Women and Koji Making – An International Affair – There’s More.


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Please fill out this form and Register here. You can register up to June 17th! Thank You!

Mika Repenning of Go-en Fermented Foods
Ma!Condimentos
Sourdough Bread by Terri Ann Fox
Vinegar
Kirsten K Shockey of Ferment.Works wielding her koji to make vinegar
Koji Vinegar
Cucumber Kasuzuke from Petra and The Beast
Misti Norris and Jessica Alonzo of Petra and The Beast

Ma!Condimentos Salad

Alchemy
Sake Kasu or Lees

Koji Pickles by Jessica Alonzo or Petra and The Beast
Shio-Koji Turnips from Petra and The Beast
Kanji for Koji Making
Koji Cured Meats and Koji Charcuterie from Petra and the Beast
Summer Drinks with shio-koji and amakoji from LantauMama


Women and Koji Making – An International Affair – 48 Hours Left to register for this 96 hour access event!


Please fill out this form and Register here. You can register up to June 17th! Thank You!

Mika Repenning of Go-en Fermented Foods
Ma!Condimentos
Sourdough Bread by Terri Ann Fox
Vinegar
Kirsten K Shockey of Ferment.Works wielding her koji to make vinegar
Koji Vinegar
Cucumber Kasuzuke from Petra and The Beast
Misti Norris and Jessica Alonzo of Petra and The Beast

Ma!Condimentos Salad

Alchemy
Sake Kasu or Lees

Koji Pickles by Jessica Alonzo or Petra and The Beast
Shio-Koji Turnips from Petra and The Beast
Kanji for Koji Making
Koji Cured Meats and Koji Charcuterie from Petra and the Beast
Summer Drinks with shio-koji and amakoji from LantauMama


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



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



Sake Kasu


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



Sweet Potato Koji Vinegar


Part of the Women and Sake Making Sessions
Sweet Potato Vinegar for the Women and Koji Making Event (over 60 hours in case you need to space it out!). And you can make great vinegar from bodaimoto type country sake also called doburoko.

Vinegars seem to multiply like rabbits around here. We’ve been trying to recreate several dozen recipes for vinegars from thousands of years ago using beans and grains and roots. They are very tasty, and add something very special to just about anything.

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



Women and Koji Making – An International Affair


Jessica Alonzo’s Shio-koji cured radishes. For Petra and The Beast.

Please Register for this event here: https://Cultures.Group There is also an updated version of this post here!

Mika Repenning of Go-en Fermented Foods
Ma!Condimentos
Sourdough Bread by Terri Ann Fox
Vinegar
Kirsten K Shockey of Ferment.Works wielding her koji to make vinegar
Koji Vinegar
Cucumber Kasuzuke from Petra and The Beast
Misti Norris and Jessica Alonzo of Petra and The Beast

Ma!Condimentos Salad

Alchemy
Sake Kasu or Lees

Koji Pickles by Jessica Alonzo or Petra and The Beast
Shio-Koji Turnips from Petra and The Beast
Kanji for Koji Making
Koji Cured Meats and Koji Charcuterie from Petra and the Beast
Summer Drinks with shio-koji and amakoji from LantauMama


Turnip Ohistashi



The purple top turnips were used instead of celery root for two reasons. We like the taste and ease of preparation of this vegetable, and it is available fresh even during winter months. Slice the turnips into long matchsticks and massage with the coarse sea salt. You will end up losing about 20% of their original weight. You do not have to peel these if you don’t want to. Make sure they are well scrubbed though.



Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Rémoulade Sauce
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 TB shio-koji
  • 1 to 2 tsp grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 tsp celery seeds
  • Freshly ground black pepper (up to 1/2 tsp)
  • Green shiso leaves (or fresh dill or fresh tarragon or scallions)
  • 1 pound or 450 grams purple top turnips, julienned and salted down for at least four hours with 1 to 2 TB of coarse sea salt.


Once the turnips have been fast pickled in the salt soak them in cold water to remove the salt. You could chan ge the water several times. Squeeze the turnips very well to remove any excess water. They should only taste very lightly salted when biting into the center.



Mix all the ingredients together and serve immediately. A crisp apple, cut like the turnips, can be added right before serving as well. You could also grind up the celery seeds if you like. If you want to avoid the mayonnaise or Rémoulade sauce entirely, use another TB of shio koji and 2 tsp vinegar.

Rémoulade Sauce

Mayonnaise and Hollandaise -nEgg emulsions are one of the Mother Sauces in Classic French cooking, and are used in many other cuisines as well. Egg emulsion sauces are almost always made by combining an acid such as vinegar or lemon juice with eggs, then adding fat.

There is usualy enough water in these ingredients that help the sauce to stay together as they are made. If you ever have problems holding an egg emulsion sauce together try adding a very small amount of water, and putting it in a colder place.



Sauces that depend on an egg emulsion include Hollandaise Sauce, and Mayonnaise, and sometimes Vinaigrette (for salads). In some cases, the fat is heated along with the eggs while making the sauce, although that is not always required.

Of course, the acids can vary. We’ve used sour grapes, tart cherries, acid whey, and infusions of koji made with Aspergillus luchuensis to create citric acid that can replace the need for lemon, vinegar or anything else. Liquid shio-koji can also be used, bringing even more umami to the sauce.

The fat used in an egg emulsion sauce could be butter, olive oil, chicken fat, or even lard. In classic French cuisine, clarified butter is almost always used.

We’ll provide you lots of recipes for all these different variations things as we go along but remember in life, and especially in food that balance is the technique, layers of taste the rewards of knowing how to orchestrate the right tongue, mouth, and throat feel.

Smell is often the key to unlocking all the pleasure receptors you want to unlock with whatever it is you are eating or drinking. A lot of that depends on what you can unlock from fats. It also depends on what acid you use. And of course on the liquid, whether water, mushroom broth, fish sauce or microbe infused stock.


Egg Emulsion – Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is really just a cold version of Hollandaise. For this first sauce we kept it simple. Mother sauces, including the progeny of mayonnaise called Rémoulade, should always be capable of becoming the parent of another sauces.

If you add additional onion and fresh dill and sour cream – we do that often – it’s no longer a simple sauce. It would be pretty hard to create another sauce from such as sauce.

That’s not a good thing for a home cook, or a chef unless that is the end goal. With this sauce, you could easily make a dozen variations if you don’t need all the sauce at once.



Rémoulade Sauce
  • 1 3/4 cup or 365 grams mayonnaise
  • 2 TB mustard powder (regular or hot, your call)
  • 2 TB or 25 grams chopped capers
  • 1 TB or 16 grams sugar (organic, unrefined, not brown)
  • 1 tsp celery seeds
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 finely chopped scallions – around 1/4 cup
  • 2 teaspoons dried tarragon or 1 TB fresh tarragon

We are going to assume you either know how to make mayonnaise according to your taste, and if you don’t, how to buy whole egg or low fat or olive based or vegan mayonnaises from a store or online.

Mix the first five ingredients. Then, blend in the herbs and scallions. It should look like a mayonnaise with capers and herbs, not a green sauce. Let flavors meld for an hour or more.

This recipe makes 2 cups or 420 grams of sauce. It keeps really well in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days. If you are going to use this right away, you could add the lemon juice from the lemons you grated for the peel. Add a 1/2 tsp of salt and 2 more TB capers if you want it to last longer.

This is great with turnip, kohlrabi or carrot ohitashi.