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
Fermented Mint Cilantro Civiche and Fried Bananas served with fermented Habaneros with reduced Pineapple Sauce anyone? If you are in or near Brooklyn plan to join us! Hers is the link to register while there are still seats: https://www.thebrooklynkitchen.com/ShoppingCart.aspx?com=detailview&iid=1082&returncom=productcalendar&cid=409&stg=4
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.
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
We will be leading a Ferments from Around the World class 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.
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...
There was a time way back when if you went to the cheese counter at Corvallis's First Alternative Coop you might be greeted by Kirsten. Back in the day when coops meant members sharing the work for that membership discount. As for our books it was a easy walk to the beautiful downtown Grass Roots Bookstore, which got its start way back from the same coop. Its been almost two decades since we left the area but walking in always brings back memories. Really happy to be returning. Go Beavs!
Want to start your morning learning how to make probiotic-rich hot sauces OR want to watch us freak out on live TV? You will get the former for sure, hoping to avoid the latter. Check out the segment on the AM Northwest website or better yet if you are in the Portland area tune in! Who knows what one of us will say...
The world's largest independent bookstore has a soft spot in these authors' collective hearts. It was our book Mecca raising the kids, station wagon with excited kids and used books to see head north in wee hours of morning, tired kids reading their new books in same station wagon heading south at the end of the day. It was also our first stop on our first book tour - you never forget your first.
What a beautiful place Hood River is - we are really happy to be returning to the Hood River Farmers Market, sponsored again by Waucoma Bookstore. We will be making a lot of ferments over the four hours and of course answering questions and signing book. Come by and say hi if you are in the area. Its a beautiful Saturday excursion from the greater Portland area.
We keep our promises, even if it takes years. We met the good folks at Inklings at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association in 2014, just our Fermented Vegetables was being released. We missed them on that tour but promised to be there for the next so looking forward to an evening of fiery ferment tastings and book signing.
During our Fermented Vegetables book tour we fell in love with this book store and the town of Bellingham. So much so that we made plans to move there. That didn't work out and we are glad to still be on our homestead but there is something about this place. Please join us if you are in the area.
We are back to the Seattle area's favorite community cookbook store. There is something magical about being surrounded by cookbooks. If you have never been there you should really treat yourself and what better time than May 30th! Check out their event page and make sure to RSVP as space is limited.
We are beginning our Fiery Ferments book tour right here at home, in our local food cooperative's annual party for owners and our community. We will be one of four cooking demonstrations outside on the grounds. This should be the first event when we will have copies of Fiery Ferments for purchase so come by to get your signed copy!