Slow Food Dublin presents a hands-on evening of fermentation exploration with Herbel Crest and Blas Cafe in the heart of Dublin City. We will be learning how to make delicious fermented beverages and food using water and milk kefirs that can help improve your digestive health. Everyone will get kefir grains and recipes to take home.
Activities of the evening:
- Introduction to Fermentation
- Basics of water and milk kefirs
- Recipes and tastings of fermented foods and drinks
Event starts at 6.00pm. Please arrive early. Blas Cafe will be providing fermented snacks on the evening for guests to enjoy.
Chocolate Factory resident Gerry Scullion has been brewing water kefir since 2012 and other ferments for a few years more. Gerry started out with one simple ambition, to produce a healthy alternative to sugary soft drinks. Hand-crafted in small batches, using water kefir and natural herbs and spices, the drinks are packed with beneficial cultures which promote good gut health.
Eoin is a co-owner and head chef in Blas cafe and has a background in Health foods. He has been fermenting for a number of years and more recently introduced a few basic ferments to the cafe menu. Blas Cafe opened in Oct 2014 and is the in the building to meet, eat and work. It was floored using decommissioned scaffolding planks and its furniture is mainly up-cycled materials, primarily a necessity at the time rather than by design! Also in the space is “Untitled,” a design shop which represents the best in Irish makers and designers including producers from the building itself.