Every Friday in April, the Davis Food Co-op (620 G St., Davis) is offering classes in their teaching kitchen as a part of a hands-on Fermentation Series. The first class has already passed, but there are still available spaces in the course. You can choose to take just one class or several, based on your interests and availability. Coming up on April 13 is a homebrewing course, which will cover modern methods for homebrewing, professional recipes and lots of tips to aid you in crafting your own suds. It will also include beer tasting and a tour of the Davis Co-op’s homebrew department. April 20 will be all about making easy pickles and krauts and will also teach you how to make your own kombucha (as well as how to properly take care of a kombucha scoby). On April 27, you can learn how to make your own sourdough, from making and feeding a sourdough starter to baking delicious bread. You’ll also get to take a jar of starter home with you, along with several sourdough recipes. All classes start at 6 p.m., and with the exception of the beer-tasting during the homebrewing course, this series is open to home cooks of all ages. Each class is $27 for Davis Co-op Members and $30 for non-members. You can find links to each of the upcoming classes (which direct to registration forms for each class) on the Co-op’s event calendar at Davisfood.coop/education/eventscalendar.
**This write-up first appeared in print on page 13 of issue #263 (April 9 – 23, 2018)**