Fermented Sodas & Fizzy Beverages (Online)

Contraband Ferments
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Taught by Cheryl Paswater

Cheryl Paswater is an Certified Fermentationist , Educator, and Health Coach, who after a near-death experience, turned to holistic medicine for help. After radical diet and lifestyle changes, she started teaching on fermentation, old world food preservation, healthy eating, sustainable food, and holistic health. Cheryl runs a popular fermentation project and CSA called Contraband Ferments. (www.contrabandferments.com) She lives in Brooklyn, NY.  


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Brace yourselves for these fizzy, buzzy sodas. While there are more choices on the market now for sparkly fermented beverages made with healthier ingredients, like kombucha and fruit sodas made with real fruit and cane sugar, they can be a bit on the pricey side. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to make these delicious beverages in your home kitchen. Join us to learn how to make your own fizzy herbal sodas, talk about the science behind them, and why they are good for you!

If you'd like to make your own fermented sodas during/after class, here's what you'll need:

  • 6-8 Inches of Ginger root 
  • Sugar 
  • Water 
  • pint jar 
  • LARGE vessel for fermenting in a few days (gallon jar, plastic bucket, etc) 
  • Optional: Turmeric Root, Lemon 

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