Thursday, February 19, 2009

Kombucha Demo and Campus Kitchens

Slow Foodies gathered together for a potluck and Kombucha Brewing Demonstration this past Tuesday. The menu included a beautiful vegan chocolate beet cake, curried chick peas, and vegan protein power bars. On the drinks list, there was fresh, lime, grapefruit, and chokecherry flavored kombucha.

The basics of brewing kombucha tea were explained. This fermented tea is made with a SCOBY, or a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. Also known as the "elixir of immortality, kombucha tea has been claimed to cure various ailments such as cancer, and is said to have detoxifying effects and probiotics, which are good for the digestive system. Read more about Kombucha tea and the demo here!

We also had two visitors from the Campus Kitchens Project! The CKP has various programs on college campuses, some of which take leftover food, prepare it, and serve it to those in need. They are hoping to start something up in the Boston area, and SF hopes to work with and support the CKP in the future.

Something else we're excited for: the 2nd Annual NE Real Food Summit is this weekend! Look for a recap from us in the next week or so.

1 comment:

Courtney said...

Thanks for the comment, Elizabeth. I really enjoy your blog. Very informative. :)CS