Food Fermentation

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Fermented Foods Miso

Miso Making Class with Tamari and Fermented Nut Butter

This class is available for private and group scheduling, at your place or mine. Contact me to plan and schedule by calling 610-389-8316 or emailing kpalcho@gmail.com. Learn to make Miso, a traditional, savory Japanese condiment made by fermenting soybeans or other legumes with salt and koji culture. The resulting thick paste is used for flavoring …

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Fall Fermented Foods

Fall Vegetable Fermentation Class

This class is available for private and group scheduling, at your place or mine. Contact me to plan and schedule by calling 610-389-8316 or emailing kpalcho@gmail.com. Fall vegetable fermentation is wonderfully fun and easy. In this class, we will learn about the history, culture, benefits and contemporary practice of making safely fermented fall season vegetables. …

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Summer Fermented Foods

Summer Vegetable Fermentation Class

This class is available for private and group scheduling, at your place or mine. Contact me to plan and schedule by calling 610-389-8316 or emailing kpalcho@gmail.com. Summer vegetable fermentation is wonderfully fun and easy. In this class, we will learn about the history, culture, benefits and contemporary practice of making safely fermented summer season vegetables. …

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Corn and Beans-a nutritional powerhouse with nixtamalization

Tortillas and dry beans are having a boom as people scramble to fill larders with healthy, easily-stored food during the pandemic. The ancient knowledge about their nutritional value has waxed and waned through various times in history. It’s great that corn and beans are flying off the shelves in Berks. I wonder if today’s tortilla …

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photo of Stefanie Anstadt making cheese

Interview with Oley Cheesemaker Stefanie Angstadt of Valley Milkhouse, Oley, PA.

Berks County is home to an amazing number of talented commercial fermenters making everything from bread, cheese, vegetables and meats to beer, wine and kombucha. Let me introduce you to one of our cheesemakers. I met Stefanie Angstadt three years ago when I moved to the Oley Valley. One of my first thrills was to …

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Fermented Condiments

Fermented Condiments Class: Worcestershire Sauce, Hot Sauce, Garlic, Lemons and more

This class is available for private and group scheduling, at your place or mine. Contact me to plan and schedule by calling 610-389-8316 or emailing kpalcho@gmail.com. Fermented condiments offer a new world of nutrition and flavor to year-round cooking. We will make a selection of 4 of the following choices: My famous fermented Worcestershire Sauce …

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Palcho's Products Classes - Fermented Condiments

The Friendly Critters Behind Fermented Condiments and Worcestershire Sauce.

I would like to introduce you to some of the most amazing and unseen critters on earth. They are the natural yeast and bacteria who are responsible for fermentation. I call them critters because they are tiny organisms and they are very friendly and helpful. You can see them only under a microscope, but they …

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Benefits of Fermentation: Fermentation Beats Canning and Raises Nutritional Profile

Fermentation is rooted in agriculture, and no place does Ag like Berks County, Pennsylvania. As our harvest festivals continue, and fall vegetables and grains are tumbling out of our gardens, it is time to start fermenting. I grew up in the Philly suburbs, but spent a lot of time on a friend’s farm where I …

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