the following time and dates, Eastern Standard. The Africa Diaspora event is included and took place February 21 – 12 PM to 1:30 PM Eastern Time, as is the March 21 – 12 to 3 PM Eastern time part 1 of Ferments and Tonics. The recordings are also at the website. They included presentations by:


Previous Events this year with:

Contact us at kojiandpickles@gmail.com to discuss presentations, videos, interviews, talks you would like to create, or to become an intern or volunteer. We are actively soliciting input from people worldwide to share one or more videos for future sessions.


Invasive Plant Fermenting with Sagohachizuke – Christine Krauss




Women and Koji Making

Women and Koji Making: June 15, 2020: 9:00 AM EDT to 5:30 PM EDT
(2 Sessions) A complete description of who and what is incuded here



Jessica Alonzo with Petra and The Beast



Part of the Women and Sake Making Sessions

Women and Koji Making

Women and Koji Making: June 15, 2020: 9:00 AM EDT to 5:30 PM EDT
(2 Sessions) A complete description of who and what is incuded here