- February 1, 2020 - July 4, 2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
1ST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH 11am – 1PM
Learning how to pickle is essentially learning how to ferment. The technical definition of a pickle is something that is preserved using acidity. In this introductory class we will show you how, through wild fermentation, we naturally create acidity by harnessing beneficial bacteria that are present on all living things.
Pickles tend to spark off the best parts of our taste receptors: salt – sweet – sour and umami. Which means that once we try them, we are inherently drawn to the multitude of flavours of pickled things.
We will discuss the basic principles of pickling and the health benefits of fermented pickles, taste a number of funky things from our kitchen larder and then make a seasonal pickle together, which you will get to bring home. For this we will provide all of the ingredients. Each week we will go to McNallys (Organic Growers from N. Dublin who sell regularly at the Temple Bar market) and pick something that they have in season that is abundant and freshly harvested that morning.
All you need to bring is a jar. This can be a small kilner / screwcap / mason approx 250ml – we sometimes have a few for sale on the day if you cant find one yourself.
……and start to become friendly with the word ‘bacteria‘.
It is now your friend, not your foe.
WHAT YOU GET TO TAKE HOME
– notes on the basic principles of pickling
– your own pickle that we will make together in the class
DROP INS ARE WELCOME ON THE DAY IF THERE IS STILL SPACE AVAILABLE
CONCESSION tickets available for students, OAPs and unwaged, apply discount code SATURDAY10 for €10 off, I.D. required on the day.
If you have bought or been given a VOUCHER please apply the code VOUCHER2020 to your desired class and bring the voucher with you to show us on the day.
Please note if we are obliged to cancel the class, you will be reimbursed your full payment. If you booked a place but cannot attend we ask for 5 working days notice in order for a refund to be issued. Or instead of a refund, we can also transfer your payment to another class / date.
Aisling Rogerson is co-owner of The Fumbally Cafe and The Fumbally Stables. She believes strongly in the revival of fermented foods and likes to nurture an intuitive approach to learning and developing skills in the kitchen.