Online Cooking Class - Fermentation for Beginners

Learn simple, time-tested fermentation techniques to create healthy, probiotic-rich foods in your own kitchen.

Fermentation has been practiced for centuries around the globe. Fermentation techniques not only preserve food, but enrich it with microbial cultures that aid in digestion and immunity. In this beginner fermentation class, you'll learn basic methods to create a variety of recipes. Begin with a sweet and tangy fermented pineapple drink and kimchi you can serve with vegetable stir fry, which you'll also make from scratch — no fancy equipment required!


  • Cooking class is fully interactive.
  • Chef accompanies you throughout the entire process.
  • Ask as many questions as you want!
  • Recipes Recipe links are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability and can be delivered by your preferred local grocer with the link below.
  • Technology Connect with the chef using Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Class Participation Chime in with questions through audio or chat. Use of video is optional.
  • Class Size Public class sizes are between 4 to 20 connections to provide an opportunity for all guests to participate and ask questions. Private classes can accommodate up to 498 guests.
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Labels Asian, Couples, Fun, Healthy, Vegetarian

Ingredients


Pineapple
Spring water
Raw cane sugar, turbinado preferred
Stick of cinnamon
Whole clove spice
Brewer’s yeast, optional
Napa cabbage
Iodine-free sea salt or kosher salt
Ground pepper
Fresh garlic
Fresh ginger
Granulated sugar
Fish sauce, optional
Korean chile paste
Daikon radish
Scallions
Coconut or vegetable oil
Soy sauce
Lemon juice
Broccoli
Carrots
Bell pepper
Medium onion
White or brown cooked rice

Kitchen Equipment


Chef’s knife
Cutting board
Non-skid shelf grip or wet kitchen towel
Half gallon Mason jar or large glass jug
Measuring cups
Pot spoon
Two small jars with tight-fitting lids, optional
Pot
Two to three 12 oz Mason jars or large glass jugs
Colander
Bowls
Plates
Gloves
Something to weigh down the kimchi, like a can of beans or a pot
Colander
Medium serving platter
Cutlery
Wok or deep sauté pan
Cheese cloth, or kitchen towel
Spoon for skimming


Prep Work Details

The pineapple should be peeled in advance, and the Napa cabbage cut up and salted, then begin the pressing stage to complete the kimchi prior to class.

Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Natasha

Amber S.

Amber

24 Jan 2023

Fun and delicious.

Sherri B.

Sherri

19 Jan 2023

Chef Natasha was great! She was very clear on the instructions and also very patient. I took her class on Indian Curry and homemade Naan bread. Both were fantastic!

Laura C.

Laura

14 Jan 2023

Natasha gives clear explanations. Her recipes were easy. She moved at the right pace and checked in with all the attendees. I hope I can take many more classes with Chef Natasha

Meet your chef

Chef Natasha
Chef Natasha Verified chef
Food safety certified

Awarded a scholarship from the James Beard Foundation, Chef Natasha completed her culinary education in New York City where she went on to run a boutique catering business. At the height of her career, she competed on ABC's cooking show "The Taste," as well as Food Network's "Cut Throat Kitchen." A Culinary Ambassador for Barbados, Chef Natasha has focused on staying true to her culture whilst perfecting her craft.

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