Learning to make use of the abundance of Summer and Autumn foods to use throughout the year is an important skill is essential for anyone who wishes to grow their own food and/or eat locally. Learning to eat following the principles of traditional peoples as taught by the Weston Price Foundation is an exciting journey, and has been integrated into our work at the Institute, as we research ways to live simply and sustainably, without the use of electricity and expensive technology. Part of this journey is learning how to store food using simple methods without the use of refined sugar, or electricity (e.g. for freezing). This workshop is recommended for anyone wishing to store food for use during the year, for maximum flavor and nutrition.
We'll look at ways that our ancestors kept them selves healthy by using stored foods to get them through times of scarcity, and cover all traditional storage techniques such as lactic fermentation, cold storage, preserving in salt, oil, or vinegar and natural drying. You will have some surprises as you taste a range of our stored food. It will be a very exciting day with your boundaries being challenged in all directions! We have been developing these techniques for several years now, and will share our experiences and recipes with you.
Emma Cowan is a passionate traditional foods cook and teacher, she will share with you her secrets for preparing delicious foods that will nourish your and your family, and give you an understanding of the principles that underlie this way of eating, selecting and thinking about food.