Kambu Koozh – Fermented Bajra

Bajra or Pearl Millet is fermented with buttermilk or any active culture to make kambu koozh. For breakfast, as a drink with condiments like sweet onions and chili peppers
Presentations on January 26 (7AM EST) 

Soirée-Leone – Wild Shoyu Made with Wild corn koji spores
Deepa Reddy – Fermented Bajra (Pearl Millet) Kambu koozh
Kartik Sinha – Winter Pickles and the Salt Satyagraha
Christine Krauss – Yubeshi (Redux)
Wade Fox – Maillard, Miso and Mushrooms 
Erica Carson – Koji based Fruit, Nut and Seed Lebkuchen|Ishan Sengupta – Kasundi, West Bengali Mustard Condiment
Sean Doherty- Salt Risen Bread with Maine Grains
¿Adonde? Lab – Chestnut Miso, Shio Koji Salt Percentages
Corey Bullock – Barley koji made for Red Bean Meju, Wood Fired Eggplant Amino Sauce with oat shoyu koji
Dawn Woodward – Rhubarb Rye Galette, Rye Sourdough Bread, Two Variations, Estonian Style Rye Sourdough with Oats, Beets and Beet Kvass
Ellie Markovitch – Sourdough Tortillas, Sourdough Primer: How to feed your mother, How to make pita bread, English muffins and a basic country loaf, Alua (Corn Kvass), and Brazilian Fermented Rice Cakes
Kenji Muramoto – Oatzuke, Umeshu, Rhubarb Umeboshi paste
Priya Mani – Vethal, Yogurt Fermented and Dehydrated Vegetables
Ken Fornataro – Mustard SourDosa Pickles

Kambu Koozh

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Wild Shoyu, Future Sauces


Future koji. Soyless, all grain protein multiple Aspergillus spore fruity chestnut popcorn caramel smelling koji for a soy sauce. Prepping for @cultures.group upcoming event on January 26th at 7AM EST.

 You can still enroll as an Annual Member if interested before the $ jump! $75 for the entire year of events, plus the past ten years of videos and all new events and videos in 2023. After April 15th Annual Membership through PayPal (https://paypal.me/FermentsandCultures) goes to $225 year.

Presentations on January 26 (7AM EST) 

Soirée-Leone – Wild Shoyu Made with Wild corn koji spores
Deepa Reddy – Fermented Bajra (Pearl Millet) Kambu koozh
Kartik Sinha – Winter Pickles and the Salt Satyagraha
Christine Krauss – Yubeshi (Redux)
Wade Fox – Maillard, Miso and Mushrooms 
Erica Carson – Koji based Fruit, Nut and Seed Lebkuchen|Ishan Sengupta – Kasundi, West Bengali Mustard Condiment
Sean Doherty- Salt Risen Bread with Maine Grains
¿Adonde? Lab – Chestnut Miso, Shio Koji Salt Percentages
Corey Bullock – Barley koji made for Red Bean Meju, Wood Fired Eggplant Amino Sauce with oat shoyu koji
Dawn Woodward – Rhubarb Rye Galette, Rye Sourdough Bread, Two Variations, Estonian Style Rye Sourdough with Oats, Beets and Beet Kvass
Ellie Markovitch – Sourdough Tortillas, Sourdough Primer: How to feed your mother, How to make pita bread, English muffins and a basic country loaf, Alua (Corn Kvass), and Brazilian Fermented Rice Cakes
Kenji Muramoto – Oatzuke, Umeshu, Rhubarb Umeboshi paste
Priya Mani – Vethal, Yogurt Fermented and Dehydrated Vegetables
Ken Fornataro – Mustard SourDosa Pickles


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Annual Membership includes access to any event in 2023, including all the Salt and Ceremony sessions and associated videos, and the video archives from now until the end of 2023. Only available to 4/15/2023

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Rye Baking

Rye baking inspired an all rye sourdough starter at 150% hydration with 30% of fermented rye described by @evelyns.crackers – but with the rest strong wheat flour. Instead of caraway or coriander toasted cinnamon and raisins were added. Incvredily easy to handle, and very tasty.

Presentations on January 26 (7AM EST) 
Dawn Woodward of Evelyns Crackers

Dawn Woodward – Rhubarb Rye Galette. Rye Sourdough Baking, Two Variations. Estonian Style Rye Sourdough with Beet Kvass.

Ellie Markovitz – Tortillas, Sourdough Primer: How to feed your mother and how to make pita bread, English muffins and a basic loaf – plus Alua (Corn Kvass), Brazilian Fermented Rice Cakes


Register! Annual Membership 1/01/2023 to 12/31/2023 – plus all events and videos of the last ten years!

Annual Membership includes access to any event in 2023, including all the Salt and Ceremony sessions and associated videos, and the video archives from now until the end of 2023. Only available to 2/15/2023

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Yubeshi (ゆべし)

Yubeshi is a Japanese sweet or savory type of confectionary, like a  chutney or sweetmeat that is decidedly dried to allow for transport. They originated as snacks that warriors could take on the road. Although it can be made as a block or whatever shape, people like to stuff them into fragrant, hollowed out citrus shells, especially yuzu.


They almost always have some amount of sugar, and they are steamed after making. Then they are dried. They are typically made from a combination of ingredients that emphasize their sweetness or savoriness. The ones made with miso, for example, typically have nuts and no flour. The sweeter ones are made with rice or other flours, sugar and something salty like soy sauce or a lighter miso. Often dried fruits are added.

Christine Krauss is a foraging and fermentation teacher in Munich. Her goal is to combine global food and fermentation techniques with regional and seasonal products to expand the regional flavor world and create new flavors for a climate compatible cuisine. She sees her work, sharing her knowledge of finding and using the unexpected and unknown flavors that grow on our doorsteps and expanding the flavor spectrum of our regional products with global food and fermentation techniques. Christine develops climate-culinary events with new, surprising flavors, delicious, sustainable and joyful food on the table with products that grow and ferment where we live. Find her on Instagram @chirp_food


Yubeshi stuffed into a Yuzu shell by @Chirp_Food

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Annual Membership includes access to any event in 2023, including all the Salt and Ceremony sessions and associated videos, and the video archives from now until the end of 2023. Only available to 2/15/2023

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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

$75.00


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www.instagram.com/cultures.group/
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https://www.paypal.me/FermentsandCultures

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