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Microbial Makeover may seem like a strange title for a workshop but creating food options by fermenting but just like fermenting natural Indigo pigment and cooking colour for our wools , this is part of our chosen life style.

I had the pleasure of attending a workshop with the excellent tutors Tasha Alison and Dr Steve Mountain. Steve and Tasha founded and ran Icebox farm in the USA and presently living in Glasgow working to create Broomhill Farm in the city. I loved their teaching methods and their experience and wisdom that i invited them to teach a day at Dalmally Railway Station . So loaded with huge suitcases of goodies they arrived by train and created an amazing learning platform for the locals keen to learn more about fermenting foods and preserving what they grew.

We had a fantastic mixture of 3 ‘lectures’ and two hands on ferment making sessions . A demo and lots of taster sessions too . As is often the case here at the station- sharing food time is socially and emotionally important -it was the amazing lunch which Steve and Tasha had prepared from a huge range of the nutritional and delicious fermented foods

We had a fantastic mixture of 3 ‘lectures’ and two hands on ferment making sessions . A demo and lots of taster sessions too . As is often the case here at the station- sharing food time is socially and emotionally important -it was the amazing lunch which Steve and Tasha had prepared from a huge range of the nutritional and delicious fermented foods

Thank you to both tutors .

Perhaps we might get our own Argyll ‘Culture Club ‘ going soon .


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