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Do it together bio: fermentation workshop

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On 19 September we organise a second workshop how to ferment your own food, a simple, healthy and energy-efficient technique!

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Despite their image, most bacteria are not harmful to people’s health. There are many applications in which bacteria play a crucial role. In this workshop we zoom in on fermentation processes, and you will learn how to get your home laboratory started with this simple, healthy and energy-efficient technique!

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The culinary hype of fermentation sorts with the movement in which healthy eating is key and food waste is avoided. Add to that the current do-it-yourself mentality, and it becomes clear why fermentation has been embraced by both professional and home cooks. Moreover, the acts of looking, feeling, smelling and tasting change the relationship with the end product. See your food transform over time, into a unique and personal product.

No refrigerator? No problem

Fermentation is one of the oldest techniques to postpone the expiration date of food: perhaps your grandmother's entire cellar was also full of pickled vegetables? It is an easy and sustainable way in which salt is added to (for example) fish, meat or vegetables, in order to control the fermentation process and to create an intense taste.

Fermenting food offers a solution if you do not have cooling options. The process takes place at room temperature and therefore does not consume any energy: "It is one of the cheap and energy-efficient solutions of the future," says professor of food microbiology Eddy Smid of Wageningen University.

Although fermentation may seem to have a nostalgic character, it is more than longing for the time from before the technological revolution. On the contrary, it also offers possibilities in an apocalyptic world view: the cellar as your own storage space.

There are limited places available for this workshop.

What do you need?

Not much more than an (empty, clean) bucket or jar with a lid to close it, a drill, a water seal and a silicone plug. Simply drill a hole in the bucket, lock it and you're done. The locks and plugs will be available for purchase for € 2,50 and can be purchased from us on the evening itself, but you can also bring your own.

English is spoken during this event (but not exclusively).

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