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Pickling and Fermenting
Tuesday 1st March : 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£28 – £55
Used to preserve food for long journeys, especially by sea, these techniques can be traced back to ancient times (approx. 2500BC). With interests in seasonal cooking on the increase*, methods such as these have grown in popularity.
• Piccalilli (mustard pickle from Asia)
This homemade version is very versatile and much different to shop bought. You will add and control your own complex flavours to suit your taste.
• Kimchi (a tangy, fermented sauce)
This popular Korean staple is a good starting point to learn about fermentation. As it matures the flavours develop to give it a real spicy kick.
• Beetroot Chutney (an Indian sauce)
Chutneys are a great way to use up many things that you have in abundance, and an exciting way to experiment with different flavours. Getting the balance of sweet and sour is the key.
In the class we will have a tasting session letting you taste different pickles and fermented products. Jars will be provided and you are welcome to bring along your own too.
*Source – publicsectorcatering.co.uk
This is a hands-on cooking class. All dishes made can be taken away and enjoyed at home, and are suitable for a plant-based diet.
The workshop will be led by our Community Chef Iain McLellan, a skilled and talented Head Chef with over 20 years cooking experience. Iain is passionate about world cuisines and sharing his love of flavour combinations. Some cooking skills are required to enjoy this workshop i.e. basic knife skills. Please bring some containers to take home your food. If you have any dietary requirements or allergies, please let us know when you are booking.
General Admission: £35
Friends / couples*: £55
Greener Kirkcaldy members/volunteers: £31.50
*Two people enjoy the cooking experience together using the same ingredients.
**Students (full time), Senior Citizens (65+), eligible benefits (Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income based Employment and Support Allowance, Housing Benefit and Universal Credit). [Proof of eligibility may be requested when booking, or on arrival at event.]
There is Disabled parking available outside 8 East Fergus Place. We have a ramp into the building and level access throughout. There is also a disabled bathroom. We have an adjustable cooking station for those in wheelchairs or who need to sit while cooking.
If you have any other accessibility questions or would like the resources at the event to be in large print please phone 01592 858458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.