University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Fermentation: Historical Preservation Techniques

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Instructor:
Frederich von Teufen


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA90 June 13, 2015
Crs #:
610
Date:
Sat Jun 13
Time:
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
12/∞
Room:
112
Course Category:
Arts & Sciences
Track:
Food and Feasts
Description
"Fermentation has been used to preserve foods for eons. Fermentation turns sugars into alcohol. Bread uses fermentation to create leavening. Fermentation turns milk into yogurt. Fermentation turns raw meat into sausages. The most amazing thing is that fermentation is EASY; it's using the natural bacteria, already in the air around us or waiting on our food, to overcome and exclude the bacteria harmful to humans while also improving the quality, longevity, and edibility of the food itself. Students will learn what is occurring in our foods when we culture them and how to use this technique to make historical foodstuffs such as bread, beer, wine, sauercrauts, yogurts and more. "