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An Introduction to Koji and Miso-Making at Home
January 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mark Phillips of @EarthCultures will give a virtual introduction to Aspergillus Oryzae, or Koji, the fungus responsible for miso, soy sauce, sake and other traditional Japanese fermented foods and beverages, with Berkshire Botanical Garden.
Using Miso, Tempeh, Natto, and Other Tasty Ferments (Storey Publishing, 2019) as a guide, this workshop is a primer on home and restaurant-scale koji-making and its many uses in ancient foodways and contemporary culinary techniques.
Mark Phillips is a fermented food educator living in Great Barrington, MA. He has taught numerous workshops on the subject of vegetable fermentation, koji and miso and is a team member at Hosta Hill, a Berkshires-based producer of sauerkraut, kimchi, and hot sauce. Find him on instagram at @EarthCultures. Get tickets »