Browsers and the Olympia Food Co-Op are pleased to host Fermentation on Wheels on Sunday, September 24 at 2:30 PM for a Book Talk and Fermentation Workshop. Books will be available for purchase. The event will take place in the parking lot near Browsers - on the corner of State and Capitol Way - on author Tara Whitsitt's converted bus, now a mobile fermentation lab. Call the store with any questions about the event!
More about Fermentation on Wheels: the book and the adventure--was born in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in May 2013 when author Tara Whitsitt converted a forty-foot vintage military bus into a fermentation lab and workshop. Since then, she’s travelled over 24,000 miles with a mission to bridge communities, inspire sustainability, and teach fermentation.
With her new illustrated memoir/cookbook, Tara shares road stories and recipes--from the generous farmers who offered respite and fermentables, to young arms baptized elbow-deep in salty cabbage, and to fifty unique recipes of delectable fermentations learned and created while on the road.
After her book discussion, discover the simple tradition of preservation through bacterial collaboration in one of its most simple forms: via the local micro-flora of vegetables! Fermented foods heal our bodies, celebrate age-old traditions, and promote healthy eco-systems. Learn about the cost effective and simple tools involved and go home knowing how to creatively and fearlessly ferment vegetables with this hands-on demonstration.
You are also invited onto the bus for tours, tastings, and fermentation talk. Bring starter cultures of your own for exchange and discussion. If you would like to take a starter culture home with you, please bring something to trade or $10 (per starter culture).
Fermentation on Wheels is a grassroots project that brings fermentation education to communities of all ages and backgrounds and inspires with a school bus that has been converted into a fermentation lab, library, and workshop space. The project’s founder, Tara Whitsitt, organizes events nationwide to bridge communities and restore a genuine fascination in local, traditionally-preserved foods. By traveling the country, connecting consumers to local farmers, and teaching fermentation, she hopes to emphasize the importance of strong, sustainable food practices and values. Learn more at www.fermentationonwheels.c