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An Archaic Revival of Food

  • Octopus Alchemy North Road Brighton, BN1 1YA (map)

On Monday, October 26th @ 6.30pm, Octopus Alchemy and Silo are teaming up to deliver an 'Archaic Revival of Food'.

What to expect:

- 40min introduction to the politics of fermented foods and their health benefits.

- 12 minute screening of a documentary about Sandor Katz, fermentation revivalist!

- Demonstration of different ferments (culturing / fermented condiments / kimchi / sour pickles).

- A chance to experiment with different versions of sauerkraut and kimchi in a practical exercise.

- Introduction and demonstration of ‘ghee’ or clarified butter.

- A chance to make your own sauerkraut and other ferments using 'intercepted' food waste with help from The Real Junk Food Project, Brighton.

- Take a portion home with you!

- A bloody good time!

Full description:

Come along and seize your chance to gain loads of great practical knowledge on fermentation and the incredible healing properties of live food, and also learn some about the history and politics of fermentation.

You’ll get the opportunity to do some creative hands-on fermenting at the restaurant and learn a number of other different 'archaic' techniques to test out in your own kitchen.

Octopus Alchemy, The Real Junk Food Project and Silo are currently collaborating to turn waste vegetables into a product for sale, to support our mutual projects. So there will be a chance to help us out in the practical part of the workshop in producing a unique food product from the city's 'intercepted' food waste!

In the demonstration section of the workshop, we'll be looking at culturing with whey and vegetable brines; fermented condiments and sour pickles.

Yet again there will be a focus on an authentic recipe for kimchi: the potent Korean staple that has become a global fascination (check out an amazing introduction to kimchi, here). With a few tweaks suggested for a more 'food mile friendly' version.

If you have any spare jars knocking around at home, bring them in and make sure you get to take some of your creation home with you (small jars please)! Otherwise, any spare jars knocking around at home will be very welcome by the restaurant.

The event runs for approximately three hours and is priced at £25 (bargain!).

There are some concessions available with a special rate for unwaged people (please get in touch).

Book before the 6th October and pay £20.
Book for you and a friend and pay £20 each.

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