Begin living a healthier life with these fermentation workshops.
Once used only for prolonging shelf-life, we’ve learnt that the process of fermentation actually has notable health benefits. Dr. David S. Ludwig, a professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, says that fermented foods can give your body a dose of healthy probiotics, which are live microorganisms crucial to healthy digestion.
There is something like 100 trillion bacteria and microorganisms that live in our digestive tract and the key to keeping it healthy is fermentation, which the crew at Craft & Culture know plenty about.
The first workshop at Craft and Culture is all about Kombucha, the fermented black or green tea that has long been consumed for its health benefits. And in this two-hour course, you will be guided through the basics of making your own, from the science and chemistry behind the effervescent drink to the sterilisation process as well as the all-important fermentation process.
With this, you’ll be able to go home, begin making your own and be on your way to a healthier gut. But, if you want to level up your knowledge and take your kombucha skills further, you can add an extra hour onto the course for the Masterclass edition where you will be guided through flavouring and the second fermentation process that a deeper and more complex flavour profile.
If kombucha is not for you, then maybe tempeh is. (Or, both?)
The powerhouse food made from soybeans is packed full of protein, fiber and thanks to the fermentation process probiotic boosts as well. But that’s not all. Tempeh is also an excellent source of magnesium, B vitamins, phosphorus, and manganese that benefit your health and well-being in more ways than one.
At the Tempeh workshop at Singapore’s top fermentory, you will learn how to make two uncommon types of this traditional Indonesian product and master the fermentation techniques required to make it at home. Then you’ll be able to cook it whenever you like, which we think will be pretty often as it’s a great substitute to tofu and even, wait for it, bacon.
Craft & Culture know more than a thing or two about fermentation and eating and living well. The team, as well as having medical, biochemistry and pharmaceutical backgrounds between them, have over 20 years of experience and hundreds of fermentation experiments under their belts. In other words, they promise not to claim that fermented foods will cure cancer.
But in their dedicated workshop space where you’ll be getting hands-on, they will teach you what they know and how kombucha, tempeh and other fermented foods improve gut health to improve your own well-being. And, you will have everything you need to become the best kombucha or tempeh maker that you can be with their guidance.
Both kombucha and tempeh workshops take place on Saturday 28 August and the price of each includes all the necessary equipment and products to ferment and begin living your best life.