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Free Fermentation Workshop

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - April 26 @ 2:00 pm

We are excited to invite you to join Fermentation Friday Spring 2024 season. 

What: Food and Media Lab
Where: UMaine Hitchner Hall Kitchen room 160
When: Fridays noon to 2pm
To participate, RSVP here.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation please email or

This series is free and open to the UMaine community and has been made possible with support from the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center, the Cultural Affairs and Distinguished Lecture Series.

Upcoming topics:

2/02 Welcome Vegetable fermentation 101: Making Giardiniera
2/09 Dosa with Cherie Scott of Mumbai to Maine
2/16 Fermentation Food Rescue
2/23 Koji, Miso, Mushrooms with Nicholas Repenning co-sponsored by
3/8 Tempeh with Sarah Speare of Tootie’s Tempeh
3/22 Fermentation Challenge
4/5 Fermenting Grains
4/12 Fermenting Forage with chef Sean Doherty
4/19 Koji with Rich Shih, author of Koji Alchemy
4/26 Free Fermentation Frenzy

“Ellie Markovitch, lecturer in the Department of Communication and Journalism, has received an MHC grant related to her ongoing “Fermentation Fridays” project, which takes place in the UMaine Food Lab and involves developing recipes, facilitating cooking and storytelling workshops, and producing short videos. The Fermentation Fridays project engages with the local community, creating opportunities for skill sharing, the use of local food, and food rescue. At the core of Markovitch’s work is an exploration of the aesthetic of the quotidian and hospitality as art and community building.”


February 2 @ 12:00 pm
April 26 @ 2:00 pm
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UMaine Hitchner Hall Kitchen room 160
University of Maine
Orono, ME United States


Ellie Markovitch
(207) 570-8866
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