Add health and heat to your plate! Author Kirsten will demonstrate several recipes from Fiery Ferments, and samples will be provided. Bring your taste buds and any fermentation questions you might have. One lucky attendee will go home with a free copy of the book, a set of jars, and brine.
It's a holiday book signing at the Headwaters at The Heathman Hotel in Portland Oregon. We are happy to have been picked as one of the group of local cookbook and culinary guidebook authors for this event. If you are in the area stop by, we will be tabling samples and happy to sign your copy or sell you some for gifts.
We always love to do what we do close to home. It doesn't get closer than this, we are long time supporters of our local library and are thrilled we were invited to present to our neighbors. If you are in the neighborhood join us at:
18485 North Applegate Road
Applegate, OR 97527
We will be leading a Ferments from Around the World session from 1:00 - 2:30 pm at the 9th annual Fun with Fermentation event in nearby Eugene Oregon. This is an educational event that focuses on discovering the many ways fermentation is used in making foods we all eat daily, and how to make fermented foods at home via live demonstrations. We will be one of these demonstrations and are honored to be joining the cause with our neighbors to the north.
Returning to our favorite local classroom, no matter what your motivation, come ferment with us! In this hands-on class you will learn about the breadth of what flavors can be created with this ancient technique. This class includes demonstration and tasting the culinary possibilities of fermented vegetables. Register here: https://ashlandfood.coop/participation/events/vegetable-fermentation-preserve-harvest-take-care-your-gut-and-create-flavor
From piquant to fiery, humans have always sought to spice up their meals. In this presentation we will take you on a brief tour of how spice moved through the world. You will land in South Asia, where the lesser known facultative sun fermentation developed achar pickles. Our presentation will include a demonstration of this technique and probably a lot of cutting up because we will have just flown in from New York.
Here we come NYC! We will be teaching at the most amazing community-based Brooklyn Brainery from 6:30-8:00pm. We will be bring samples of course to taste and teaching everyone how to make a Basic Fermented Pepper Mash and a Green Chile Salsa Starter. Sign up here: http://brooklynbrainery.com/courses/book-event-fiery-ferments
As homesteaders for nearly two decades we have spent our fair share of time and money at farm and feed stores. They are more than the products on their shelves - the good ones are a rich source of knowledge about just about anything facing your small holding. The people at Mountain Farm & Feed have been strong supporters of the fermentation revival and our books and its a pleasure to get a chance to share what we know.
Fresh out of our hot sauce class at Preserved in Oakland in the early afternoon we will be bringing the heat to the Santa Cruz County Fermentation Festival. It seems there is a healthy beer element to this festival so we are sure they can wash down the heat. If you are planning to attend the festival save a pint back for after the tasting!
Christopher believes good things come from hard cider and Kirsten believes, well, that Christopher believes this to be true. So when we were handed the business card of the proprietor of Preserved, who had heard from this cider maker who was making a delivery that noticed our first book on her shelf that our farm is just down the road from the cidery. We connected, we will be there for a class and couldn't be more thrilled!
We will be returning to Sacramento (unless something terribly wrong went on with the morning TV segment) to the public library. Actually their are 30 libraries in this system so you should know we will be at the Arden-Dimick branch library.
FARMcurious is a company designed to educate, inspire and equip urban homesteaders with an interest in producing their own food, reducing their ecological footprint and eating seasonally and sustainably without abandoning their urban lifestyles. As rural homesteaders what's not to love about their mission, which is why we are back to do another workshop but this time turning up the heat.
It's confession time on this one--we wanted so badly to include Omnivore Books in our first book tour for Fermented Vegetables. The store has been a favorite thing to do when in SF, which is only 6+ hours away. So we wrote Fiery Ferments to get another chance and it worked!
Proclaimed by Food & Wine as one of the world's 18 best spice shops in the world we will be starting our California Fiery Ferments tour with an evening class, If you are in the Bay Area and want to learn more about the spices used in Fiery Ferments please contact Oakland Spice Shop and reserve your seat.
Workshops, tastings and culture swapping! We are teaming up with Tara Whitsitt’s Fermentation on Wheels, a mobile fermentation lab and workspace, to bring the Ashland community an afternoon of fermentation focused activities at the Co-op.
edible Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos, a publication that celebrates New Mexico’s food culture, will be partnering with the Hubbell House Alliance for the second annual New Mexico Fermentation Festival on Saturday, June 24 between 11am and 5:30pm at the Gutiérrez-Hubbell House. We will be signing Fiery Ferments from 1-2:30 with a demo to follow. Buy tickets soon, last years inaugural event sold out.
Our first book tour stop in the Southwest! Bookworks, one of Albuquerque's independent book stores will be hosting us. Excited to be returning to the Southwest and to be bringing the heat to the state that helped chilis get on the culinary map for the USA.
One of the real pleasures of a book tour is being in public libraries. From tiny community libraries in the Pacific Northwest to mega libraries in San Francisco and now Denver. Denver's library looks beautiful, can't wait to get lost in it and force Kirsten to hunt me down for the demo...
I know what you are thinking--isn't that Bruce Springsteen? It is, but he happens to be standing in the same spot we will be for our book talk, fiery ferment tasting and book signing so thought if you want to see where we will be why not do that and get to see the Boss too? I wonder if he likes fiery ferments?
Hatch Lab presents Fiery Ferments in partnership with Kirsten Shockey, co-author of Fermented Vegetables and the forthcoming Fiery Ferments, and Marcus McCauley of McCauley Family Farm and Picaflor. It will be a day of spicy fermentation fun at the bucolic McCauley Family Farm, just 10 miles from downtown Boulder, Colorado.
Tickets are on sale now but will go fast. Last years event sold out quickly.
We will be at this beautiful bookstore on one of our favorite streets in America for this event. Boulder is a family favorite now that two of our children call it home. If you are in the area come by and say hit and taste some great new hot ferments from our new book Fiery Ferments.
Kirsten returns to Mother Earth News' Northeast fair, this time at a new location in Burlington Vermont. She will be leading workshops and will feature our new book, Fiery Ferments. This will be the first MEN fair where you can get a signed copy of our new book. Kirsten will also be in the Taproot tent doing a QA on anything...