Zack Schulman's Annual Fermentation Party!

For a variety of reasons, we won't be having our regular first Monday of the month meetup at Jimmy's in April. However, as a fabulous alternative, we can all meet up at Zack's annual fermentation party! This is a free form event that in the past has taken place at Zack's apartment building. However, over the years it's outgrown his home space so he's taken it to the Free School building this year.

For anyone who'd like to head in to the event together, let's plan to meet out front at 4pm sharp. If you can't make it at 4pm, don't worry about missing us. The building is fairly small so we should be able to find each other inside.

For other details, see Zack's description below:

Gather for a celebration of homemade fermented food and drink!

Fermentation is everywhere and it deserves our love and attention. My goal is to encourage people to ferment foods, come together to enjoy them and share our experiences making them. In a world of fetishization of the food professional, let's celebrate the amateur fermenter. Think of this as not only a party, but also an informal tasting.

Do you make something special with your homemade ferments? Maybe you concoct a unique mustard from your own vinegar, or cook up a satisfying soup from your own miso, or perhaps you incorporate home-aged cheese into some delicious dish. How about an awesome kraut or kimchi! If so, this is your opportunity to share these types of things.

The guidelines are simple: bring a homemade fermented food or drink or something made with a homemade ferment to share. If you're unsure if it's fermented, just drop me a line and ask. Alternatively (or additionally) bring a culture/starter to swap at the culture exchange table.

There will also be a few mini-presentations/workshops/skillshares going on throughout the afternoon and evening. We have a few open spots, so if you've got skills and you'd like to share, let me know. ([masked])

RSVPs requested but not required. Please forward and share this with anyone who might be interested.

This event is free, but we'll pass the hat to support our generous hosts.

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  • R. H.

    i was surprised to see so many fermenters and so many kinds of fermented foods. Unfortunately I missed the group, and I missed Angela's Kefir workshop. The talk on making Kombucha was very informative. I was inspired to start making a continuous brew...

    April 16, 2013

  • Marilyn

    Kate's (water kefir?) jello was one of the more creative things there, I believe! Unfortunately, by the time I got to it, it was not very jelled, but still had a good taste.

    April 16, 2013

    • Adam R.

      It was very good and quite different. Had a berry like flavor.

      April 16, 2013

  • Marilyn

    I didn't have either the lettuce kvass or the cashew cheese, somehow! I liked a lot of things, and made a list of the things I want to try. I really liked the dosa, and have some lentils and rice soaking right now--will start fermenting them this evening. I loved the kimchi pancake! Was inspired to try kefir again, thanks to Angela's workshop and the fact that somebody gave me some grains afterward. Making second batch now, will try doing a second ferment with blueberries overnight.

    April 16, 2013

  • Adam R.

    That cheese made out of cashew nuts was pretty cool. Great seeing you Michaela and meeting other fermented people!! :-)

    April 16, 2013

  • Michaela H.

    So good to see some of you folks on Sunday and sorry I missed the rest of you. How cool was that event? A room full of amazingly cool things to eat and people to meet. Did you have a favorite interesting thing? I think mine was the lettuce kvass...

    April 16, 2013

  • Robin K.

    Great party! I got there late but saw some of our members there. Amazing variety of ferments. Wonderful inspiring kombucha class. Thank you ferment ferment!

    April 15, 2013

  • Matthew F.

    Great party. Great information. Tasty dishes. Great folks. Ferment Ferment!

    April 15, 2013

  • Marilyn

    What a great party! There was a wonderful variety of ferments and Angela's kefir workshop was very helpful. I have a half dozen things I'm looking forward to learning how to prepare...

    April 14, 2013

  • R. H.

    Loved it!

    April 14, 2013

  • Marilyn

    I was expecting a friend to join me today, but it looks like I won't know until last minute whether he can come. That being said, I am definitely going to be there!

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey folks. This will be the first meetup for this group I will attend. I don't have anything fermented to bring right now, I'm getting back into the routine after moving here a few months ago. I'm bringing my girlfriend Heidi. Looking forward to it!

    1 · April 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry, something came up and I can't make it today!

      April 14, 2013

  • R. H.

    I'll be going but can't make it before 6pm, so I'm sorry to miss out on the group meeting!

    April 13, 2013

  • Lisa

    I'd like to know if I can join in via Skype…?

    April 13, 2013

  • Lisa

    I would LOVE to attend, as I originally RSVP'd yes, but traveling from the Bronx on a day set aside for the week's food shopping and prep is a heavy price to pay. So I was wondering…
    Can I join in on the fun via Skype…? Thanks,
    Lisa

    April 12, 2013

  • Naoko

    I have to miss this one : (

    April 7, 2013

  • Janet

    I'll bring water kefir scoby. I'd love to trade for some milk kefir scoby.

    March 12, 2013

  • Marilyn

    YES!!!!

    March 12, 2013

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