Registration: Registration is not required. The space has limited seating so it is first come, first serve. There is no fee for workshops.
Location: The Main Stage in Spirit Hall, up the stairs and behind the curtain.
The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods with Jennet Mammedova, Prescription Foods 11:30am- 12:15
Jenneta Mammedova hails from Krasnovodsk, Turkmenistan where natural foods, herbal remedies and fermentation are simply a part of everyday life, not a counter-cultural food movement. Jenneta’s passion for health and nutrition topics are only eclipsed by her desire to educate others on these topics.
With years of experience studying, creating and experimenting with healing foods, her knowledge base is broad, however she specializes in examining gut health and children’s diet.
Jenneta lives on Pittsburgh’s northside with her husband, son and daughter – 3 very patient guinea pigs for her culinary experiments.
Traditional Mozzarella Stretching with Danielle 12:30pm – 1:15
Did you know that mozzarella cheese is originally a fermented product? In order to make cheese curd stretchable it used to be left out at room temperature to ferment to produce the correct acidity necessary. Today most mozzarella is made stretchable through the addition of vinegar, robbing the cheese of it’s full flavor and nutritional benefits. Learn about the process and the fun activity of stretching curd! We will be demoing with Caputo Brothers Creamery curd from York, Pa.
Kombucha with Joan Karp, Mount NitaNee Kombucha 1:30pm- 2:15
Joan launched Mount NitaNee Kombucha making kombucha and water kefir making about two years ago. In that short time, her small, rural business completed the necessary benchmarks to receive USDA Organic Certification through Pennsylvania Certified Organic, cementing their place a Pennsylvania’s first organic kombucha! Joan is passionate about growing to encompass a broader representation of cultured and fermented foods and beverages as a way of offering healing and connection and vibrant life to neighbors near and far. The name NitaNee derived from the recognizable Mount Nitanny and the story of mythological princess NitaNee who was revered by her people for leading them into central Pennsylvania’s safe and fertile valley.
Joan is a mother, unschooler, triathlete, personal traininer, and lover of all things outdoors. In my twenties I discovered food as medicine thanks to the love and mentor-ship of my beautiful Shiatsu practitioner. Since then, my interest in food and nature as the foundation of all vibrant life continues to grow. I’ve lived beside the ocean in Florida, nestled near the San Juans in Colorado, and amid the splendor that is Southern Utah, but Central Pennsylvania has been my verdant home for the past twenty years and has informed much of what I do.
Sausage-Making Demo with Alex from Sausage Mania!
Learn about the fascinating and delicious art of home sausage making!