Cheryl Paswater
Cheryl Paswater Cheryl Paswater is a fermentationist, educator, health coach, artist, beekeeper, and writer. After a near-death experience, she turned to holistic medicine for help. Radical diet and lifestyle changes led her deep into the study of fermentation, old world food preservation, the human microbiome, food ethics, and holistic health. Cheryl runs a popular fermentation project called Contraband Ferments, contributes as a writer for Edible Brooklyn, has guest co-hosted on Heritage Food Radio Network's Fuhmentaboudit!, co-organizes the NYC Fermentation Festival, and is a co-organizer of the NYC Ferments Meetup. She is currently working on her first book while teaching workshops at festivals both regionally and internationally, and lives in Brooklyn, NY, with all of her cultures as pets (a.k.a. bacteria, yeast, and mold).

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Classes by this instructor

Fermentation is one of our oldest food processing methods. Scientifically known as zymology, it refers to the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, yeast, or bacteria. We'll cover the basic science of how to ferment tea to make kombucha, how it can improve your gut health, and w more...
02/28 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Paswater
High in protein and rich in vitamins and minerals, miso has played an important nutritional role in Japan for centuries. In the traditional recipe, soybeans are fermented with salt and the fungus Koji, or Aspergillus oryzae. Explore the science behind making miso— both with soy and with more...
01/31 Th 06:30pm-08:30pm Paswater