The website gives this enticing list: "From sourdough bread to home-crafted beer, pickles to soy sauce, chocolate to cheese, compost to silage, the Live Culture Convergence has it all." How I wish I could learn to make them all!
You can see the whole schedule here.
If I were going, I'd totally hit up at least the following events:
- The Secret Life of Chocolate
- Saturday, Oct. 8 , 1 - 3 pm
- Believe it or not, chocolate is a fermented food. Learn all about the chocolate fermentation process and taste samples during this especially tasty class led by Gail Ambrosius.
- Whole Wheat Baking
- Saturday, Oct. 8 , 2 - 4 pm
- Learn to bake whole wheat baked goods using locally grown wheat. Plus: information about growing wheat.
- Elm Duo
- Sunday, Oct. 9 , 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00pm
- Pasture Performance featuring 13-year old singer and fiddle champion Eleanor Mayerfeld and her father, mandolinist, guitarist and UW-Madison professor of Community & Environmental Sociology, Mike Bell. The duo will entertain with an eclectic mix of acoustic music, from bluegrass to Celtic to jazz and more.
- Saturday, Oct. 15, 12 - 2 pm
- Learn the techniques and the considerable health benefits of fermenting vegetables. Mike Bieser of Fizzeology will demonstrate, share recipes and provide a home fermenting starter kit.
- and more!
*and tomorrow is Yom Kippur, when we're supposed to be atoning for our sins and wiping away our regrets in preparation for the new year!