Melissa Pollard is a local yoga teacher, trainer and qualified nutritionist. She is also a serious devotee of fermented foods, with something always bubbling away on her kitchen benches. In addition to the delicious taste and health benefits of fermented foods, Melissa says the process of making them can be highly meditative.
Having enjoyed sauerkraut for decades, Melissa’s interest in and study of nutrition opened her mind to the exciting health benefits of fermented foods.
Once she started making her own fermented foods, Melissa quickly moved beyond ordinary green cabbage sauerkraut and now keeps her family and friends supplied with delicious and healthy ferments from different cultures, including a West African style hot and spicy sweet potato ferment—which participants can sample on the day. Melissa loves sharing her knowledge of fermented foods, their health benefits and how to make them safely.
In this session, you’ll learn the basic principles and techniques of fermenting foods, including troubleshooting and kitchen hygiene essentials. We’ll get our hands into the mixing bowl and share some delicious samples. You’ll take home your own sample jar, recipes and a basic ‘how to’ guide.